Scribe Profile

aka Malo Luafutu, Jeshua Ioane Luafutu
Gareth Shute
20 Feb 2014

Scribe’s No.1 hit ‘Stand Up’ arrived at the end of 2003 and took over the local music scene, heralding in a golden year for local hip-hop. More hits followed, Scribe’s album The Crusader (2004) went on to sell 100,000 copies across Australasia and he became a household name on both sides of the Tasman.

His follow-up, Rhyme Book (2007), was not so timely and only a moderate success. Influences from outside music impacted on his career and Scribe settled into being just a part-time figure in the local music scene. Yet his legacy is such that he will always remain a name synonymous with New Zealand hip-hop.

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P-Money & Scribe - Scribe 2001
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Remember
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Scribe - F.R.E.S.H
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Scribe - Not Many (Remix)
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Baby Girl
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Mark Vanilau & Scribe - It Dawned on Me - live at the 2013 Vodafone Music Awards
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Onstage at Auckland's 2002 Hip-Hop Summit, Auckland Town Hall
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Tipene - Doin' My Thing (feat. Scribe)
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Scribe and P-Money signing autographs at The Big Day Out, 2004
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Scribe at The Studio, Karangahape Road, Auckland
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Dreaming
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J Williams - You Got Me (feat Scribe)
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Scribe - Stand Up
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P-Money - Stop The Music
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Scribe with Opensouls at the 2008 New Zealand Music Awards, Vector Arena
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George FM Freestyle - PNC, Scribe, David Dallas
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Scribe at the 2002 Hip-Hop Summit at Auckland's Town Hall
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Scribe, Tyra Hammond & The Opensouls - Say It Again - live at the 2008 Vodafone Music Awards
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Scribe at the 2008 New Zealand Music Awards with his award for Best Urban/Hip-Hop album for Rhymebook
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At Kog Central, 2002. L to R: 4 Corners' Hepaklypz, P-Money, Scribe, then Koma and Omega B from 4 Corners
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Scribe
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Auckland Hip-Hop Summit, Auckland Town Hall, 2002 - P-Money, DJ Shan, Ladi-6, Scribe, Callum August, Koma
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Scribe and P-Money in the studio
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Scribe’s cousin, Ladi-6, has appeared on both of his albums. When Scribe first moved to Auckland, he performed regularly with her group, Verse Two, as well as appearing on their single, Gold.

Scribe’s father, John Luafutu, appears on the track, ‘A.W.O.L.’ off Rhyme Book (along with Ladi-6). He is also the author of a memoir about his move to New Zealand from Samoa called A Boy Called Broke (1994).