Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop


band members

Boomalli & Hazy


Website

www.desertpeamedia.com

Bio

Boomalli – the hard-hitting Kamileroi hip-hop artist from the Walli Reserve is BACK.

Boomalli is the Kamileroi (Gomeroi) word for ‘Strike With Power’, and after a 5 year hiatus he is back on the scene with the first release from his long-awaited debut album ‘The Promise’ which drops January 24th, 2020 - just in time for Invasion Day, produced by Sydney-based music producer ‘Hazy’.

In all honesty – after what he’s been through recently, he’s lucky to be alive. Managing a diagnosis of severe illness and tragic grief in his family - his debut album is a journey through the eyes of a survivor, and his first single ‘Where I’m From’ is an old school, dreamy, boom bap ballad for the people of the Barwon River. Out on November 14 on DPM Records.

Boomalli kicked off his musical journey when he was just 14 years old, participating in a series of songwriting and music mentoring projects through charity organisation, Desert Pea Media. The projects evolved to create ‘The Colli Crew’, a group of ‘diminutive yet razor-sharp’ rappers from the remote Indigenous community of Collarenebri in Northwest NSW.

He has since performed on stages around Australia, including Yabun Festival, NRL Indigenous All Stars games, even the ARIA Awards at Sydney Opera House in 2011. He was awarded ‘Youth of the Year’ in the Walgett Shire in 2015 and has been working with Desert Pea Media as a mentor and music facilitator ever since.

‘The Promise’ is a commitment he made to his family, and his people to continue this journey. To never give up, and to speak with the voice of his mob from the Walli Reserve. Featuring some of the OG’s of the Australian Indigenous hip hop culture, and engineered by some of the greats, we are very excited for what is coming in January 2020.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

14 Nov 2019

Triple J
40

love this anthem of hometown pride from boomalli. the little anecdotes and stories within are so great.

love this anthem of hometown pride from boomalli. the little anecdotes and stories within are so great.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

14 Nov 2019

Triple J
40

Boomalli throwing up that C in a big way. This proud Colla killer has come out with something seriously tasty with this new one 'Where I'm From'

Boomalli throwing up that C in a big way. This proud Colla killer has come out with something seriously tasty with this new one 'Where I'm From'