The stratospheric rise of The Kid Laroi was at all times going to usher in a brand new interval of success for Australian hip hop, and fellow Kamilaroi rapper BOY $COUT GATSBY seems like being the following huge emergence from the scene.
Hailing from Woolyungha/Wollongong, BOY $COUT GATSBY remains to be solely 22-years-old however streams of his songs are rising into the hundreds of thousands.
Following his signing to the Mushroom/100s + 1000s household, he dropped his new single, ‘Want You Nicely’, a bouncy slice of melodic rap that playfully ponders being younger and in love.
Performing with a purposeful depth over bubbly manufacturing, the monitor seamlessly suits into the up to date hip hop scene – that’s the way you get these streams to maintain on coming.
To have a good time the discharge of ‘Want You Nicely’, we caught up with BOY $COUT GATSBY as a part of our Get To Know sequence to seek out out extra about his life, music, and love of Leonardo DiCaprio.
BOY $COUT GATSBY’s ‘Wish You Well’ is out now.
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How did your artist identify come about?
I’ve at all times actually rated Leonardo DiCaprio. After I watched The Nice Gatsby, seeing how he had the whole lot he needed however was nonetheless stood on the finish of a pier a inexperienced mild he can by no means have, mannn that hit.
I used to be 18 tenting for the primary time with my mates, all of us have about 30 mind cells between us, and one stated, “Oi, what are you gonna do if Gatsby tries to sue you, just like the lad who made Gatsby?” Just like how quicksand feels to a child when he’s 6, I assumed that was an actual downside. So we chucked BOY $COUT in entrance of it and bang, no lawsuits baabbyyyy (I feel).
How would you describe your music to your grandma?
If she was round now, I don’t suppose I’d even have to explain it. I keep in mind banging pots and pans collectively and my grandma being like, “wow he’s the best musical thoughts of his technology.” She was an excessive amount of of an angel and would have busted a hip dancing to absolutely anything if it meant seeing her grandkids joyful.
Inform us about a number of of your tracks; their titles and what they’re about?
My latest single ‘Want You Nicely’ is a narrative of younger love, the sort you stroll 7km for at 2am in August in shorts and a shirt, and it provides you butterflies that hold you awake. The title summarises all the really feel of the monitor, and simply how blissful the ignorance of deadlines are – no matter how this relationship works out, I like you now and that’s all that issues.
‘Let Me In’ was considered one of my earlier singles. I used to be working a 9-5 and actually hated it as a result of I knew I simply needed to make music full time. I used to be fortunate to get a chance the place I may give up my job and simply pursue music. The tune captures that feeling of “wow, they’re actually letting me in, they’re gonna let me do that.”
What do you’re keen on about your hometown?
I feel Wollongong is the Coke Zero model of Sydney. It has a type of comparable style however lacks any actual kick. I’m pretty glad I grew up right here however – particularly now I’m an grownup – the thought of ending up on the on line casino at 4am each Sunday haunts me.
Profession spotlight to this point?
My boy Enschway bringing me out at This That Competition. I’m nonetheless studying the ropes of really performing, so strolling out to what felt like all the world was insane. A type of uncommon moments the place you’re like, “I wanna do that until the day I die.”
Fave non-music passion?
I’ve been professionally attending my native pub for a number of years now. I’m heaps dedicated to it and try to frequently attend as many occasions as I can in any given week. Typically music will get in the way in which of my actual ardour, which is consuming ungodly quantities of piss.
What’s in your dream rider?
I’d say a bottle of probably the most paint-thinner-tasting vodka in the marketplace, a number of Redbull cans, and a LEGO Demise Star.
Dream music collaboration?
I’d give an arm and a leg to work with Dave, Corbin or Drake. Three artists who I feel the whole lot they contact is insane – continuously forward of the trade in setting route and tone.
The place do you see your self in 10 years?
Performing and touring everywhere in the globe with the very same pals I grew up with, supporting my household and pals. If that doesn’t work out, then eight totally different child mums with sufficient children to start out a Junior Rugby league workforce, which matches on to win a string of Minor Premierships earlier than I open a family-owned IGA megastore.
What’s your go-to karaoke tune?
Kenny Rogers’ ‘The Gambler’. I keep in mind it being performed so typically in my childhood. I don’t go away a dry eye in the home after I strangle out the ultimate observe on “the gambler he broke even, however in his ultimate phrases, I discovered an ace that I can hold.”
What’s the most effective recommendation you’ve ever obtained?
After I first began making music, I’d say I used to be fairly insecure – not in a 2002 coming-of-age film sort of method, however in a 16-year-old child in highschool sort of method. I bought given this piece of recommendation by a trainer: “It’s okay to lose, the concern of shedding shouldn’t sway you from the try. It’s higher to intention excessive and miss than to intention low and hit.” Shout out Mr. Stanizzo.
What’s one obsession you might have that nobody would guess after listening to your music?
The free lollies they hold on the barber for teenagers after a haircut, and cocaine.
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