BIO –Delta is a living hip hop legend. Known globally for his razor-sharp rhymes, allegiance to hip hop culture and perfectionism, Delta has been honing his craft for over 20 years.
Delta The Lostralian lives a unique life. The man has travelled the world off the strength of making music with heart, integrity, and intelligence. On the other side of this existence, he is also known to demolish any MC that has challenged him to battle, and has what is undeniably one of the world’s largest vinyl collections.
Adelaide MC and producer Delta’s life has been shaped by his long standing commitment to hip hop culture. As winner of countless freestyle MC battles, he has forged an identity as a formidable lyricist and crusader for the elevation of MCing as an artform. After years of showcasing his freestyle skills in open mic sessions, he struck out to travel the world and in the process built a solid network of friends in every corner of the globe.
In 1999, Delta moved to The Bronx, where he collaborated with artists of the calibre of Cannibal Ox. Delta’s love for beat making and his knowledge of obscure old vinyl won him respect from some of hip hop’s finest producers during his early travels.
These travels inspired in Delta a singular goal: to record an album that illustrated his Australian hip hop experiences in a universal way. Back in Australia, Delta released the vinyl EP Paperweight as a teaser for what was to follow. While Delta’s reputation as a fierce battle rapper had secured him respect in underground circles, it was songwriting that gave him the greatest sense of fulfillment, and tracks like “The Rut” were evidence that his writing skills were flourishing.
Between long haul flights and performances, Delta crafted his sequel, aptly titled The Second Story. It’s a story he told with help old friends and new: Mark B, Mojo, The Dap-Kings, Psycho Les, Milano, Prowla and M-Phazes and more. The art apparent on The Lostralian was elevated and polished to perfection. The record excels: darker and more insightful, but at the same time more playful, with verses that have the listener reaching for rewind. In addition, it boasts a production aesthetic that evokes, but never attempts to emulate, the records that originally made hip hop such a powerful force in popular culture. It’s a sound unheard from the southern hemisphere. With The Second Story in the bag, Delta again be stepped to the stage with Staen1, touring extensively across Australia, Then heading to the states to launch the album at the famed venue Southpaw (RIP) in Parkslope, Brooklyn, to a ravenous crowd, sharing the stage with NY legends Ready Cee and DJ Mixx, EOW crew, Jigsaw The Puzzler, Dujeous, and Milano Constantine.