Tkay Maidza Announces Debut Album, Drops New Banger ‘Carry On’ Feat. Killer Mike

Adelaide rhyme-spitter Tkay Maidza has just dropped the flippin’ motherload. The rap kween has announced all of the things, including the imminent arrival of her long-awaited debut album, which shall be dubbed simply TKAY (all caps y’all) and is set for release on Friday, 28th October.

From the sounds of things, the album is packing a helluva lot of collabs, including one with US hip-hop ledge and one half of Run The Jewels Killer Mike. We know this because Tkay has just released the song, it’s called Carry On and it’s a percussive head-nodder with a catchy-ass schoolyard chant-style chorus.

“[Carry On] is kind of about me going through troubles and [Mike] acts as a big brother, which is really cool,” Tkay tells triple j.

The hip-hop pocket rocket is about to head off on a tour of the US with her pal What So Not, who apparently also features on her new album. “There’s something something on the album that is a What So Not song that hasn’t been heard,” she says.

And to match her new single and album announcement, Tkay’s also knocked out a few new headlining tour dates this November. She’ll be partying in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Adelaide and Hobart with special guests Sable and Midas.Gold. That’s of course in addition to her appearances on some of Australia’s biggest upcoming music festivals, including Falls, BIGSOUND, Mountain Sounds Presents and Yours & Owls in Wollongong.

Wrap your ears around Carry On and check out Tkay’s full list of tour dates below.

Listen: Tkay Maidza – ‘Carry On’ (Feat. Killer Mike)

Tkay Maidza Tour Dates 2016

Tuesday, 6th September

Secret Sounds BIGSOUND Pre-Party

The Triffid, Brisbane

Tickets: The Triffid

Wednesday, 7th September


The Flying Cock, Brisbane

Tickets: Tkay Maidza

Saturday, 1st October

Mountain Sounds Presents

The Beery, NSW Central Coast

Tickets: Mountain Sounds

Sunday, 2nd October

Yours & Owls Festival, Wollongong

Tickets: Moshtix

Thursday, 3rd November

The Triffid, Brisbane (Licensed, AA)

Tickets: Tkay Maidza

Friday, 4th November

170 Russell, Melbourne

Tickets: Tkay Maidza

Saturday, 5th November

Metropolis, Perth

Tickets: Tkay Maidza

Thursday, 10th November

The Metro, Sydney (Licensed, AA)

Tickets: Tkay Maidza

Friday, 18th November

HQ, Adelaide (Licensed, AA)

Tickets: Tkay Maidza

Saturday, 19th November

Uni Bar, Hobart

Tickets: Tkay Maidza

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