Few Australian rappers have made their impact as swiftly felt as Malyangapa/Barkindji artist Barkaa.
A refreshing, powerful voice, Barkaa’s story is one being told through her music with unapologetic emotion and a fierce knack for lyricism and delivery. See: stirring single ‘King Brown’.
This week, Barkaa announced that her debut EP, Blak Matriarchy, is slated for a December 3rd release. News of the EP first became public around the release of ‘King Brown’ but in an emotional social media post this week, Barkaa elaborated further on the importance of this release.
“I poured so much of me into this project,” she wrote. “My trauma, my pain, my hurt but also my strength, my cheekiness, my heart, my joy and my happiness.”
“This is for my tittas, my aunties, my mother, my nieces, my daughter…This is for all the Blak Matriarchs out there holding community on their back and leading the next generation.”
“I love you all so much and [am] thankful to be a part of what I’m a part of,” the post continued.
“I wouldn’t wanna be anybody else and that’s because of you all. The Blak women in my life who inspired me to love and believe in me.”
Blak Matriarchy will be released through Bad Apples Music, making it a massive release for the Briggs-owned label Barkaa signed to near the end of 2020.