It’s been a little while between drinks, but today Tkay Maidza is back and with a mammoth new song that’s set to leave you shook.

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Flexin’’ is Tkay’s first solo release since she dropped her debut 2016 album, TKAY – and the new single shows both a huge amount of growth from the Adelaide emcee, as well as a pretty massive guest verse from rising U.S. rap star, Duckwrth.

Built on trap beats and lyrical dexterity, ‘Flexin’’ is a snapshot of just how far the Zimbabwean-born, Australian-made hip hop star has come since she emerged from Adelaide as a teen sensation half a decade ago.

“‘Flexin’ is an ode to being yourself and being unapologetic for it,” says Tkay. “I went to a Mixpak dancehall night & rave in New York the night before I wrote this song with my friends and it was one of the most fun nights I had in a while. I was still awake at 8am and I remembered I had a session that day at 1pm, so I didn’t sleep and went to the studio. I wrote two songs that I really liked in that session and ‘Flexin’’ was one of them. So, yeah, I’m not sorry that I went to a rave and didn’t sleep because there wouldn’t be ‘Flexin’’.”

On her collaboration with Duckwrth: “I’m such a big fan of Duckwrth and whilst he was in Australia we hit his team up hoping they’d say yes to feature on ‘Flexin’.’ He killed it and took the song to another level!”

‘Flexin’’ premiered yesterday on triple j’s Drive Time show, where Tkay also spoke to Veronica and Lewis about her upcoming appearance at the triple j’s One Night Stand event in St. Helens, Tasmania on September 1.

She’ll be performing on a who’s who line-up of the Australian musical landscape there, alongside Vance Joy, Peking Duk, Middle Kids and Alex The Astronaut. She’s also readying to take the country by storm with new national live dates that will see her performing both solo headline shows and festival appearances throughout the rest of the year. Since emerging from Adelaide in 2014, Tkay has gone on to be one of the most recognised names, faces and sounds in modern, Australian hip hop.

Her first releases instantly won her a record deal and a loyal following, and over that time she’s been on a total hot streak. She’s released massive singles like ‘M.O.B.’ (which went Gold in 2017) and ‘Simulation;’ dropped that critically acclaimed debut album TKAY; was nominated for an ARIA; and has pulled together a rolodex of collaborators that features some of the biggest names out there, including Run The Jewels’Killer Mike and French producer extraordinaire Martin Solveig.

“Tkay Maidza is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most innovative and unique rappers.”–Complex“A slick blend of trap beats and pop rhythms with samples mined from across the musical spectrum.”–DIY“Tkay Maidza is a force to be reckoned with.”–Interview MagazineIt’s been a little while between drinks, but today Tkay Maidza is back and with a mammoth new song that’s set to leave you shook.

‘Flexin’’ is Tkay’s first solo release since she dropped her debut 2016 album, TKAY– and the new single shows both a huge amount of growth from the Adelaide emcee, as well as a pretty massive guest verse from rising U.S. rap star, Duckwrth. Built on trap beats and lyrical dexterity, ‘Flexin’’ is a snapshot of just how far the Zimbabwean-born, Australian-made hip hop star has come since she emerged from Adelaide as a teen sensation half a decade ago.

She’s also firmly established herself as one of the few Australian hip hop artists who can actually gain traction overseas, having been nominated for a BET Award, performing at Governor’s Ball in NYC, appearing on French TV, and been part of an international advertising campaign for Mumm Champagne – alongside the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt. Her versatility as an artist doesn’t just start and stop with music either.

She recently co-hosted Channel [V]’s live coverage of Splendour In The Grass 2018, interviewing some of the biggest artists of the festival alongside Aussie rock icon, Adalita Srsen. However, it’s impossible to keep Tkay from performing to a big crowd, and she managed to find a mic and jump on stage to perform some surprise cameos with Dune Rats and Mallrat – adding even more evidence to the fact she’s one of the most talented entertainers out there.

Select Music and Five Four Entertainment present

TKAY MAIDZA FLEXIN HEADLINE TOUR
With Special Guests Kwame + Arno Faraji
Tickets On Sale 9am Tuesday 31st July

FRI 7 SEPT – JACK RABBIT SLIMS – PERTH, WA
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SAT 8 SEPT – FAT CONTROLLER, ADELAIDE, SA
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

FRI 14 SEPT – HOWLER, MELBOURNE, VIC
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

SAT 22 SEPT – OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY, NSW
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

+ ALSO APPEARING AT SAT 1 SEPT – TRIPLE J – ONE NIGHT STAND – ST HELENS, TASWith/ Vance Joy, Peking Duk, Tkay Maidza, Middle Kids and Alex the Astronaut

SAT 15 SEPT – BRISBANE FESTIVAL – THE COURIER MAIL SPIEGELTENT, QLD
Tickets available from https://www.brisbanefestival.com.au/whats-on/tkay-maidza

SAT 24 NOV – GRAPEVINE GATHERING – ROCHFORD WINERY, VIC
Tickets available from https://www.grapevinegathering.com.au/

SAT 1 DEC – GRAPEVINE GATHERING – ROCHE WINERY, NSW
Tickets available from https://www.grapevinegathering.com.au/

THUR 13 – SAT 15 DEC – FESTIVAL OF THE SUN – PORT MACQUARIE, NSW
Tickets available from www.fotsun.com| All Festival of the Sun Outlets