Drapht – solo artist from Perth and member of the SBX Crew. First release in 2003 on the Culture of Kings compilation. Nominated for multiple APRA ; ARIA Awards, winner of Best Urban Album 2011
Perth MC Drapht has been widely regarded as one of Australia’s best since he burst onto the scene, barely out of his twenties with his debut album Pale Rider. A manic perfectionist, Drapht is a true master of flow; he possesses an incredible elasticity with his words which allows him to make them bend and stretch. He’s also an absolute gun with vocal melodies, which gives his verses so much movement, they really can go anywhere – an amazing talent. Lucky for all of us, Drapht is on the cusp of releasing his fourth LP and delivering another masterclass.
– Paul Ridge, better known as, Drapht (or by his alter ego “Jimmy Ricard”) is an Australian MC born on the 4th September 1982.
In 2011 Drapht founded his own label ‘The Ayems’ which first release was the new Drapht album ‘The Life of Riley’.
Featured on Culture of Kings Volume 3 in 2003
Featured on 'Straight From The Art' in 2004
Perth WA, Australia