King Kapisi

aka Bran Muffin, Bill Urale

Hip-hop MC King Kapisi (NZ-born Samoan Bill Urale) got his start in his hometown of Wellington, playing drums in bands while at Wellington High School.

His first time rapping onstage was guesting with Wellington group Noise N Effect, who would open up the mic at their gigs for all-comers.

Clap Ya Hands
Real Groove, October 2004
King Kapisi feat. Teremoana Rapley - Won't Stop, Can't Stop
Safari feat. Dr Richard Nunns
King Kapisi and Che Fu, 2001
Screems From Da Old Plantation
Crush feat Rakaa Iriscience
King Kapisi
Lava, November 1999
King Kapisi feat. The Mint Chicks - Superhuman
U Can't Resist Us
Gifted and Brown in 1992: MC AT, DJ Raw, Mara Finau, Bran Muffin AKA King Kapisi and Gerard Tahu
Photo credit: Photo by Phil Simpson
NZ Musician January 2000
Real Groove May, 2003
RNZ – NZ Hip Hop Stand Up: episode 3 – King Kapisi ‘Reverse Resistance’
King Kapisi feat. Teremoana - Storm (2016)

Kapisi is the Samoan word for cabbage.

‘Reverse Resistance’ won the APRA Silver Scroll in 1999, making King Kapisi the first hip-hop artist to win this award.




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