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E Tū (Te Reo Māori Remix)

Upper Hutt PosseMusic Video – 2004

It is an indictment of Aotearoa’s music industry and our society as a whole that music in te reo Māori does not generally get noticed or played... But to produce te reo Māori music is a political act in itself, which fits Te Kupu and Upper Hutt Posse’s kaupapa of mana motuhake.
– Writer Ariana Tikao, in her Audioculture profile of Upper Hutt Posse, 7 December 2016
Karanga, rangatahi, whakarongo, whakarongo!
– The opening lyrics of iconic hip hop single 'E Tu'
I wrote 'E Tu', which was the first song that brought in Māori lyrics in that way. I wrote that in 1987. But I was inspired to write that song by James Brown's 'Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud'.
– Dean Hapeta (aka Te Kupu) on 'E Tu', in an interview with Noisey/Vice, 29 November 2016