Curated by DJ Sir-vere
Rip it Up editor and hip hop supremo, Philip Bell (DJ Sir-vere) drops his Top 10 selection of Aotearoa hip hop music videos. The clips mark the evolution of an indigenous style, from the politically conscious (Dam Native, King Kapisi) to the internationalists (Scribe, Savage). It includes iconic, award-winning efforts from directors Chris Graham, Jonathan King, and more.
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2003 doco, Hip Hop New Zealand, directed by Sima Urale looks at key players and at the politics of the music. View excerpts here>
A documentary showcasing the landmark NZ hip hop assembly. Che Fu, King Kapisi, P-Money and DJ Sir-vere feature. View full doco here>