It's about the path I want to take, the person I want to be2ktrilla
Whether it's playing football, being a voice of hope, dancing in front of crowds of hundreds, or singing centre stage under a spotlight, Ngali Shaw was born to perform.
The emerging artist, who goes by the stage name 2KTrilla, is set to release an EP and music video from his second album, A Path for Legends.
"It's about the path I want to take, the person I want to be," Ngali said.
The album features tracks that shift from rhythm and blues to more upbeat songs to 'full-on rap'.
"There are 12 songs on the album and it's sectioned," Ngali said.
"The first song on the album talks about self-harm and the personal challenges I went through, I don't really talk to many people about my problems, instead I put them into songs and that's what gets me through.
"I want to make those songs so other people who may be going through something similar can relate and it can help them through the tough times too."
The EP, complete with a high-quality music video filmed in the streets of Sydney, focus' on racism, racial divide and the challenges 'those of colour' have faced in the past and are facing still today.
Ngali, now 19, started out playing football as a kid like his elder brothers, but eventually opted to taking up dancing at Dubbo Ballet Studio. Later on, he was once again called upon for another purpose- his music.
"When I was 16 one of my high school mates got me into the music scene. We made a few tracks together.
"At first it was just a hobby. I was focused more on dancing, but my passion for music kept growing."
Ngali said he ultimately wants to combine his dancing with his singing, and he has the full support from his mother, Alison Salt, who doubles as his manager.
"Mum's support has been really helpful. Since becoming manager she has gotten me so many gigs, made many connections and has done a lot to help me in branching out as an artist."
Ngali is currently in the running for the Bars from the Bunker rapping competition being held by Mad Proppa Deadly, which will supply the winner with a free home studio.
Although the winner will be determined by the judges based off of their opinions, the community can help support Ngali by sharing his work around social media.
You can stay up to date with all of Ngali's music at 2KTrilla on Facebook. You can also listen to the EP from June 30 on Spotify.