5 Things You Need to Know About Young6ix

The new star out of Mt Druitt speaks to Complex Australia about his family, the way his time locked up influenced his music, and plans for a new EP

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Young6ix may be a newcomer to the game, but his ascent to the top has been marked by swiftness – establishing himself as a breakthrough Australian drill artist to keep an eye on.

Talking to Complex AU, ‘breakthrough’ is the word 6ix uses to describe 2022 – he’s claimed it as his year. After a break from releasing music, last Friday signalled the end of his hiatus with the release of his first 2022 track, On My Back.

Amped and ready to go, the 19-year-old recently dropped a freestyle on B Wise’s CADA.fm show, By Your Side, serving an offering of what’s to come. He’s also the star of JD Sports’ latest campaign, who receive a reciprocal shoutout on his latest track. The campaign features 6ix decked out in Hoodrich – a brand he wore growing up – and offers audiences insight into his journey. 

For 6ix, working with JD came into fruition somewhat unexpectedly. In his own words, he’s surprised but grateful they picked someone like him, pointing out that he’s from humble beginnings. Indeed, coming up out of Mount Druitt – he’s part of the current class that’s emerging out of Western Sydney. A far cry from just another voice on the scene, 6ix distinguishes himself from the pack with a raw energy that comes through in flows that sit over heady beats by his resident producer, PAX. With no signs or plans of slowing up, here are the five things you need to know about Young6ix:

He hails from Liberia, and Mount Druitt

West Sydney rapper Young6ix

Spending time locked up cemented his decision to pursue rap

West Sydney rapper Young6ix

He just welcomed a baby girl

West Sydney rapper Young6ix

He was influenced by Chicago & UK drill

Mt Druitt rapper Young6ix

He has an EP on the way

West Sydney rapper Young6ix in studio

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