P-Money Profile

aka Peter Wadams
Sam Wicks
Published: 27 May 2013
Updated: 21 Dec 2020

“Watching groups like Public Enemy and Run DMC, I didn’t really see how I could do the vocals. I was like, ‘How do you rap?’ I just thought, if I could be involved, I’d rather be the cool guy at the back playing the records. He’s not up front, but he’s very important to the group.”

Peter Wadams, aka P-Money, is recalling the inspiration that has seen him play “the cool guy at the back” across the many phases of his career. It’s seen him establish his name as a battle DJ, produce records for Scribe, Che Fu, David Dallas and Aaradhna, and build Dirty Records from the ground up with Kog Transmissions, to its amalgamation with Dawn Raid Entertainment under the Frequency Media Group banner.

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Auckland Hip-Hop Summit, Auckland Town Hall, 2002 - P-Money, DJ Shan, Ladi-6, Scribe, Callum August, Koma
Photo credit: Brett 'Omega B' Wagner Collection
P-Money - ITF 99 World Finals (Elimination Set)
Peter Wadams AKA P-Money
In the studio, 2008 with Dawn Raid's Andy Murnane, Phil Bell (then Back2 Basics editor), Savage, Chris Chetland and P-Money.
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
P-Money, Chris Chetland and Dawn Raid's Andy Murnane, 2008. 
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
Everything feat. Vince Harder
P-Money in studio with M.O.P.
P Money (New Zealand) V iLL Taktikz (Belgium) - DMC Battle For World Supremacy - Round 1
P-Money in his studio
Anika Moa and P-Money photographed for the cover of Rip It Up.
P-Money - Celebration Flow ft. Aaradhna, Talib Kweli
Say Yeah feat. David Dallas & Aaradhna
Poi E - 4 Corners, P-Money & Patea Maori Club (APRA Silver Scrolls)
Falling Down feat. Milan Borich
Gratitude -2013
Chris Chetland and P-Money, 2008.
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
Reminisce ft. Blaison Maven
P-Money at 95bFM
Photo credit: Brett 'Omega B' Wagner Collection
Dance With You feat. PNC, Vince Harder, Meryl Cassie & Mz J
P-Money feat. Scribe and Four Corners - Synchronise Thoughts
1997 New Zealand ITF Finals - P-Money - Elimination Round
Stop The Music
Everything, 2010
NZ Musician Feb/March 2001
DMC World DJ Final 2001
At Kog Central, 2002. L to R: 4 Corners' Hepaklypz, P-Money, Scribe, then Koma and Omega B from 4 Corners
Photo credit: Brett 'Omega B' Wagner Collection

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