These African and Middle Eastern rappers are bringing fresh perspectives to New Zealand Hip-Hop

Hip-hop in New Zealand is known for its Pacific roots. But as immigration has diversified, so has the country’s music. Now there's a new wave of artists who have migrated from Africa and the Middle East. The result is an influx of sophisticated songs that are elevating New Zealand hip-hop and expanding its reach.

I interviewed and wrote about the artists who are making New Zealand's new wave of world-class hip hop, including Mzwètwo, Young Tapz, Times x Two and Raiza Biza.

 

I also made a playlist of the top songs, which accompanies the article. 

SARAH GOODING IS A WRITER AND EDITOR BASED IN NEW YORK

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