Aggressive delivery & sharp lyricism paired with skilful production are the lifeblood of Egyptian-Australian artist Kid Pharaoh.
Early work including the Mick Jenkins assisted-single “The Times” marked by a Complex premiere and editorial placements in Spotify’s “Fresh Finds” foreshadowed the barrier-breaking tendencies Pharaoh would accustom himself to, with the arrival of 2018’s “Jesus Looks Like Me” being the mark that shattered ceilings to present himself on a grand scale.
A conceptually rich and powerful single providing a unique voice for an underrepresented Arabic community turned heads immediately – landing Pharaoh a spot on the Yours & Owls Festival stage, triple j Unearthed Spotlight Artist status and support slots for international artists as LA’s Duckwrth.
After praising his “shades of Kanye West & Childish Gambino”, triple j Unearthed presented Kid Pharaoh as the NSW “Level Up Grant” recipient in 2020 funding the double-release “Not For Sale” with guest appearances from Sydney’s BLESSED on “Don’t Let Them In”.
The mind behind every song, the writer of every lyric and the director of every video; Kid Pharaoh’s creative force is one that continues to defy expectations at every turn.