Hip-hop King is in da’ house


One of the country’s foremost hip-hop artists plays Queenstown this Saturday. 

Samoan musician King Kapisi – aka Bill Urale – leads an impressive line-up at Subculture for a gig coinciding with the one-year anniversary of local Jackie Guy’s Still Vision Photography. The venue opens to the public from 10pm. 

Kapisi has been a fixture on the national hip-hop scene since becoming the first Polynesian artist to win the Australasian Performing Rights Association Silver Scroll Award for Song­writer of the Year for single Reverse Resistance in 1999. 

Kapisi has released three albums and plans to release his fourth – Hip Hop Lives Here featuring Che Fu – this year. 
He’s performed alongside acclaimed international stars Janet Jackson, Moby, Black Eyed Peas, the Beastie Boys and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Catch King Kapisi supported by The Nomad, Tamati Taos and Jungle Fari at Subculture this Saturday from 10pm. Tickets $10 before midnight