Started in Year
At a young age Dallas Woods developed the uncanny ability to find humour in unlikely places. Poverty, suicide, abuses of all kinds are common themes in his life. Its relentless exposure provides the mettle to cut-through his demons to apply words to the tsunami of feelings and thoughts. Dallas writes with a wealth of humility, knowledge and humour; it’s how he copes.
A Noongar man raised in the E.K. [East Kimberley] Dallas is a quintessential underdog who dropped out of school at age 14; he ran AMOK heading straight for the justice system. In 2007 the Indigenous Hip Hop Projects [IHHP] came through town and spotted this wayward kid’s cheeky knack for word play.
In 2009 he won E.K. Young Achiever Award at the age of 15. In 2016 he co-wrote the NIMA awarded track Break the Silence.
In 2014 Dallas met Baker Boy at an IHHP camp. Dallas took 17 y.o Danzal under his wing. It was here that Dallas inspired Baker Boy to start rapping in his own style. The two are staunch friends and continue to write together including Baker Boy’s current hit Mr La Di Da Di. 9 x out of 10 is Dallas’ debut.
Growing up in his home town of Wyndham in rural Western Australia, Dallas Woods credits Indigenous Hip Hop Projects (IHHP) for helping him turn his frustrations about life into melodious rhymes at the tender age of 14. As Baker Boy’s mentor, he gained attention after winning the NT Song of the Year Award for co-writing feel-good hit, Mr La Di Da Di. Since then, he’s performed on ABC Kids’ dance show, "Move It Mob Style", performed at a slew of music festivals including Splendour In The Grass and released his own single. 9 times out of 10 signals the 24-year-old’s introduction into the spotlight as he delves into black deaths in custody with a distinctive flow. Woods is fearless.
“With me, my biggest gift is my sense of awareness and ability to adapt to situations,” he told RedBull.com earlier this year. “You can’t be the voice for everyone, but I just want to be one of many.”
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