Yolŋu artist Baker Boy is the latest artist to take part in triple j's Like A Version segment, covering Blur's 1997 hit Song 2 (with a little bit of Baha Men's Who Let The Dogs Out thrown in for good measure). For the cover, Baker Boy rapped original lyrics during the the verses, before busting out the iconic "woo-hoos" during the choruses.
It's an innovative and exciting take on Song 2 which turns a whopping 25 years old this year, with Baker Boy also including a yidaki (didgeridoo) solo to top it all off. Throughout the cover, Baker Boy raps in both Yolŋu Matha and English, and his energy is infectious. His band sounds on point, too, and this cover will give you an extra boost to take on whatever is in front of you.
2021 saw Baker Boy release his debut album, Gela, with Baker Boy performing album highlight Funk Wit Us during the original section of his Like A Version performance. Gela builds on his momentum from the last few years, with the tracklist including Survive and Somewhere Deep, his most incisive tracks yet.
Working with the likes of JessB, G Flip and Yirrmal to bring Gela to life, it's an album that truly explores who he is, both as an artist and as a person. Speaking to NME about the album, he revealed, “I’m really glad that I took time to finish it and see what I actually want and how I wanted to paint a picture and tell my story.”
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You can check out Baker Boy's cover of Song 2 below. We've been seriously impressed by the Like A Versions that have taken place during 2022 so far, and he's risen to the occasion. We'd love to see him perform this at a festival sometime soon!