South Auckland hip hop trio Smashproof — Tyree Tautogia (TY), Fred Fa-afou (Deach) and Sidney Diamond (ex Young Sid) — arrived on the Kiwi music scene in 2005 with their club hit 'Ride 'Til I Die'. Debut album The Weekend dropped in 2009. That year 'Brother', a portrait of South Auckland street life, cemented the group's reputation both in Aotearoa and Australia. After spending eleven weeks on top of the Kiwi charts, it also set a long-standing record for the longest stay at number one by a New Zealand act. Although each of the trio has released solo albums, Smashproof continue to perform.