After releasing his first instalment ‘Haiku (Poor Little Humpty)’ last month, the veteran Melbourne-based hip-hop artist, rapper and poet, Defron, is now ready to unveil the full length project that is ‘Maybe You’ll Be Famous When You’re Dead’.
At 13-tracks-long and inspired by novelist Charles Bukowski’s ‘Factotum‘, the project is set for release on all platforms on November 16th, and is entirely produced by fellow Melburnian and newcomer, Entelechy.
‘MYBFWYD’ serves as a continuous story that sees Defron fit into his alter ego ‘Donald Duckets’ battling his demons, which was written initially in therapeutic writing sessions while overcoming depression.
Building on the themes presented in ‘Haiku‘, the concept mixtape explores a vast selection of subjects, including; mental health, fame, fortune, mortality, and death.
Moreover, the project also ties in his personal journey as an emcee and fighting for both his mental and personal freedom. For instance, one week before the recording process of ‘MYBFWYD’ he was diagnosed with Bornholme Disease, a chest infection which served as a huge hurdle for Defron, leading to his anxiety and depression resurfacing.
What’s more, having produced and recorded all the tracks to the mixtape at The Cabin, Entelechy also created the artwork which depicts Defron in his alter ego, inspired by movie posters for Inside Llweyn Davis and Blade Runner.
Defron hopes this story will resonate with his listeners and is for anybody struggling with mental health, especially artists who obsess over the idea of success being defined by fortune and fame. Peep the track list for the highly anticipated project below:
MAYBE YOU’LL BE FAMOUS WHEN YOU’RE DEAD
1. Almost Welcome
4. Good Night Seattle
6. Egypt Land (Frye’s Lament)
8. Plot is Missing
9. Haiku (Poor Lil’ Humpty)
10. Dis Side
11. Of Mice and Men
12. Yogi’s Advice
13. Be Kinder [Skit]
Apart from ‘MYBFWYD’, Defron has found other avenues to express his story, such as his TedX Talk ‘You are the hero & villain of your story’, which was released earlier this year. He has also conducted hip-hop/rap workshops for the Royal Children’s Hospital, The Push, Song Room and Humour Foundation Australia.
This in turn has highly benefited the community and has contributed to Defron’s ever growing presence in the Australian music industry. Stay tuned for ‘Maybe You’ll Be Famous When You’re Dead‘ – coming November 16th.