Australia’s Tyler De Nawi (born Mustafa Denawi) has had a fruitful career in the entertainment industry. He first took a liking to martial arts at a young age, and by 17, was already a professional acrobat, performing live as part of various dance troupes. His second discipline involved acting, which he’d pursue after studying drama for a few years. Once he found an agent, De Nawi eventually landed a supporting role in the 2015 SBS mini-series The Principal, while also landing minor roles on the series Here Comes the Habibs and On the Ropes. As his leading role in the upcoming film A Lion Returns is secured, he has also followed through on a third discipline, music, marking his debut as an emerging rapper.
De Nawi’s latest single is “Fuxk Tyler, Pt. 1,” a self-deprecating, yet equally tongue-in-cheek track centered around starting on a clean slate. Despite the simplicity of its melody, it is still engaging in its subtle implementation. I found Tyler’s lyrical flow enjoyable, as he projects his formative life experience in a sarcastic, exaggerated scenario of excess. It is complementary to the percussion, which hits at just the right moments in bolstering his delivery. While this initial transition to music is largely comical, it would be interesting to hear a second part with a contrastingly more serious, introspective angle. The talent is clear here, and considering the extent and nature of endeavors he has succeeded in thus far, he is already headed in the right direction.
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