Born in Perth (Western Australia), Drapht was introduced to music at a young age, as his father was a jazz drummer. This influence has led him on a lifetime journey of musical discovery that continues to build momentum until today. Learning and perfecting his craft as a young member of the Syllabolix Crew, Drapht was in the right place at the right time to develop his skills from some of Australia’s best.

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His initial contributions on Hunter and Dazastah’s 2000 debut album, Done DL, were well received, and later his track “Misunderstood” was released as part of the Culture of Kings – Volume 3 landmark release in 2003.

His debut album Pale Rider was released in 2003 and received local critical acclaim, featuring artists such as Dazastah, MC Layla and Hunter (RIP). Drapht followed up with his second album Who Am I in 2005, branching further beyond his native WA and enlisted the talents of Pressure of Hilltop Hoods, Pegz, numerous local WA talents and contained the notable single “The Music.” Brothers Grimm was the next Drapht album; including the single “Jimmy Recard” that is still a national fan favourite today. Drapht most recently released The Life of Riley in 2011, securing his first number 1-charted ARIA album and going on to win Best Urban Album for that year.


Drapht has worked with some of the best producers in the country, including Trials, Plutonic Lab, M-Phazes, Simplex and Dazastah, which all compliment his vocals very well. Working with various producers across releases has resulted him in releasing consistently evolving music. Drapht has announced that his new album Seven Mirrors will be released in the coming months via his label The Ayems.

Drapht has managed the transition from the underground scene to the mainstream in a very organic manner, still maintaining his core fan base from his formative years despite his commercial success. This is no easy task and he has done it exceptionally well. His live performances are of such high quality that he has earned himself a spot on some of the biggest festival stages across Australia year after year. New and old fans of Drapht alike have much to look forward to, as he has a new album dropping soon, which will coincide with a national tour and future festival performances. Drapht has proven to be arguably the best solo emcee from the Western side of Australia thus far.