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.

King Kapisi and Che Fu, 2001
U Can't Resist Us
Screems From Da Old Plantation
King Kapisi feat. Teremoana Rapley - Won't Stop, Can't Stop
RNZ – NZ Hip Hop Stand Up: episode 3 – King Kapisi ‘Reverse Resistance’
King Kapisi feat. The Mint Chicks - Superhuman
King Kapisi
NZ Musician January 2000
Crush feat Rakaa Iriscience
Real Groove, October 2004
Lava, November 1999
Safari feat. Dr Richard Nunns
King Kapisi feat. Teremoana - Storm (2016)
Clap Ya Hands
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
Real Groove May, 2003

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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