Overnight, everyone knew us. I got these white shades on, which I now see kids wearing on music videos...– Dean Hapeta talks about the moment Upper Hutt Posse hit it big
If you're looking for true pioneers in Aotearoa hip hop, that's the guy right there.– DJ Sir-Vere pays tribute to Dean Hapeta and Upper Hutt Posse
We've been ripped off, made to shut up, I won't...– Upper Hutt Posse break it down in their debut single 'E Tu'
That is my life: radicalism, the fight against oppression. That’s me, that’s all I want to do. People who know me know that’s all I want to talk about — or talk about music. Those are my topics: politics, struggle and music. I’m happy I’ve found what I want to do but it’s from long ago, from when I was eight, nine years old.– Dean Hapeta talks about his life's passion