24-year old Barbone started rapping around 2003. He’s listened to rap all his life taking inspiration from grimy 90’s hip hop like Onyx, Biggie Smalls, RA The Rugged Man, Das EFX to conscience and lyrical rap such as Kool G, Big L, Ras Kass, LC and so on. He started rapping in the Melbourne crew, Reverse Psychology but had a falling out with them years ago and decided to pursue a solo career.
He released a mixtape in 2007 aswell as an introductory EP early 2010 and has been doing shows around Melbourne ever since, performing alongside notable acts like Fluent Form, Geko, Illy, BBS, RKS, 360 plus many more. Barbone is well-known for his for his heavy live performance and his edgy persona.
The tracks on Barbone’s LP, One to Self, are personal, hard hitting, dark and humorous. With features from well-known names like G-Force, J.Waters, J.Stark of BBS, BTrail and Reverse Psychology.
Breaken Out. Prod by BNC
Big Nose Bandit. Prod by Mizari – Cuts by Dukets
Goon Ft Btrail, Skurgo & J.Stark. Prod by Scotopic Visions
Transcience Ft Harvest & Ensyke. Prod by Glinsterworm
This Life (Remix) Ft Reverse Psychology. Prod by Luger
Paranoia (Interlude). Prod by Scotopic Visions
Regress. Prod by Scotopic Visions
Tainted. Prod by Glinsterworm – Cuts by EK
Virgils Lead. Prod by Glinsterworm
What could have been (Interlude). Prod by Glinsterworm
The Catacombs Ft G Force & J-Waters. Prod by Blazin Marty
Memory Lane (Remix). Prod by Luger
Keep Moving. Prod by Glinsterworm
The album was recorded at these various Studios: Crate Cartel HQ, Chess Sound’s of BTE, Stronghorn Studios & J. Waters. All tracks mixed and mastered by Ciecmate at Chess Sounds for Broken Tooth Ent. Except for track 5 & 12 by Luger for 5 Foot Nothing.
Artwork by Discourse
Photography by Will P & Tony B
Film Clip coming soon:
Available through PayPal – Cranky_bones@hotmail.com
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Now available at Obese, This iz It, Wax Museum Records, Collector’s Corner & Polyester Records (Fitzroy)