A Melo 64 while SWIDT scoop large!!

MELODOWNZ opened up another round of David Dallas x Red Bull Studios illustrious 64 bars series this week with a killer flow! The aggressive verse mixed multiple flow switch ups alongside killer lyricism and truly is a 64 bar masterclass. If the All Blacks could spit, this is what they'd sound like. Seriously. "Shout out… Continue reading A Melo 64 while SWIDT scoop large!!


Interview: Kerowaii

We caught up with PNG/NZ Artist Kerowaii to figure out what we're in for when his album Mango Tree drops next month!!   LBB: Where are you from? Where did you grow up? Kerowaii: I was born and grew up in Papua New Guinea, then moved to NZ at the age of 12.   LBB: What… Continue reading Interview: Kerowaii


OBC are a "kiwi-hip-hop" collective from Whangarei. Getting their start in late 2008 it took this bunch of misfits until 2011 to really get the ball rolling. Seeing success with their "Summertime Vibe" music video release in conjunction with local media company, SBPNZ, OBC saw furthermore success with the release of video clips for their… Continue reading OBCizzlin’

Sidhunnid %

Sidhunnid is an MC from Auckland. Sounding a lot like NZ's version of Big Sean, Sidhunnid is indeed a talented individual! With a slightly smaller following than he deserves, the quality Sid puts out is phenomenal. Working alongside producers such as Kaydub and Y.E he really channels the modern sound. If its not the beats… Continue reading Sidhunnid %

Kenny vs The World

Kenny Slade is an MC from Auckland. Currently on a European tour for the already established Raiza Biza, The leaps Kenny has made this year speak for themselves. With his definitive urban sound and unique NZ street style Kenny seems to be poised to take the NZ hip hop scene by storm! His sound is… Continue reading Kenny vs The World

See Naylors on the UP!

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… Continue reading See Naylors on the UP!

I Am The Hooligang!

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… Continue reading I Am The Hooligang!

Ryan K!!

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… Continue reading Ryan K!!

The Darkest of Ciders.

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… Continue reading The Darkest of Ciders.

Bringing the Phul Aphekt!

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… Continue reading Bringing the Phul Aphekt!