Baro is creating some of the smoothest hip hop in Australia right now. Having caught the ear of triple j presenters with his early work Word Smoother, his latest mixtape Howgoodisgood? has caused quite a ripple, with many shocked at the maturity, complexity and sophistication of the 17 year olds’ viewpoint and slinky beats.
Early spins on triple j have followed and the online pickup has been instant. Drawn from an Odd Future, Chance the Rapper, MF Doom kind of world, Baro’s tunes also hark back to the sound of A Tribe Called Quest – they come off like modern classics.
Fresh from Australian supports with Allday, Coin Banks and Citizen Kay, Baro is one of the most promising MC/vocalist/producer-type artists coming out of Australia.