Artist info


Hip Hop

band members

Rainman - Raps. (Sometimes production and cuts too). Live sets with DJ Butcher, Calski on MPC/back ups + guest vocals.


Soul/Funk/Reggae/Folk, Beats that bump... bu-bump... bump, 90s Hip Hop



Rainman's 'The Valley' took out the 2012 'Urban' category at the Queensland Music Awards with ‘an eloquence for song-writing rarely seen in hip hop’ (OzHipHop.Com). Rainman has appeared on the Triple J Hip Hop Show. His music has been used in the Rhythm & Poetry documentary detailing the evolution of Australian hip hop as well as Bondi Rescue. Film clips for 'The Valley', 'The Buzz', 'Australian Story' and 'Soul Fire' can be checked out on YouTube. A seasoned performer, Rainman has toured Australia’s major cities and regularly performs locally in Brisbane. He has played alongside Grandmaster Flash, Ice Cube, Z-Trip & Soup (Jurassic 5), Jungle Brothers, The Herd, Urthboy, Hilltop Hoods, Muph n Plutonic, TZU and Horrorshow to name a few. As a guest collaborator with The Coalition Crew, Rainman has earned festival stripes playing Big Day Out, Woodford Folk Festival, Sounds of Spring and Parklife. Rainman's new album 'Bigger Pictures' (2012) features some of Australian hip hop’s finest producers including Chasm (Astronomy Class), Count Bounce (TZU), DJ Bonez & Sammsonite (The Optimen).


Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

16 Nov 2011

Triple J

This is dope. Great sample manipulation and it's just smooth as hell.

This is dope. Great sample manipulation and it's just smooth as hell.