Label: Young, Gifted and Broke
Members: @Peace, Home Brew Crew, Scratch 22, Christoph El Truento and may more (check here)
Based: Ackland, New Zealand
Sounds Like: @Peace, Ta-Ku, A Tribe Called Quest
A few months back, we introduced you to @Peace who came out with one of our favourite Hip-hop albums of 2011. To our delight, it turns out some of them have their fingers dipped other pies, giving us more to wrap our ears around. MC Tom is in another crew called Home Brew (sometimes joined by MC Lui) who, alongside @Peace, are part of a wider collective called Young, Gifted and Broke. It consists of a number of Kiwi artists and producers all united by a passion for the same music and a couple of days ago they released a podcast showcasing their talent. New Zealand isn’t readily associated with this Old-School sound, but judging by the 47 minutes of top quality they most certainly should. Unfortunately there’s no tracklist but we’ll dig deep and introduce you to more of these artists in the future.
Listen below to the podcast (download free here) and also Home Brew’s latest release, Listen To Us. They’re currently working on a new album and we’ve been promised an exclusive for its release, so keep it locked. From the tracks we’ve heard, it’ll be worth the wait.