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 to all the Polynesians out there”. Inf gave props to everybody on their grind after winning the NZVMA for best group. Up against groups such as Devilskin and legendary NZ Drum n Bass/Electronic group Shapeshifter, SWIDT managed to go large and take home the award. Notoriously winning the Best Urban Group award in 2016 it only seems fitting for them to be overall winners after the massive year they’ve had.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Freeks has been going hard behind the scenes smashing out collabs with fellow up and comers such as Swade Wallace and Caco. Dropping previews all week, the remixes are definite quality and well worth a spin!! Catch Freeks SoundCloud HERE

Leeorify gave us access to the sickest little mix down of his best tracks in his exclusive LBB Beat Tape. Mixing Electronic vibes, RnB and other genres together to create his own unique sound you can listen to HERE

PlayBeats and THRWUP came together to create an absolute banger this week! The track, D R E A M S, has a definitive vibe that aptly suits the pre-summer season. You can cop the track and all other deets on PlayBeats and THRWUP HERE

Other than that, another massive week for Hip Hop in NZ!! We’re not looking to cover solely Hip Hop so if you’re an artist of any genre don’t be afraid to message us with your content!!

Chur!!

 

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OBCizzlin’

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 tracks “Time”, “Lean On” and more recently “08 til Infinity” among others. With their massive back catalog of both music and music videos and their natural sounding vibe it seems not much can stomp out their sound.

To get on board the Teaship Chronicles all relevant links to OBC are provided below!

OBC on Facebook

OBC on SoundCloud

Natural T.

Tihei is a well known freestyler and Hip Hop artist from Te Kao.

One of, if not THE most successful and well known artists and personalities to come out of Northland, you can find a ton of clips of Tihei freestyling on sites like YouTube and Facebook.

Rising to social media dominance in 2015/16 Tihei is primarily known as a gifted freestyler who is able to drop a dope free at any moment. Aside from all that he has a plethora of well produced and put together music videos and a decent catalog of audio to match. Could we be bearing witness to the journey of a true NZ Hip Hop Legend? – That’s if he isn’t already!

Links to all Tihei’s content (Facebook)

Tihei – Everyday (Music Video)

Keep Calm, Keep CLKTD.

CLKTD are a Hip Hop/Trap collective from Whangarei.

Produced by mastermind Seeadi Beats, CLKTD rose out of the Whangarei scene in late 2015. Off the back of a couple opening slots for the likes of MelodowNZ and Bailey Wiley they’ve managed to put out consistent releases for the past couple of years. With their distinctive trap style and being the only ones to seemingly be able to execute the sound in NZ these guys are a crew to keep an eye on!!

To collect all CLKTD’s tunes see the links below!!

CLKTD on Facebook

CLKTD on SoundCloud

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 complimenting his voice, its his voice complimenting the beats!

All relevant social median links to Sidhunnid can be found below! Make sure to cop it!!

Sidhunnid on Facebook

Sidhunnid on SoundCloud

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 an awesome mix of old-school-sounding beats accompanied by a situational writing style – not to mention a killer flow!!

All relevant links to become a fan of the bro are below. That’s if you aren’t already!!

Follow him on Facebook

Kenny Slade on SoundCloud

On a Misshin!!

Misshin are a Dubstep Producer/DJ duo from Christchurch!

Alex Wilton and James Clark are making noise in the South and are probably the cause of the fault line in Christchurch. with a plethora of Dubstep/DnB/and even “Dub-ish” sounding works of art released, alongside a pumping SoundCloud and Facebook presence it’s not hard to see how they could be the next big thing in the scene. With many headline shows under their belt and having opened for acts such as Skism, Habstrakt and Flux Pavillion, their eerie-yet-amping sound creations make them an epic duo to keep eyes and ears on!

All relevant links to go on a Misshin are below!

Misshin on SoundCloud

Misshin on Facebook

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 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

Straight Flows by Caco

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

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 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 SoundCloud

Hooligang on Facebook

Hooligang – Where They At (Music Video)