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'Brother' is a song about Smashproof's South Auckland neighbourhood and how these hip hop stars want it to change - crime and violence are not the only options. It's an urgent message, delivered via a simple but powerful drive-by concept by director Chris Graham.


The clip made it into mainstream news media for a scene bluntly inspired by a high profile incident where a businessman stabbed a young tagger. Features raspy-voiced singer-songwriter Gin Wigmore as chorus.


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Comments (3)

 Duxxxzzz Alaimalo

Duxxxzzz Alaimalo

Thsi is the best song ive ever herd in the history of hip hop music in so greatfull of these band SMASHPROOF you got the chance to show your own true harmonies..hip hop music to the country and the world..That tells hip hop still lives in nz..hope one dae i will get the golden opportunity...ALL SWEET FOR THIS SONG...GREAT...

 Kayla  Maina'aupo-Lindsey

Kayla Maina'aupo-Lindsey

Amazing song!



Absolutely da best song in New Zealand History of music.
Maybe not globally recongnised but still up there with "OTC, How Bizarre".
Now theres a song about the hood, next we need a song to inspire people to create a safer community, especially for our youth.


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Little needs to be said about this incredible song, other than it’s a slice of NZ musical history, and Chris Graham’s video is the perfect companion. 


Made with funding from NZ On Air.