Mount Druitt rapper Kapulet has linked up with Spenny of hip-hop collective OneFour for his debut track “Phone My Line”.
The track, which dropped alongside a music video created by Maxed Out Films and directed by Deniz Celik, comes two years of Kapulet working behind the scenes as he wrote and recorded music with friends and family.
Speaking to NME, Kapulet revealed that “Phone My Line” was written during a low point in the Western Sydney rapper’s life during 2019, with the up-and-comer saying his debut single is “about a time period of my life that I was having to do what I had to do to survive when no one was coming around”.
“When you’re down and your papers are low, you start to see who’s really there for you but when you start making money and progress in your life, then everyone tends to start coming around,” he explained.
“Even with the vibey afro swing feel to it, I feel like everyone can relate to it because everyone has been at their lowest point before and had no one there for them.”
The new music comes amid the growing emergence of talent from the Western Sydney area, with OneFour continuing their rise to fame with a fiery new single “Home and Away” giving fans a taste of their forthcoming debut EP.
The title, of course, is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the classic Australian soap opera, in which they compare the carefree, idyllic lifestyle it portrays with the tumultuous streets of Mount Druitt.
“We at war with the cops like Brax, but this ain’t Home and Away,” the chorus notes. “I didn’t grow up round all those beaches, but I still got bros at the Bay.”
“Home and Away” is the latest track to be released by OneFour in 2020, following the unveiling of the topical “Welcome to Prison” in February, and most recently, the A$AP Ferg-featuring “Say It Again” back in May.