King Kapisi

aka Bran Muffin, Bill Urale

Hip-hop MC King Kapisi (NZ-born Samoan Bill Urale) got his start in his hometown of Wellington, playing drums in bands while at Wellington High School.

His first time rapping onstage was guesting with Wellington group Noise N Effect, who would open up the mic at their gigs for all-comers.

Safari feat. Dr Richard Nunns
Crush feat Rakaa Iriscience
Real Groove May, 2003
King Kapisi feat. The Mint Chicks - Superhuman
King Kapisi feat. Teremoana Rapley - Won't Stop, Can't Stop
Real Groove, October 2004
U Can't Resist Us
King Kapisi feat. Teremoana - Storm (2016)
Lava, November 1999
Gifted and Brown in 1992: MC AT, DJ Raw, Mara Finau, Bran Muffin AKA King Kapisi and Gerard Tahu
Photo credit: Photo by Phil Simpson
Screems From Da Old Plantation
Clap Ya Hands
King Kapisi and Che Fu, 2001
King Kapisi
NZ Musician January 2000

Kapisi is the Samoan word for cabbage.

‘Reverse Resistance’ won the APRA Silver Scroll in 1999, making King Kapisi the first hip-hop artist to win this award.




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