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BIO

BIO

Tipene is an AWARD WINNING hip-hop artist hailing from Aotearoa, NZ. Tipene is considered one of Aotearoa’s leading bilingual Hip-Hop artists with an uplifting message deeply rooted in Te Ao Māori(Māori Worldview).


In just over a decade-long career, Tipene has quietly amassed over 15 million streams across 3 studio albums, 3 national tours, is a two-time APRA Silver Scroll top 5 Finalist, WINNER of “WMMA Best Māori Urban Artist 2019” and “WMMA Best Māori Hip-Hop album 2023”, multiple NZ charting singles, finalist for multiple music awards and over 100,000 online followers.


Tipene is most known for his debut track “West Side Hori” an autobiography of Tipene which earned him his first APRA Silver Scroll finalist nomination and the Remix featuring Sid Diamond and Sir T at 9 million streams.


His latest project “We No Muck Around” released through LOOP in Dec 2022, has so far generated 400k online streams, 3 music videos shot by award winning Videographer Shae Stirling. 2022, Tipene toured 3 major shows with L.A.B playing to around 40k people in attendance.


2019, Tipene became an ambassador for Māori Music and has been a finalist for multiple Waiata Māori Music Awards since 2019 including consecutive nominations for Best Solo Māori Male, Best Music Video by a Māori Artist, Best Song by a Māori artist and Best Māori Songwriter and Best Hip Hop Album.


Tipene is now working on Heritage Trail 2 due to release September 2024...


International Support

Joe Walsh(The Eagles)

The Wailers(Bob Marley)

Bone Thugs N Harmony


NZ Artists Support

3 x National Album Tours

L.A.B . Katchafire . The Black Seeds . Summer Thieves

Scribe . Sammy J . Stan Walker . Che Fu . DLT. Savage HP Boyz . Troy Kingi

NZ Festivals

SPLORE

RaggaMuffin Road Show

Exodus

East Coast Vibes

Waitangi Day Celebrations

World Indigenous Tattoo Festival

Waiata Māori Music Awards

Summer Frequencies

Newtown Festival



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We No Muck Around 2022 WMMA Winner Best Māori Hip Hop Album WMMA Finalist Best Solo Māori Male Produced by 10A Co produced by Tipene Released LOOP NZ

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PAST EVENTS

PAST EVENTS

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Summer Tour 2024

Christchurch Hip-Hop Summit 2023

Tipene Performing at SXSW Sydney w Aotearoa House 2023

Tipene & DJ Jayrasik LAB Summer Tour 2023

MUSIC

MUSIC

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Tautoko (2019)


Won - Best Hip-Hop Album

WMMA Finalist:

Best Māori Male

Best Music Video

Best Māori Songwriter

ARPA Silver Scroll Top 5


Produced by Tipene

Empire Records NZ

VIDEOS

VIDEOS

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TIPENE - WE NO MUCK AROUND

MUSIC VIDEO BY SHAE STIRLING

TIPENE - FREEDOM

MUSIC VIDEO BY SHAE STIRLING

TIPENE - BELIEVERS

MUSIC VIDEO BY SHAE STIRLING

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POUTAMA Studio

POUTAMA Studio

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professional services


(All services come with engineer)


VOCAL TRACKING/VOICE OVERS


RECORDING DEMO


PRODUCTION/BEATMAKING


MIXING


MASTERING

$100 HOUR


$100 HOUR


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+GST

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STUDIO GEAR


IMAC PRO 64GB RAM

LOGIC PRO X + WAVES PLUGINS

UA VOLT INTERFACE + VINTAGE PRE AMP

FOCAL SM9 MONITORS

FOCAL SHAPE 6' MONITORS

75" DISPLAY SCREEN

RODE K2 MIC + PRE AMP

SE VOCAL RELECTION SHIELD

QUICKLOK STUDIO DESK

M-AUDIO MIDI 64 KEYBOARD

ARTISTS

SCRIBE

MAISEY RIKA

TROY KINGI

TIPENE

SID DIAMOND

LION REZZ

MAJIC PAORA

ARIANA HENARE

TE PAEA SEASONS

C33Y

K ONE

GENOCIDE

LUKE WHAANGA

PRODUCERS

VICTOR J SEFO

10A

SICKDRUMZ

DLT

AETAP CODY

TYNA KEELAN

NEXTWAVES

YASCENE

TEVA VALENTINE

TYNA KEELAN

FORTAFY

4 CORNERS

j4k

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YOUTH

YOUTH

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Tipene has a BA in Education and has been a youth mentor for 17 years working in hard to reach communities, Kura Kaupapa, secondary schools, youth justice and adult learners largely through his various teaching roles and also mentoring in schools program through the NZ Music Commission.


Tipene’s main passions are people, Māori culture and music. He has managed to combine all of these passions to create ‘Poutama Music’ which involves self expression, self determination while developing self confidence and cultural connection.


Tipene is currently facilitating Poutama Music in Whitianga developing young talents into future leaders. Read..


Te Paea Seasons

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Chance ‘C33Y’ Haddon

Chance Haddon aka C33Y(23yrs) is a Hip-Hop artist of Ngāti Ruanui descent originally from Whanganui, raised in Whitianga. Chance has a classic old school soul to his writing with a new skool flow able to speak on his life experiences through to club bangers and summer anthems. Chance has been writing his own music from the age of 16 and just completed recording his first E.P(6 tracks) titled “Find Your Way” about his journey through school, his dream to pursue music and recently becoming a young father. Chance has recently won “Emerging Artist Under 25” at the Māori Music Awards announced on New Years Eve 2023.

Karen McLeod Photography

Karen McLeod Photography

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