P-Money Profile

aka Peter Wadams
Sam Wicks
27 May 2013

“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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Poi E - 4 Corners, P-Money & Patea Maori Club (APRA Silver Scrolls)
P-Money in his studio
1997 New Zealand ITF Finals - P-Money - Elimination Round
P-Money at 95bFM
Photo credit: Brett 'Omega B' Wagner Collection
Everything feat. Vince Harder
Stop The Music
Everything, 2010
P Money (New Zealand) V iLL Taktikz (Belgium) - DMC Battle For World Supremacy - Round 1
Reminisce ft. Blaison Maven
P-Money - ITF 99 World Finals (Elimination Set)
Anika Moa and P-Money photographed for the cover of the August/September Rip It Up
Angels
P-Money - Celebration Flow ft. Aaradhna, Talib Kweli
NZ Musician Feb/March 2001
Say Yeah feat. David Dallas & Aaradhna
Falling Down feat. Milan Borich
P-Money
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
P-Money in studio with M.O.P.
Gratitude -2013
DMC World DJ Final 2001
Peter Wadams AKA P-Money
Dance With You feat. PNC, Vince Harder, Meryl Cassie & Mz J
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 feat. Scribe and Four Corners - Synchronise Thoughts
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