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Kete Aronui - Dean Hapeta

Television (Excerpts) – 2007

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