Black Eyed Pea Collaborates With Indigenous Aussie Rapper
Taboo, an Australian native himself, met the young rapper from Nowra at an outreach program held last year in the small rural Australian city. The project, called Nomad Two Worlds, is led by photographer Russell James, and aims to bring Australia's indigenous heritage to light through art, music and film.
Taboo and Yung Nookie, who goes by the real name Corey Webster, hit things off during a freestyle session and exchanged information. A year later, Taboo flew him out to Los Angeles to record the anthem for the arts project, titled 'Two Worlds,' with Black Eyed Peas drummer/producer Keith Harris. The trip was the first time Yung Nookie had ever left Australia.
"Not many people get an opportunity like this," Yung Nookie said. "It's because of culture and music that I've got this honor for me to bring the voice of Australia to America. It feels really good living my dream, because two weeks ago I was searching around the house trying to find a dollar to feed myself."
For more information about the Nomad Two Worlds project that connected Yung Nookie and Taboo, head to Nomadtwoworlds.dipdive.com.