In 1985 Upper Hutt Posse form, setting the bar for the new sound of Aotearoa rap & hip hop, they release E-TU and blow the nation's mind. 1988 see’s one of the first international hip hop concerts happen in Auckland, Run DMC live at the Powerstation, which becomes a formative event in New Zealand hip hop.
Aotearoa Hip Hop: The Music, The People, The History is a rova original podcast. Listen to the first season now on the rova app.
Hosted by Phillip Bell aka DJ Sir-Vere
Written by Martyn Pepperell
Audio Production by Grant Brodie
Opening intro by Mareko
Produced by Asher Bastion
Executive Producer Richard Culph
With help from
& Nick Brown
Special thanks to all guests, interviews and any one who has help fact check, or fill us in on the extensive history & legacies contained in this podcast, you can find out more on our page on Mai FM.co.nz or read our articles on Audio Culture
This podcast was made with the support of New Zealand On Air