After years of humbly impressing Australian audiences as a member of Thundamentals, Rumpunch and Sketch The Rhyme, it’s time for MC Tuka to step to the fore and distinguish himself as one of the country’s most exciting lyrical talents, with his debut album ‘Will Rap For Tuka’.
‘Will Rap For Tuka’ is the culmination of years honing his craft, both in written form and performance, and delivers one of 2010’s most diverse efforts right before the buzzer sounds. Tuka is as comfortable rocking over a stomping Gypsy horn line as he is over Dub-Reggae or a driving Boom Bap rhythm.
Production comes from Mike Slik, Marz1, DJ Morgs, Brokn, Caustic and Tuka himself. Tuka’s debut solo set eschews easy comparison and overtly big singles, instead opting for cerebral Jazz and Dub influenced head nodders that tip their hat to producers and projects like early RJD2, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Soul Assasins Volume 1 or Nightmares On Wax. His approach is both highly melodic and rhythmic in nature, and freestyle comes as naturally as composition – he regularly performs entirely improvised sets.