The Tongue is widely regarded as one of the country’s most imaginative MCs—with a natural charisma that sets him apart from the horde of anonymous rappers vying for your attention.
A clear talent driven by a great imagination; he has defied the heavy testosterone of the MC battles where he began and subsequently outgrew; he has held a capacity audience at The Sydney Opera House in the palm of his hand as he recited Dr Seuss; he has toured nationally on many occasions to sell-out crowds. He has performed at The Big Day Out, Come Together, Sprung Hip Hop Festival, Peats Ridge & Sydney Festival and supported the likes of Public Enemy, Dizzie Rascal, Drapht, Mac Miller and The Herd.
The Tongue quickly connected with a national audience with radio hits ‘The Punch‘ and ‘Bad Education’, taken from his first EP of the same name.
Shock & Awe, his ambitious debut album cemented his place in the local hip hop landscape with hits such as ‘Real Thing’.
His second album, Alternative Energy saw a more progressive and mature approach, with favourites ‘The Show’ and ‘Crazy’ featuring heavily on radio. The record was feature album on both FBi and 2SER, and named Album Of The Week by Drum Media and The Brag.
His third album, Surrender To Victory is his most accomplished to date. It sees The Tongue coming into his own as artist and collaborator, articulating a positive vision beyond the confines of modern Australian hip hop. The record is produced entirely by the incredibly talented Cam Bluff, one of local hip hop’s most exciting producers. It’s been heralded by critics for being a triumph of The Tongue’s vision – a uniquely positive and engaging listen.
Between records the ever-prolific The Tongue has released three infectious and wildly diverse mixtapes in the Redux, The Tongue Is Dead and the Sextape.