Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop, Roots


Sounds like

Kendrick Lamar, J Dilla, Childish Gambino, Logic, MF Doom, Jackie Brown Jr


band members

Rhyan Clapham


Influences

Kendrick Lamar, L Fresh The Lion, Sampa The Great, Remi, Jackie Brown Jr, Robert Glasper


Unearthed artists we like

Jackie Brown Jr, Le Tour de Funk


Website

www.dobbyau.com

Bio

Rhyan Clapham is a Hip Hop artist and drummer. Aged 24, he has completed a Bachelor of Music at the University of NSW, and an Indigenous Studies Honours (focusing on Aboriginal Hip Hop music) in 2015. He proudly identifies as a Filipino and Aboriginal musician, and a member of the Murrawarri Republic in Brewarrina, NSW.

Rhyan’s musical training began at age 7. He studied classical piano and achieved AMEB grade 6 and grade 2 musicianship. At age 14, he learned jazz drumkit, and in 2012 performed as part of the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music in California, Nevada and San Francisco, USA.

He has performed as a rapper and drummer for Kevin Hunt's 'Our Music' concert at the Sydney Conservatorium, Yabun Festival, UNSW corporate and academic events, Koori Radio events and at numerous NAIDOC celebrations across Australia, and as a rapper and drummer for Sydney band Jackie Brown Jr in various events and festivals such as Wollombi Music Festival, Rabbits Eat Lettuce and Psyfari Festival.

Rhyan currently facilitates Hip Hop and drum workshops in community centres, and both primary and high schools throughout Sydney and rural NSW. He is also currently an academic tutor in Indigenous Studies at UNSW.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

29 Aug 2018

Triple J
40

just try resist this

just try resist this

Review

Review by Dorothy Markek Dorothy Markek

23 Aug 2018

Triple J
45

Got my binoculars ready. Safe to say you're going places.

Got my binoculars ready. Safe to say you're going places.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

12 Jun 2018

Triple J
40

meant to review this months ago, dobby's flow and wordplay is so damn good and this takes you to some fun highs in the chorus and lets dobby shine in those verses.

meant to review this months ago, dobby's flow and wordplay is so damn good and this takes you to some fun highs in the chorus and lets dobby shine in those verses.