Australian rising hip hop star Tkay Maidza releases debut video for ‘U-Huh’

By on August 6, 2014

Tkay Maidza

Already a rising star in Australia, Adelaide-by-way-of-Zimbabwe Tkay Maidza’s debut video for “U-Huh” shows an incredibly fierce and fearless young woman, her lightning-fast flow and clever wordplay sparks with an insatiable hook that urges you to dance.  Made by the legendary Josh Logue from Mathematics, you can watch it here:

From teaming up with Swick and Lewis Cancut for the clubby bass-rattler “Arm Up” to touring across Australia with Nina Las Vegas with Wave Racer, Cosmo’s Midnight, Emoh Instead, and her producer Elk on “U-Huh”, Tkay Maidza has already been hailed as the hyper new face of hip-hop.


“another undeniable combination of bass-heavy beats, playful chants and rhymes.”

Vice’s THUMP on “U-Huh”

Tkay has been gaining success since she released her first singles “Bronotsaurus” and “Handle My Ego” with major radio love from its most influential station Triple J.  She was one of the most talked about artists at Splendour in the Grass, called out by the Sydney Morning Herald as one of their not to miss acts and drawing a massive crowd for her early set. Concrete Playground caught her set “Filling out the Mix Up tent with the very first Friday slot is no mean feat, but Adelaide’s 17 year old Tkay Maidza managed to get a colossal roundup of early-rising brontosaurus feet stomping.”

“The young MC with the mega-watt grin has got the goods to go worldwide.”  News Ltd

“Ladies and gentlemen, please allow us to introduce the future face of Australian hip-hop, the ass-kicking Tkay Maidza.” TONE DEAF

” ..a barely 18 year old firebrand on the microphone, channeling Azealia Banks at her bratty best.” IN THE MIX

“Tkay Maidza delivers a gritty and uptempo rap vocal… for maximal peak-hour dance floor capacity.”  DO ANDROIDS DANCE

“Every major label in Australia take note- this is how you craft a hit.” The Interns

“Confirming what we said last year, this kid is one to keep your eye on.” TIME OUT

“This is incredibly catchy, super summery and we imagine that Tkay’s got hooks for days.” GROUPIE  || ||


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.