King Kapisi Profile

aka Bran Muffin, Bill Urale
Peter McLennan
Published: 20 May 2013
Updated: 31 Jul 2019

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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Safari feat. Dr Richard Nunns
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King Kapisi feat. Teremoana - Storm (2016)
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U Can't Resist Us
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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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King Kapisi
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King Kapisi feat. Teremoana Rapley - Won't Stop, Can't Stop
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Lollipop
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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
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Lava, November 1999
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NZ Musician January 2000
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Real Groove May, 2003
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Clap Ya Hands
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Salvation
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Crush feat Rakaa Iriscience
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Screems From Da Old Plantation
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Real Groove, October 2004
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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.