Hugh Winterflood, FKA SkankMC, ‘the red centre’s favourite son’ has been a performing hip hop artist for ten years, he has won multiple NT Song of the Year awards and has played at every Wide Open Space ever and festivals like Big Day Out and Bassinthegrass. Having released three albums in the past years, Hugh Winterflood has earned his spot as the NT support act for touring artists such as the Hilltop Hoods, the Thundamentals, Briggs and Drapht.
With an emotional approach to music paired with his evident calm, open energy Hugh brings personal story telling type raps inspired by his upbringing in Central Australia. His performances are a welcoming and accepting environment which feature special guests throughout the gig. Having been afforded such amazing opportunities in the past, Hugh believes it’s only right to share the stage with his friends. After a recent name change, from SkankMC to Hugh Winterflood, Hugh made a statement with his release The Only Way I Know – (feat: Harley Myers) an anthem ballad which debuted on Triples J’s Home & Hosed.
“Most of you who know Territory Hip Hop will know Skank MC as the Alice Springs-based rapper that has torn up stages at Wide Open Space Festival and been the go-to support act in the Red Centre for major national touring Hip Hop artists. That rapper has grown over the years – he has gone up the mountain a lad, stared down his wolves and come back down a man – Hugh Winterflood. No gimmickry, no handles, just the man himself and his real name for his very real music.” Steve Kelk – Foldback Magazine