Perth WA, Australia
Bluntfield plays the art of hip-hop to the full extent, sharpening his tool of knowledge and ideals into his weapon of choice.
While some emcees in the industry may express themselves lyrically merely to compliment a dope production, Bluntfield’s raps are dealt out with a deft flow of rhymes without compromising his message. While the MC harnesses the traits of a theatrical and eccentricity to his performance, he maintains an equal shine in his convictions, colouring his wordplay carefully while addressing a range of potent and politically-charged social issues, making his raps direct-built for public service announcements.
Born and raised in Perth, Western Australia, this west coast MC draws a heavy current for his lyrical charge from the anti-establishment film heroes of his childhood and comic legends Bill Hicks and George Carlin. He cites his musical influences from international rap artists such as Cypress Hill, KRS-One, Redman and spoken word poet/rapper Sage Francis and through Australian hip hop artists Drapht, Horrorshow, Seth Sentry, Bliss n Eso and Mantra.
In 2012, while on tour in Australia, US rap artist Hopsin had the audience at his Perth live event vote an impromptu freestyle showcase to which Bluntfield was declared the winner. This recognition led to the rapper joining the US rapper onstage twice more during tours over the following years. Following the initial foray into the local scene, Bluntfield recorded and released his debut EP The Black Sheep in 2014 including the comical single ‘First World Pains’.
2016 marked the year of his debut album ‘Right For Admission’ featuring the first single ‘The Dark Crystal’. The track spoke to the urgent epidemic of methamphetamine use across WA which has seen an unfortunate rise in usage rates far greater than the national average. The single’s video dropped on social media in January and was met with great reception, including a nomination for the Western Australian Music Industry’s Song of the Year Award in the urban/hip-hop category.
Second single from the album, Just Say Know, dropped April 20, not coincidentally on the cannabis cultured 4/20 Day. Here, the emcee advocates for the use of cannabis and deconstructs the hypocrisies behind the drug’s prohibition including production from Dazastah of Downsyde fame. Following the third single ‘Walkers’, Bluntfield dropped the debut full-length album ‘Right For Admission’ in August and as a result supported international artists The Four Owls and The Doppelgangaz and an appearance at SouthBound for Comedians vs Rappers.
Furthering his exposure on the live scene, Bluntfield has matured his performance, appearing on stages for a run of hybrid showcases under his label Mad Fap Entertainment, featuring a mesh-up of local artists from a wide range of genres (ChronicFest, Mad Planet Showcases I – V)
With a successful run of debut MadFappaMania shows and Comedians vs Rappers appearances at FringeWorld over Summer, support slots for Australian hip hop heavyweights Drapht, Spit Syndicate and international artists Ocean Wisdom and Swollen Members, a regional tour with Seth Sentry and a WAM nomination for Song of the Year for latest single ‘The Soap Box’, 2018 looks to be the biggest year to date with supports alongside Chris Webby and Murkeles along with the second full length album ‘The Break Out’ scheduled at the end of Winter!
Perth WA, Australia