Gold Coast-raised rapper Noddy No Mask has teamed up with Brisbane MC Jesse Jaxen for the energetic Plotting & Scheming, with the pair trading bars about their opps, past schemes and future plans. If you're a fan of artists like Roddy Ricch and Lil Baby, then Noddy No Mask and Jesse Jaxen might just be your favourite musical discoveries of 2022.
The song's pulsating trap beat gives Noddy and Jesse the space to explore their past and predict their future. Both artists shine on Plotting & Scheming, weaving vivid vignettes that are captivating and fascinating. You'll pick up intricate details in the stories they tell each time you listen to Plotting & Scheming, and we're premiering the track right now!
Noddy's only been rapping since February 2022, but he draws from a wealth of life experiences (both legal and illegal) to build his verses. There's a sense of conviction in every bar that Noddy delivers which can't be faked - when he says that he spends his time Plotting & Scheming, you'll believe him.
Plotting & Scheming will feature on Noddy No Mask's upcoming mixtape, 247, which is set to drop on August 5th. Speaking about the project, Noddy says, "That’s what art is, you keep it as truthful and as honest as possible, and where the artistry comes in is making your story sound interesting with lyricism."
The eight-track project came to life in four sessions spread over 10 days, and the title comes from the telephone keypad numeric version of BGS. BGS is a tag used by Noddy and his close friends, and it's taken on a range of meanings over the years, including "Brothers Going Strong" and "Busy Getting Stacks".
247 will feature contributions from Australian artists across the country, including Melbourne-based artist Melbourne-based MC Flowz Dillione and Perth artist Sowdy. Sowdy produced two tracks on 247, while Flowz Dillione features on closing track Crazy. Stay tuned for 247, and check out Plotting & Scheming above!