There is "something about her voice and something about the way she carries herself that is so beautiful". So wrote Real Groove of Aotearoa's queen of soul-infused hip hop. Ladi6 (aka Karoline Tamati) started her MC/vocalist journey as part of all-girl group Sheelahroc. Her voice shone in collaborations with NZ hip hop nobility, before debut solo album Time Is Not Much in 2008. Taite Prize-winner The Liberation Of... saw Ladi6 named Best Female Artist at the 2011 NZ Music Awards, and taking away her second gong for Best Urban/Hip Hop Album. Third album Automatic made it into a number of 'best of 2013' lists.