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– Past and/or current collaborators include Sammsonite (The Optimen, Bankrupt Billionaires), Count Bounce (TZU/ Urthboy), DJ Bonez, Mangohig (Sietta), Chasm (Astronomy Class), Cam Bluff (Spit Syndicate/The Tongue/Vegas Aces, Calski, Muph (Muph n Plutonic), Tommy Illfigga, Yuin Huzami (The Coalition Crew), Laneous (Laneous & The Family Yah), Kel on Earth (Bankrupt Billionaires), pear, Youka and more.
– Mention Rainman amongst the initiated and the respect attributed to his name is palatable. Recognised nationally as one of Queensland’s finest, Rainman’s list of collaborations, support slots and guest appearances reads like a who’s who of Oz hip hop.
The Herd’s Urthboy said it well: “destined to become a positive and very listenable force… with laidback but self assured flows and a gift for hooks and phrases. One of Brisbane’s best-kept secrets”. Australia’s ‘hip hop central’ OzHipHop.Com
dubbed him Queensland’s “best-kept secret – with an eloquence for song-writing rarely seen in hip hop”.
He’s been a feature artist on triple j’s Hip Hop Show and played alongside everyone from Grandmaster Flash (USA), Ice Cube (USA) and Jungle Brothers (USA) through to The Herd, Hilltop Hoods, Urthboy, Muph n Plutonic, Pegz, TZU, Thundamentals, Astronomy Class, Tom Thum/Tommy Illfigga and many more.
Rainman drops his second album Bigger Pictures, Friday 4 May through Obese distribution. The album sees Sammsonite (The Optimen) return for the lion’s share of the production but also features some of Australia’s best beat-smiths including the APRA and AIR Award winning, ARIA nominated Count Bounce (TZU/ Urthboy), DJ Bonez, Mangohig (Sietta), Chasm (Astronomy Class), Cam Bluff (Spit Syndicate/The Tongue/Vegas Aces) and Calski. Guest MCs on the record include Muph (Muph n Plutonic), Tommy Illfigga, Yuin Huzami (The Coalition Crew), and many more, while Laneous (Laneous & The Family Yah) and Kel on Earth (Bankrupt Billionaires) lend soulful vocals across the album alongside folk-soul vocals from pear.