"THA KOALA is an independent Hip Hop and R&B artist that creates music that stems from his love for rap music, and roots in the African diaspora. Influences of his range from Kanye West to Childish Gambino. His 2021 debut GARDENS highlighted themes of naivety and innocence of the indie artist. Hip Hop enables him to create a space where race is not a barrier because music has no bounds. THA KOALA believes that through facing these issues head on by using tools that create a dialogue and celebrate differences through mediums such as music, will empower and not divide. Hip Hop and its creation are therapeutic to him, improving his well-being and those of his community. "