See Naylors is a hip hop artist from Auckland.
See Naylors is one of the more prominent hip hop acts coming out of Auckland right now. Rising out of the underground through his label Mizhado’s cyphers, alongside his very own and wildly successful “On the Block challenge” and pumping out content for his epic #originaltuesdays concept you cannot knock the hustle. With his unique style and ability across the board, it’s amazing that See hasn’t been scooped up by the media and achieved that superstar status yet!!
Catch all of See Naylors relevant links below and don’t sleep on the hustle!
See Naylors on Facebook
See Naylors on SoundCloud
Mizhado Ent. on Facebook
Caco is a Libyan-born Auckland-based hip hop artist.
Caco the Rapper is a skilled hip hop artist from the Auckland area and it’s not hard to see why! With his distinct flow and lone-wolf work ethic, it’s hard not to become a fan of the MC. His flow is borderline underground, and true to hip-hop – while looking at him you might not understand how this dude flows this way! Contrasting between his “one-take” entry video and his song “Bad News” he also demonstrates how flexible he can be within the genre.
So if you aren’t already familiar with Caco it’s definitely worth giving his sound a blast on your headphones. Pure vibes. All relevant links below!
Caco on Facebook
Caco on SoundCloud
Raneem Caco – High School Slam Poetry in 2015
Hooligang are a hip hop duo consisting of YK and Jdot from Auckland.
With a massive following on all aspects of their social media, Hooligang have all they need to gain ground in the humming NZ music industry. The quality of their content both production and performance wise alongside the plethora of music videos they’ve stacked up is nothing short of legendary.
With their modern style, cult-like following and the location they’ve found themselves based, Hooligang are definitely the crew to keep an eye on!!
Hooligang on Facebook
Hooligang – Where They At (Music Video)
Ryan Karaka, also known by his stage name “Ryan K” is a singer/songwriter based in Whangarei.
Formerly the singer for Whangarei hip-hop collective “OBC”, Ryan is a talented vocalist. More recently one of the many stand outs on the Coastal Ent. roster, Ryan has been singing since he can remember. Seeing success in many school-age singing and battle-of-the-bands style competitions, nothing has ever held this guy back.
So if you want some nesian style music in your life be sure to check the bro out in the link below!!
Ryan on Facebook
Double G AKA Gaylon Hindley is an MC/Producer originally from Cape Town South Africa who is now based in Wellington NZ.
A popular MC, Double G is well-known on the Wellington and wider national scene. His energy and unique sounding voice put him a step ahead of the game in any setting – recorded or performing. Having competed at the Def Jam Showcase late last year and more recently opening for the world-renowned Lloyd, not to mention a plethora of gigs consistently in the pipeline alongside a massive amount of content that’s steady dropping it’s hard to point out any flaws in Double G’s hustle or style at all!
All relevant links for the bro are below. Make sure to share, repost or retweet. You know the drill. Don’t be a stinge.
Double G on Facebook.
Double G on SoundCloud.
Live at the Def Jam Showcase.
Double G – Hold It Down official video.
Dark Ciders AKA Jedz and Ghos are a hip-hop duo who got their start in Australia but relocated home to Whangarei NZ.
Dark Ciders are Jedz and Ghos. Dark Ciders are straight up. Dark Ciders are skilled. Dark Ciders are Talented. Most of all, Dark Ciders are Tasty.
With their signature production style and straight up lyricism it’s hard not to become a fan of the Dark Ciders. While their raw style may not appeal to everyone, their skill with the mic in hand cannot be denied. Having opened for acts such as Onehungas SWIDT and Avondales MelodowNZ, and teaming up with Riser’s Collective’s Quincy to make some ultra vibey video clips that Homebrew would be jealous of, alongside their catalog of music you can be sure it has that signature Dark Ciders taste.
All relevant links to the DC crew are below and remember to keep it Dark. Drink Cider.
Dark Ciders on Facebook.
“WEiRD” video clip – YouTube
Te Ngaronoa Mahanga AKA Phul Aphekt is an MC from Whangarei, now based in Auckland.
Getting his start in the “Malodik Cru” way back in the early days of Whangarei HipHop, Phul Aphekt is one of the most respected, flowy and motivated artists that Northland has to offer and is now one of the many known faces on the Coastal Ent. roster. More recently headed down the MC/host path for many gigs around the Northland area, the MC has dabbled in all aspects of music and media and is a well know knowledge dropper. An example of his flow and early work dates back to 2009 in the video clip shot at Tikipunga High School for the track Change, to this day it’s still a well-thrashed track up north!
To catch the full effect of Phul Aphekt we’ve chucked all relevant works and social media links to him below!
Phul Aphekt on Facebook.
Phul Aphekt – “Change” Video Clip.
Episode #2 of his “Urban Shift” series.
GVNR. AKA Cam Morgan is a producer and studio mastermind from Whangarei.
Dabbling in Dubstep and regularly gigging since his teens, he’s taken up residence in OBC’s studio and is a major part of the crew be it DJing live, helping improve all aspects of their live performances and tweaking bad habits out of the production side by drawing from valuable industry experience.
LBB Previously dropped GVNR.’s Black Mamo EP and you can check it out and his extensive SoundCloud catalog in the links below!
GVNR. – Black Mamo EP – LBB EXCLUSIVE!!
GVNR. on SoundCloud
Tom Francis is an MC from Hawkes Bay, NZ.
Well known in recent months as one of NZ’s only MC’s to score studio time with the likes of Hip Hop legend Snoop Dogg, Tom saw success in 2016 by knocking Drake off the NZ iTunes Album Chart.
Clocking up a few nationwide tours and a heap of festivals, Tom most recently premiered the video clip for “Feel Right” featuring J. Tek, Jean Deaux and none other than NZ Drift Legend Mad Mike Whiddett.
With his unparalleled style and energetic stage presence, it seems there’s no market or entertainment avenue that Tom Francis couldn’t dominate.
“Feel Right” video clip – YouTube
Tom Francis on Facebook
Tom Francis on Spotify
Tom Francis on Instagram
Illa is an MC from Clendon, Auckland.
A popular, well respected and skilled MC, it’s safe to say Illa masters it all, be it on social media or the entertainment buzz. Fresh off the back of the prestigious 64 Bars Series run by NZ legend David Dallas in which artists such as INF, Lukan Rai$ey and Dirty have also performed it seems he doesn’t have to prove anything to anybody.
Able to kill it live, recorded or any which way you ask he’s definitely not one to underestimate.
You can catch all Illa’s content below (of course you may already have seen it though.)
Illa on Facebook
Illa – 64 Bars