Can’t stop hip hop cos it don’t stop
The Boost Mobile Hook Up Tour is coming to a town near you and promises to be h-u-g-e!
With a line-up that includes Scribe, Mareko, DJ Sirvere, Deceptikonz, Adeaze, Ill Semantics, Frontline and S.A.S plus other local up-and-comers, this is one concert event of the year not to be missed.
But, just who exactly are the stars of this fly lineup?
Anyone who hasn’t heard of 22 year old Malo Luafutu must have been hiding under a rock for the last year! Originally from Christchurch, Scribe is the shining star of NZ hip hop. The success of his songs Stand Up, Not Many, Dreaming as well as appearances in Remember and Synchronize Thoughts have seen his debut album go Platinum. Good mate P-Money once said “’He is a performer, a songwriter and a poet – an MC. He is honest and funny. His music has integrity & truth and the energy to get you out of your seat. Guys wanna be him and girls wanna be with him, it’s dope. Scribe is the one’
How many dudes you know roll like this?
Another biggie in NZ Hip Hop, Mareko and his crew Deceptikonz hail from South Auckland and according to their label Dawn Raid Entertainment have contributed to the shaping of an entire generation of New Zealand hip hop music. Winning various MC Battles over the years has seen Mareko establish himself as the undisputed champion of New Zealand hip hop. He has also been nominated for the Silver Scroll Award in 2002 for his part in the Deceptikonz single “Fallen Angels”.
His name is now here to stay ( Mareko )
Huge in their own right, Deceptikonz formed in 1996 in South Auckland Suburb Manurewa and have gone on to great things. Made up of 4 MC’s, Savage, Devolo, Alphrisk and the mighty Mareko, their debut underground album of 2001, ‘Southside Story 2: International’, saw nominations not only for Best Hip Hop album at the 2001 bFM music awards but also for Best New Group- before even officially releasing a single. Singles include Elimination, Fallen Angels and a joint effort with group member Mareko, Stop Drop and Roll.
Early in the morning, it’s all good to…
DJ Sirvere, real name Philip Bell, born in Hamilton, lived mainly in Papakura and now resides in Mt Roskill. An authoritative force on the NZ hip-hop DJ scene, Sirvere hosts his own show on C4 (The holla hour, 9pm Mondays) and regularly releases Major Flavors- featuring remixes of the latest hip hop offerings..
A fresh new sound on the NZ music scene, Adeaze consists of the R&B duo of brothers Nainz and Viiz Tupa’i. Influenced from a young age by their mum (awwww) who encouraged them to sing in church, the two harnessed their skills both vocally and instrumentally and this talent saw them through top of the class at the Excel School of Performing Arts. Their talent was spotted at a Smokefree Rockquest by Dawn Raid’s Brutha D and an album “Always and For Real” was recorded. The mellow beats and harmonies on debut single “A Life with You” may already have found its way into your heart and has already been used at a wedding for one of the Warriors. Expect more from these guys.
Yet another talented group emerging from Dawn Raid Entertainment, Ill Semantics were Formed in 1993, and hail from Orakei, East Auckland,. Made up of two emcee’s – Patriarch, Nemesis, (one of NZ”s top female emcees) and a DJ, DJCXL. With a plentitude of singles already behind them, including Verbal Assault, Ill Sematics have already established themselves as a big force in NZ Hip Hop. Their latest offering, Theory of Meaning, reads like a who’s who of NZ Hip Hop – King Kapisi, Damnative, Deceptikonz, Phatmospheric of the Krates,Ardijah’s Betty Anne, DJ Raw, P-Money, J Chong Lee and Sam Fed III to name a few.
An up-and-coming part of the NZ hip hop scene, Frontline consists of DJ 4130 and rapper Con-Psy. The pair established themselves in 2002 and already have big things planned if Con-Psy’s win at the MC Battle for Supremacy in 2003 and their debut track ‘Come and Get Me’ which sat at the top of bFMs charts for 7 weeks are anything to go by. Look out for them in 2004, because they’re set for bigger things.
WHEN: 27 Feb – March 20 nationwide!
This night promises to be huge, so get along to Ticketek and get your tickets now!