Metaphysics

About Metaphysics:

Zimbabwean born Metaphysics (a.k.a. Herbert Schwamborn) is regarded as one of Africa’s hip hop pioneers. Based in Germany, and soon to hit the shores of New Zealand, he is a member of the multi-platinum German band Sons Of Mannheim (Söhnemannheims).

Metaphysics has won an Echo Award for his music (German equivalent of a Grammy Award). He has toured around the world opening for artists such as Wyclef Jean, A Tribe Called Quest, Black Eyed Peas, Busta Ryhmes, Fat Joe and many other established groups in the hip hop scene.

Metaphysics delivers a high energy set consisting of a mixture of Hip-Hop and Reggae Dancehall – dropping socio
conscious lyrics over classic Rap anthems.

Metaphysics has been mostly active in Germany, Austria and Switzerland but has a global influence reaching fans all around the world. In the USA, Metaphysics is associated with members of Maybach Music (Rick Ross), Wu-Tang Clan and he is also a long time member of the Universal Zulu Nation.

Herbert Schwamborn is also a film and music producer, a former radio presenter, and founder of Gandanga Music Zimbabwe, a record label based in Zimbabwe and Germany. In 1992 and prior to Metaphysics, he formed the group ‘A Peace Of Ebony’ which went on to break radio chart history in Zimbabwe with a song titled ‘Pretend It Never Happened’.

 

Albums

MetaphysicsA Peace Of Ebony – From The Native Toung (Teal Trutone)

Metaphysics – Elevated Perception (Swamp Records Germany)

Metaphysics – Digital Garden (Pyramid Music)

Metaphysics – Black Butterfly (Gandanga Music Zimbabwe)

Migrant Souls – Migrant Souls (Pyramid Music)

 

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JCK

About JCK:

JCK a.k.a. James Castady-Kristament brings alternative hip-hop with contemporary sensibilities. He is an artist oozing creativity and originality with his gothic imagery, catchy well crafted songs and captivating music videos.

JCK’s musical career as songwriter, rapper and producer has gone through many incarnations, including female vocals and partnerships. His enthusiastic energy and passion for the world of hip hop is obvious and is reflected in his music.

JCK´s clever and advanced mixture of traditional and modern hip hop and sense of national pride, creates a sound that is diverse from its American and European counterparts.

 

Albums

‘5 year Anniversary’ 2007

JCK‘The Bees’ 2011

‘The Vampire Trilogy’ (Digital Singles) 2013

‘The Land Of The Wrong White Crowd’ – coming soon

 

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http://www.jckmusicnz.com

 

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http://musicnation.co.nz/jck-hip-hops-dark-side/

http://esoligh.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/jck-land-of-the-wrong-white-crowd-album-review/

http://sonicden.com/nz-music-month-underground-hip-hop/

 

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MCG

About MCG:

MCG The Gemini a.k.a. Gerard Price  is a Hip Hop / Alternative artist from Nelson, New Zealand. He says: “My music is basically my life’s journey from beginning to where I am now. It’s a mix of life events, views and future goals where I touch base on many issues in our communities. I aim to use my music to relate to others and help them through times of struggle in the same way the music helped me, and to make a difference in our communities.”

MCG dropped his 1st single ‘No Limits’ on iTunes in 2013 then created his own label MCG Studios NZ in Feb 2014. He dropped his 1st album ‘MCG The Message’ on October 10th 2014.

“I am currently trying to expand and mix into all different genres so I can grow as an artist, work with anyone and everyone, and spread my message wide and far. Feel free to check out some of my music.” MCG

 

Albums

MCG‘The Message’ 2014

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MCG-Studios@hotmail.com

Munashe

About Munashe:

Munashe Tuwe is a Zimbabwean pianist, lyricist and producer currently based in Auckland, New Zealand.

At the age of 10 he picked up the pen and started teaching himself how to play piano and make beats. Since then his craft has evolved into what we see today.

Munashe describes his music as merely a reflection of what he sees, feels and thinks. He credits Nas, J. Cole, Common , Lupe Fiasco & Kendrick Lamar as his favourite emcees growing up and says their influence led him to have a more conscious outlook on life.

 

Albums

Munashe‘First Impression’ ©2013

 

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http://illumunashe.bandcamp.com/album/1st-impression

 

 

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http://repfm.co.nz/artist-of-the-week-munashe/

 

 

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http://www.munashetuwe.com

4Sayken

About 4Sayken:

4Sayken (FourSayken) a.k.a. Jimmy McFarland is a rap / hip hop artist from West Auckland.

“I’m that lyrical assassin
they know that im goon blast em
you can call me old fashion i ball
ima make it to the top
and im never going to stop
cause there aint no way you’ll be dropping this god.”

 

Albums

FourSaykenAvailable tracks include:

Chaos Agents Remix – 4Sayken X Revus

Dream Chasers – 4Sayken X Revus

Devilish Thoughts (Feat. Potheads)

Dopeman (Feat. Revus Da Menace)

Bring That Fire

Change This Game

Warrior

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Watch this space!

 

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http://sonicden.com/nz-music-month-underground-hip-hop/

http://sonicden.com/4sayken-and-revus-da-menace-mixtape-project/

 

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PHD

About PHD:

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.

PHD are:

T 13 (MC/Executive Producer)
Anime (MC/Producer/Executive Producer)
ZoneOne (Producer/Engineer)
Selekta Q (DJ)

Live backing band: Tom Atkinson (drums), Red Ski (bass guitar), Dillon Rooster (keys/vocals), Windom Bradfield (guitar).

 

Albums

‘Good Things Take Time’ T13 debut solo album

PHD‘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.

 

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http://www.phdhiphopnz.co.nz/ (free downloads available)

 

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http://sonicden.com/nz-music-month-underground-hip-hop/

 

 

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t13@phdhiphopnz.co.nz

Lakes

About Lakes:

Hailing from Devonport in Auckland, Lakes began on a Thursday, they wrote a song on a Friday, and released their first album from the basement 9 months later. 2015 is going to be a big year for them. Expect many more tunes from Lakes.

Lakes are: Toby Edgar and Liam Jaques.

 

Albums

LakesSummer EP ©2015

Reflections of the Night Before ©2014

 

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http://sniffers.co.nz/lakes-levitate/

 

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Tapfuma Gerald Munengami

About Tapfuma Gerald Munengami:

Well my name’s Tapfuma Gerald Munengami most people refer to me as Storm or Child Ether. I am a writer and a musician hence the aliases. I have been writing and making music since as far back as I can remember – most probably since I was about eight years old.

I have had an interesting life but when my father died, I went silent and was drawn to written words and music to express my emotion. Life has had its ups and downs, but I guess life is a school master and you can’t test a muscle or how much you have grown through time unless you go through the downs and still come up.

I try to make music and write to be positive, honest and sometimes to address truths society would rather sweep under the rug – like fatherless homes and society, racism, and love, I guess. I figure life’s about getting to know yourself because we are constantly changing. There are things I said I would never do that I have done, and when I did a life audit recently I wasn’t where I pictured myself when the dream first started. I take life in my stride and have a sense of humour about it.

I trust Jesus, live my life and try to be the best me I can be and, as I said, keep on discovering myself. I have no intention of being generic in this life time, I try my best not to judge people…. That’s about me, my life – anything else you want to know, just ask…. Stay blessed, Tapfuma.

 

Albums

I also have had the pleasure of making a free soundtrack for a short book. I hope you enjoy.

Tapfuma Gerald Munengami

 

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http://www.amazon.com/Scarecrow-Rose-Tapfuma-Munengami-ebook/dp/B00P60494M

 

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