King Kapisi Profile

aka Bran Muffin, Bill Urale
Peter McLennan
20 May 2013

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.

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King Kapisi
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Clap Ya Hands
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King Kapisi feat. Teremoana - Storm (2016)
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King Kapisi and Che Fu, 2001
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King Kapisi feat. The Mint Chicks - Superhuman
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NZ Musician January 2000
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Lava, November 1999
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U Can't Resist Us
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Gifted and Brown in 1992: MC AT, DJ Raw, Mara Finau, Bran Muffin AKA King Kapisi and Gerard Tahu
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Crush feat Rakaa Iriscience
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Real Groove May, 2003
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Screems From Da Old Plantation
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Safari feat. Dr Richard Nunns
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Real Groove, October 2004
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Salvation
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King Kapisi feat. Teremoana Rapley - Won't Stop, Can't Stop
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Trivia:

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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