Cronulla rapper Rif Raf’s new EP, Day 1, is out now. The name is one you might recognise from short-lived ‘reality’ TV series The Shire, with the EP’s lead single Always Home standing up for Raf’s hometown, which earned a bad reputation during the show’s run.
Always Home is the story of Rif Raf’s (real name Joel Rafidi) roots, as the rapper explains, “The message I want to relay in this song is that we are one and I will always pay homage to where I come from.”
As for the EP, Day 1 is a way of giving back to the people and place that have supported Rif Raf since his musical journey began as a small 10-year-old child.
“Day 1 is ultimately a tribute to my very good friends who have always showed their utmost support and belief in the fact that I could become everything I am from day one,” explained Rif Raf.
“It finally feels like Day 1 is the first day of the rest of my life and I understand who I am and the path I must take.”
Watch: Rif Raf – Always Home
Watch: Meet Rif Raf – The Shire