After reclaiming her throne as the Queen of Australian hip hop last week with the release of her new single “Flexin’’ feat. Duckwrth, Tkay Maidza is kicking it up a gear today with the release of the official video for ‘Flexin’,’ and the announcement of her brand-new EP, Last Year Was Weird Vol. 1 – out August 31st via Downtown Records in the US.

The “Flexin’’ video was shot in London and features the ever-talented Tkay showing off her rugby skills, along with some assistance from some local players and cameos from her crew and Duckwrth himself, who brings his rock star swagger to the clip, helping Tkay to party hard in a bopping street rave.

Tkay, who before her career as a musician and a performer was actually a champion tennis player, shows she’s got as mad skills with an oval ball on the footy field as she ever did with a racquet. Her athleticism stands as a perfect complement to her epic performance on the mic on this new track, with a great assist from Duckwrth on the fly.


“‘Flexin’ is an ode to being yourself and being unapologetic for it,” says Tkay. And what better way than to visually reinterpret that ideal than by featuring athletes who in the last few years have taken massive strides towards shrinking the equality gap between male and female athletes?

She’s now preparing to take the world by storm with her brand-new new EP – Last Year Was Weird Vol. 1. Since emerging in 2014, Tkay has gone on to be one of the most recognized names, faces, and sounds in modern Australian hip hop. Her early releases instantly won her a record deal and a loyal following, and over that time she’s been on a total hot streak. She’s released massive singles like “M.O.B.” and “Simulation,” dropped the critically acclaimed debut album TKAY; been nominated for an ARIA in her home country; and has pulled together a rolodex of collaborators that features some of the biggest names out there, including Run The Jewels’ Killer Mike, Troye Sivan and French producer extraordinaire Martin Solveig.

She’s also firmly established herself as one of the few Australian hip hop artists who has proven to be popular overseas, having been nominated for a BET Award, performing at Governor’s Ball in NYC, appearing on French TV, and been part of an international advertising campaign for Mumm Champagne – alongside the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt.

It’s an exciting time for a young artist when they really begin to trust in their talent and know they’re not going to run out of steam. Last Year Was Weird Vol. 1 finds Tkay Maidza powering up to the next, brilliant phase of her career – or as she puts it best, “The old Tkay has grown, but it’s still lit.”

About RJ Frometa

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