Paul Reid, born Paul Gary James Ridge (imagine if he’d had a name like Jimmy Recard) is an Aussie Hip-Hop artist from Perth, the capital of Western Australia.
Known for his unique flows and unparalleled vocal inflections, Drapht is considered to be “one of Australia’s best.”
Drapht’s father, Gary Ridge, was a jazz drummer and introduced his son to music at a very young age.
Drapht started his music career as a member of the Syllabolix crew, also known as SBX. He made an appearance on Hunter and Dazastah’s album, Done DL. Hunter and Dazastah were both fellow members of the SBX crew.
Drapht’s first official solo track was called “Misunderstood and featured as the opening track on Obese Records' “Culture Of Kings: Volume 3”. In the same year, Drapht arrived with his own full length album, titled Pale Rider. Dazastah produced six of the eleven tracks.
It wasn’t long before he had another album ready. Who Am I was released in June. Dazastah almost exclusively produced the album. With the album, Drapht started to pick up a bit of play on Triple J, a radio station based in Sydney which specialises in Australian music.
Dazastah’s contribution to Drapht’s music started fading when Drapht joined forces with Trials, an MC and producer from Adelaide, South Australia and a member of the Funkoars, to produce the Brothers Grimm album. Although not producing any tracks, Dazza did get a guest verse on “Rest In Peace”.