Savage Profile

aka Demetrius Savelio
Gareth Shute
Published: 28 May 2013
Updated: 25 Jul 2018

Savage was at the forefront of the New Zealand hip hop explosion in the mid-00s and achieved Top 10 singles on both sides of the Tasman. His track ‘Swing’ had a second life after being featured on the movie Knocked Up, and Savage spent years immersed in the US hip hop circuit.

He then showed his versatility by reigniting his career in the Australian dance scene, with a run of massive hits, cementing his place as the most successful New Zealand rapper of his generation.

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Savage with Mareko, performing at 95bFM Summer Series, Auckland.
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Savage in the studio, 2008
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
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Joel Fletcher & Savage - Swing
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Xzibit supported by Savage and Mareko, 2007 tour poster.
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Savage in 2008
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
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Come Out (Wrath Of A Menace) feat. Monsta G & Jah Free
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Savage.
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Wild Out (Chooohooo)
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In the studio, 2008 with Dawn Raid's Andy Murnane, Phil Bell (then Back2 Basics editor), Savage, Chris Chetland and P-Money.
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They Don't Know
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Love The Islands
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Swing
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Savage - Homegrown - Wellington - 2013
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Twerk
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Flight of the Conchords - Feel Inside (and stuff like that) featuring Savage
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Savage performing with The Horsemen in South Auckland, 2008
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Timmy Trumpet and Savage - Freaks (2014)
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Tour poster for the 2004 Hookup tour. By the following year, Savage was headlining the tour as a solo act.
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Moonshine
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Fate of the Furious trailer that played in the Superbowl ad break with ‘Push’ by Savage, Kronic and Far East Movement.
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I Promise (featuring Ria)
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Hot Like Fire
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Trivia:

Savage appeared on the soundtrack of both Sione’s Wedding films. His track with Ria (‘I Promise’) was released as a single to promote Sione’s 2 and the video featured scenes from the movie.

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Labels:

Dawn Raid Entertainment


Universal


Sony


Ministry of Sound Australia