A cru­cial fig­ure syn­onym­ous with the homegrown road rap scene, altern­at­ive hip hop artist Salty drops new ‘Tweakin’ single ahead of his EP release accom­pan­ied by raw visu­als.

Dark and a little bit twis­ted, ’Tweakin’ is a heavy hit­ting mod­ern trap song, depict­ing a raw per­son­al jour­ney for Salty, where he gets vul­ner­able and raps about open­ing up about addic­tion, tox­ic rela­tion­ships and betray­al.

The trippy trap instru­ment­al lends on ener­get­ic flows and futur­ist­ic vibes. Ooz­ing with dark gui­tar melod­ies, trappy drums and riffs sampled, played and com­posed by pro­du­cer Low­grind the single is unique as it comes.

The most import­ant mes­sage Salty wants people to take away from his music is self expres­sion and telling his story truely and authen­tic­ally.

“I am quite lit­er­ally telling my story with the lyr­ics. The sub­ject mat­ter on the EP also dis­cusses and sum­mar­ises a very dif­fi­cult time in my life and what it is like grow­ing up in Wollon­gong, and just Aus­trali­an youth cul­ture in gen­er­al and the prob­lems, dra­mas, and emo­tions that you deal with day to day,” said Salty.

 “I want it to show people I am a cap­able and ver­sat­ile artist and not just anoth­er “Aus­sie Rap­per,” but at the same time stay true to my roots in Aus­sie Rap and show respect where its due. I hope that the styl­ist­ic dif­fer­ences will both show people I’m a ver­sat­ile artist and mean dif­fer­ent demo­graph­ics will be reached,”

Undoubtedly heat­ing up to take the charts by storm, Salty hails from Illawarra/Wollongong area. The rap­per star­ted play­ing in a high school punk/metal band at age 11–13, but after find­ing a love for rap (mainly Uk Grime and Aus­sie Gut­ter Rap) he star­ted writ­ing and prac­ti­cing rap lyr­ics as opposed to punk lyr­ics.

Writ­ing lyr­ics has always been a way of self expres­sion for Salty, and he also wanted a way to make music where he only had to rely on him­self at gigs. At the age of 17, Salty saw him­self sneak­ing into ven­ues for his set when they were at clubs/pubs.

Salty then star­ted to release music in 2016, and is now gear­ing up to start a new chapter with his upcom­ing EP due to drop late Decem­ber this year. Each track on the EP is a dif­fer­ent style/genre in terms of con­ven­tion­al rap genres, how­ever keeps a con­sist­ent theme and authen­ti­city in the lyr­ics.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.