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.

King Kapisi
King Kapisi and Che Fu, 2001
Crush feat Rakaa Iriscience
Screems From Da Old Plantation
Lava, November 1999
Clap Ya Hands
King Kapisi feat. Teremoana - Storm (2016)
Safari feat. Dr Richard Nunns
King Kapisi feat. Teremoana Rapley - Won't Stop, Can't Stop
NZ Musician January 2000
RNZ – NZ Hip Hop Stand Up: episode 3 – King Kapisi ‘Reverse Resistance’
King Kapisi feat. The Mint Chicks - Superhuman
Real Groove May, 2003
Real Groove, October 2004
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
U Can't Resist Us



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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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