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Repfm N.Zs number 1 hiphop station & AYEBRO Present “Rep Your Beats” 2017

Who’s keen for a New Year’s Beat Battle?

REP FM & AYEBRO are excited to announce this year’s upcoming Rep your Beats 2017 comp.

If you were there to witness last year’s RYB 2016 competition, then you would know it’s an event not to be missed. This years RYB 2017 comp will be even better than the last. Should you partake in the event you will need to abide by a regulated set of rules, participants will be judged by a talented select panel of Industry renowned individuals and not to forget that formidable people’s choice vote as well.

The aim for participants is to make it through to the grand final, and should you get through then expect to enter into a live explosive showcase, as you battle it out to eventually become THE RYB 2017 Champion.

If winning the ultimate grand prize (consisting of prize money, audio equipment & other goodies) and walking away with the RYB 2017 Title isn’t enough, then seriously consider the valuable experience you will gain & the exposure and newfound networks you will establish.

Make your mark right now, time to get out of that bedroom and into the arena. Still keen, then follow the link http://bit.ly/RYB2017

12185484_469243083246721_5828492932327880187_oRobin Fernando and Talk Later present Big Daddy Kane.

Live in New Zealand for one show only at Auckland’s Neck of the Woods on Wednesday 9 December 2015.

Tickets are onsale this Thursday at 9am from Non Stop Tix – www.nonstoptix.com

Support from DJSirvere (Mai FM), DJ SPELL (DMC World DJ Championships) and DJ Hudge (Neck of the Woods).

On September 10th 1968, Bed Stuy, Brooklyn gave birth to one of hip-hop’s most lyrical, diverse, innovative, trendsetting M.C.’s known by many attributes such as Dark Gable, Black Caesar and King Asiatic Nobody’s Equal but, known to the world as Big Daddy Kane.

This baritone voiced, stylish dressing M.C. was the one to first bring the “playa” element to hip-hop, and along with Bobby Brown and Michael Jordan put dark skin back on the map. Big Daddy Kane was the first rapper to ever hold not one but two sold out shows at the world famous Apollo Theater for women only. Appearing in magazines from Right On up to Source and let’s not forget the infamous Madonna Sex book which features Kane in half nude photos with Madonna and Naomi Campbell.

However, in the words of the late Big Pun, Kane is not only a playa, he just crush a lot. Referring to his rapid fire, metaphoric battle rap style.

Kane’s influences are Muhammad Ali, Marvin Gaye, and his rap hero Grand Master Caz of the Cold Crush Brothers, but once joined on stage with dancers Scoob Lover and Scrap Lover you can clearly see the James Brown and the Famous Flames influence as well. With several Gold albums Kane has endured a long career giving us a catalogue of music such as “Long Live The Kane” that features hit songs “Ain’t No Half Steppin'” and “Raw”. “It’s A Big Daddy Thing” which features “Smooth Operator,” “Warm It Up” and the Teddy Riley produced hit “I Get The Job Done.” “Taste Of Chocolate” which features “Hard Being The Kane” and “All Of Me” a duet with the late legendary Barry White.

Additional albums were “Prince Of Darkness,” “Looks Like A Job For…” and “Daddy’s Home.” Big Daddy Kane has also recorded on soundtracks with “Lean On Me (Rap Summary)” from the film “Lean On Me”. “Nuff Respect” from the film “Juice”. The Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis produced “A Job Ain’t Nothin’ But Work” from “Mo’ Money”, and of course “Raw” from the film “Colors.”

Kane has also made a few movie appearances in “Posse,” “Meteor Man” and most recently “Dead Heist,” “Love 4 Sale” and “Just Another Day.” Kane’s baritone voice has also been heard as the narrator of the documentary film “Notorious” and a couple of cameo appearances in “Brown Sugar” and “Gunmen”. As a powerful figure in the rap game Kane has collaborated with many artist such as Kool G Rap, Masta Ace and Craig G on the Marley Marl produced “Symphany”. He has worked with Public Enemy and Ice Cube on the single “Burn, Hollywood Burn,” with Heavy D on the single “Don’t Curse”, with UGK on “Next Up”, with Busta Rhymes on the remix of “Don’t Touch Me”, with Patti LaBelle on the certified gold single “Feels Like Another One” and `the Quincy Jones multi-platinum masterpiece “Tribute To Birdland” and the title cut “Back On The Block” from the album of the same name.

All of that along with one Grammy, does that make Big Daddy Kane a hip-hop legend? Well, the 2005 VH1 Hip Hop Honors seems to think so, and so do millions of fans worldwide.

LONG LIVE THE KANE!!!

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Talofa everyone,

The 2015 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards are very close now – so I wanted to share some more updates and a great ticket deal!



We have a wonderful show planned for Saturday 13 June and our performers are: Cydel, Team Dynamite, Erakah, TJ Taotua, Sid Diamond, Andrew Faleatua, Maryanne Ito and K. One!! There will also be a couple of surprises – you won’t want to miss this night!



The awards are on Saturay 13 June, at the Vodafone Events Centre – doors are at 6pm and the show is at 7pm.



We have confirmed a special ticket offer with Vodafone – which is the best way to buy tickets. (Vodafone promo file attached)

If you buy a ticket to the awards now – Vodafone Fantastic Fridays will shout your mate to go too! Just text “Fantastic” to 499 for more info. (Free text for Vodafone customers).

Or go here for more details: http://www.vodafone.co.nz/ff-music/

We are having a community launch party for our station in mangere east at the ‘Metro Theatre’ celebrating NZ Music month on the 23rd of May from 10am – 1pm all ages FREE event. Live acts from

‪#‎Savage‬ ‪#‎RecommendedDosage‬ ‪#‎MrSicc‬ ‪#‎Jverse‬ ‪#‎PTG‬ ‪#‎SouthMade‬ and RepFm’s Dj Dazzle, Dj Riley and Dj Regz.

Come celebrate with your local community station!Free Community Event