Thundamentals’ Tuka Shares His First Solo Track & Video In Four Years, Announces Tour Dates

Thundamentals’ Tuka returns today with his first solo track in four years, and he does not mess around on this one. Titled ‘F*ck You Pay Me’, he’s also treated us to a clip AND some accompanying tour dates around the country for later in the year.

“‘F*ck You Pay Me’ is a playful song about my relationship with money as an artist in the rap/hip hop industry,” he explained. “I’m basically taking the piss out of myself, I’ve always been unsettled by the need or want for money in others, it’s never been my drive so I couldn’t relate.”

“I’ve always enjoyed creating art for art sake and working out how to “sell it” later. The idea for this song has been floating around my head for years but because I don’t align with the ‘get money’ lifestyle I never got around to actually seeing it through and writing the song till recently. I guess because I’ve managed to somehow stay relevant in the Australian hip hop industry for so long I’m comfortable bragging a bit, carving a career out of Oz rap is a pretty surreal reality if you ask me? Especially if you had asked me 10 years ago when I started, it wasn’t really an option back then. My mum was supportive so that was nice lol.”

He says that this track gave him the opportunity to really “rap”, something that he feels he’s shied away from these past few years.

“I wanted to channel the aggression/ desperation that I see money bring out in our society. I think people feel trapped by not having money and wanted to write an anthem to empower them.”

He’s slapped his careful, poetic approach to creating hip-hop over the top of a mad grime beat and the result is potentially his hardest track yet. Watch the ‘F*ck You Pay Me’ video below.

He’ll be taking to stages all around the country later this year to debut the track. Starting off in Newcastle on Friday, 1st November, he’ll take the show to the Blue Mountains, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and at the end of November on the 30th, the tour will wrap up in Hobart. Check out those dates below.

Tuka National Tour, 2019

Friday, 1st November

The Cambridge, Newcastle

Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 2nd November

Baroque House, Blue Mountains

Tickets: The Carrington

Friday, 8th November

Fat Controller, Adelaide

Tickets: Moshtix

Friday, 15th November

Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth

Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 16th November

Howler, Melbourne

Tickets: Moshtix

Friday, 22nd November

The Foundry, Brisbane

Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 23rd November

The Lansdowne, Sydney

Tickets: Intix

Friday, 29th November

UC Hub, Canberra

Tickets: Moshtix

Saturday, 30th November

Republic Bar, Hobart

24 hour pre-sale from 9AM today: Oztix

Tickets from 9AM Friday: Oztix

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