Over the years he has collaborated with a who's who of local hip-hop artists including Submariner, Chong Nee, Mr Sicc, King Kapisi, Dei Hamo, Pauly and Phil Fuemana, Dam Native, DLT, Ladi6, Anonymouz and many others.
Originally from the suburb of Otara in Auckland, Sakaria was introduced to hip-hop at age 14. A year later he got his start as a rapper, eventually becoming known in the late 80s under the alias Radio Backstab. At the time he was influenced by the likes of Run DMC, Eric B & Rakim, LL Cool J, Ice T, KRS 1, De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest.
With DJ Payback he appeared on the pioneering New Zealand hip-hop compilation album Proud: An Urban Pacific Streetsoul Compilation. Radio Backstab & DJ Payback's track on that album, the Alan Jansson produced 'Bassed On A Lost Cause' received extensive student radio airplay as did 'We R The OMC' from the same album by the fledgling OMC (Otara Millionaires Club) of which Sakaria was also a founding member.
When Pauly Fuemana and Alan Jansson took the OMC name to record with, Sakaria began his solo career.
In 1995 Sakaria signed to Deepgrooves, which three years later released his debut album Samoans Pt II.
Produced by Andy Morton and featuring among others Manuel Bundy, the album was critically lauded. Grant Smithies wrote in his book Soundtrack: "His street soldier stories are bleak but skilfully told, and give insight into the hard life many rappers invent for themselves but this man seems to have actually lived"
In 2005 he released his second album Path Of Blood, which was released through Sony BMG, the first recordings for the album being completed at Otara Music & Arts Centre (OMAC). However, council nervousness over the content forced Sakaria to complete the album elsewhere.
In 2006 he released the mixtape album Drug House Raps, which was released straight to iTunes. In 2012 he released his fourth album Trained To Kill on his producer's Anonymouz Workz label.
In 1994 Sakaria took part in the Proud national tour. Since then he has toured with, played alongside, or opened for acts including Public Enemy and the late Phil Fuemana.
In 2001 he was part of the team responsible for touring infamous Los Angeles-based Samoan hip-hop group The Boo-Ya Tribe in New Zealand, which lead to him recording with them.
During the early to mid 2000s, Sakaria spent four years as a patched member of prominent Auckland gang The King Cobras. During this time, through associations with violence, drugs, hustling and illicit money, he became the public face of gangster rap in New Zealand.
In the mid 2000s Sakaria left the gang lifestyle behind and established his own Hibiscus Coast-based security company Pride Security, who provide security for bars and music festivals such as Coromandel Gold, The Big Day Out and Music Mountain. A practitioner of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) he also runs the Hibiscus Coast MMA Gym, The Aotearoa Mixed Marital Arts Expo, and helps to promote MMA fight shows in New Zealand and Australia.
An original member of Otara Millionaires Club.
Notorious for performing with a machete in the early 1990s.