Tha Feelstyle

aka Kas Futialo, Khaz The Field Style Operator, RIQ

Tha Feelstyle’s 2004 album Break It To Pieces was lauded by critics, though that in itself doesn’t guarantee chart success. The rapper behind the album, Kas Futialo, was always more focused on his true goal – to represent the Samoan community to the fullest.

As such, he fused his modern rap style with lyrics in Samoan and melodies picked up from the Pacific music he heard as a child, creating a fresh and unique style all his own.

Tha Feelstyle at Aotearoa Hip Hop Summit.
Photo credit: Gareth Shute
Tha Feelstyle, Andy Morton and Karena Lyons.
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Kas Futialo, 2018.
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Tha Feelstyle on the main stage at Aotearoa Hip Hop Summit.
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Ermehn feat Tha Feelstyle - Walls of Steel
Tha Feelstyle.
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Kas Futialo photographed for Crossroads short film.
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Tha Feelstyle - Break It To Pieces (2004)
Tha Feelstyle feat SIAVANI & MZ J - Just Give Me Love
Shayne Carter, Tha Feelstyle, video director Chris Graham, Andy Morton.
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RNZ: NZ Hip Hop Stand Up S2 Ep5 - Tha Feelstyle - Su'amalie
Tha Feelstyle.
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Tha Feelstyle - Su'Amalie / Ain't Mad at You (2004)
Tha Feelstyle - Outside Enclosure
King Kapisi feat Tha Feelstyle and DJ Raw - 2nd Migration
Tha Feelstyle feat Lapi Mariner, Mareko, andFlowz - I Do Believe
Tha Feelstyle feat Adeaze - Sometimes When It Rains
Kas Futialo released the album ‘Good Morning Samoa’ under his own name in 2012, and received three nominations at the Pacific Music Awards.
Rough Opinion: Kas the Feelstyle, K.O.S., and Mikki D
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Loading Docs 2018 - The Crossroads: Le Māgafā (2018)


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