Ryan Lovins (USA) and Jarod Liversedge (NZ) were two guys with a dream. Hip Hop was running through their veins, with a destination – the world’s ears! A scratch battle title under his belt, the PHD family became 3 when Selekta-Q (Jaime MacKinnon), a keen enthusiast of the table, entered in 2009 as the official PHD DJ. Adding his element of over 12 yrs’ experience to the mix, PHD are forever stepping it up a notch.
The crew have shared the stage with Dead Prez, Dizzee Rascal, Lupe Fiasko, JIN (Ruff Ryders), MTE (Canada), Alter Egoz (Australia) & NZ’s finest – Katchafire, David Dallas, Nesian Mystic, Cyphanetik, Che Fu, Salmonella Dub, Smashproof, Kids In Space, Devolo, DJCXL, King Kapisi, & Dudstown Recordings…. to name a few….
PHD plan on stamping their mark across New Zealand towns giving you a taste of the unique and infectious Hip Hop they manufacture, gracing all with high energy and roof raising shows and impacting further on Australiasia in the near future.
T 13 (MC/Executive Producer)
Anime (MC/Producer/Executive Producer)
Selekta Q (DJ)
Live backing band: Tom Atkinson (drums), Red Ski (bass guitar), Dillon Rooster (keys/vocals), Windom Bradfield (guitar).
‘Good Things Take Time’ T13 debut solo album
‘Sex, Drugs & Hip-Hop vol 1-6’
‘Permanent Head Damage’ (Mixtape)
Studio albums: ‘No Myths, Just Legends’ & self titled ‘PHD’ Album
4 singles ‘Clean it Up’ – (making it to 15 on the Radioscope charts ), ‘All The Same’, ‘Sunset Drinks ft Dan Pilkington’, & ‘Summer NZ’, each with accompanying video clips spanning across your TV screens nationwide.
Listen, watch, follow
Buy music and merch
http://www.phdhiphopnz.co.nz/ (free downloads available)