Australian-Dubai rapper BENTLY BOY releases his first mixtape “DESTINED 2 BE”

Fresh off his collaboration on the track “Alexander McQueen” with US rap heavyweight NLE Choppa – which currently has over 18 million monthly listeners on Spotify – Melbourne native BENTLY BOY is ready for success with his new Hip Hop mixtape “DESTINED 2 BE,” featuring the Trap banger track “SUMMER NIGHTS” as the central track of the project.

With 10 astonishing singles navigating between fierce and motivational vibes, this mixtape draws on many inspirations. The Australian artist shares: “For this project, I wanted to be more personal with my fans and talk about things I’ve never talked about before. Love, heartbreak, fighting demons, God and the devil, motivation and so much more of my story and who I am as a character.

Indeed, the artist has an inspiring journey beyond music, overcoming the challenges of street life to gradually rebuild his life. After being born in Iraq, growing up in Australia presented a complex cultural adaptation that strengthened him and even led him to master Chaldean, Arabic, Spanish and English. While considering moving to the United States to pursue his dreams, BENTLY BOY faced obstacles trying to live in the country, leading him to spend time between Mexico and Canada. This further enriched his cultural mix, allowed him to discover new musical genres, and helped him find the positive side of adversity.

This experience in Mexico motivated him to work 8 hours a day in the studio and write many songs. There he meets local artists and producers who share the same passion as him for Hip Hop and Trap music. Naturally, he began creating “SUMMER NIGHTS” with Mexican artist F.ever, who joins the track shortly after the first minute, delivering a powerful rap in Spanish. This union broadens the track’s horizons, adding a Latin touch and elevating its potential even further.

This single sounds like those endless hot summer nights by the pool. As summer approaches, deep rhythms and romantic lyrics characterize “SUMMER NIGHTS”, creating an enigmatic atmosphere:

“You and I on summer nights,
I’m going to stay because it seems right to me.
I don’t know how to feel
when it comes to me and you, baby.

The mixtape also contains other exciting tracks like “444”, which talks about the process of overcoming internal battles and showcases one’s determination, ambition and resilience, or “I’M DOING FINE”, celebrating success and the artist’s self-confidence.

Teaming up with famed producer Adam H. (DJ Khaled, Ne-Yo and Ray J), BENTLY BOY says “music is a team sport” and knows who he’s playing with. Another powerful figure on his team is mixer Orlando Calzada (5x Grammy Award winner with credits including Destiny’s Child, Lady Gaga, B2K). In his own words: “I like to receive opinions from other minds. Collaborators bring a new perspective that evolves my music. Working with producers, singers, and other artists helps me explore new sounds and techniques that I might not have considered on my own.

Additionally, the artist’s recent collaboration with NLE Choppa in “Alexander McQueen”, a standout track from his mixtape, put him on the global radar. This, along with the rest of the mixtape, positions him as a rising star in Australian rap, poised to make a significant impact on the international music scene.

Now based in Dubai and with a bright future ahead of him, he is devoting all his efforts to building a promising music career and developing his artistic talent. BENTLY BOY’s inspiring story, open-mindedness and team spirit will surely take him to even greater heights.