Maori rapper defends use of explicit lyrics

  • Te Tai Tokerau
  • Tāmaki Makaurau
  • Waikato/Te Waiariki
  • Te Tai Hauāuru
  • Te Tai Rāwhiti
  • Te Whanganui-ā-Tara
  • Te Waipounamu
  • Ahitereiria

E ū mārika ana tētahi kaipao Māori ki āna kupu e meatia ana, e hāngai pū ana e ki te aruaru me te kōhuru wāhine. E ai ki a Nathan King, arā a Derty Sesh he mea whakangahau noa iho nei āna waiata.

He kupu whakangahau noa iho nei āna waiata e ai ki a Nathan King ara a Derty Sesh. “It is like that’s why i do it, if you're a hip hop fan or a music fan in general you will know the word bitch and hoes is used a million times.”

Hei taa te tama o te pukuhohe a Mike King kāre āna waiata i te whakātu i ōna whakapono

E ai kii a Nathan Kinga ara a Derty Sesh. “ If you're talking rap and hip hop those words are just normal to use but if you're talking to Nathan like when im at home no way we don't say those words around the house anyway cos i have a daughter.”

I te tau rua mano tekau ka whakakorea te kiriata o tana waiata Forever e whakātu ana e ai ki nga ripoata, i te aruaru, whakamate hoki i te wahine. E whakahau ana ngā rōpū whakakore i te mahi tūkino, me katia taua kiriata i runga pouaka whakaata.

Hei taa Nathan King “I wrote that song in 2008 then it came out in 2010 that was just you being influenced by rappers that you like. That song sounds like a wanna be Eminem song that was what it was influenced by it has no… I have no judgement against women or anything like that it just kind of came around sounding like that.”

Hei tā Nathan King kāre ia i te whiwhi pūtea kaiutu tāke na reira nāno ano ngā putea mo āna mahi hanga waiata.

I pātai atu a Semiramis Holland ki a King, “Do you worry that the lyrics may have an effect on some young people?”

Ko te whakautu aa Nathan King, “Not from me as an artist because I don’t talk about going out there and stabbing people or shooting people. That all just falls back on parenting to be honest that's the parent’s job that's not our job. I’m a parent and I make sure I filter what I can for my kids just as much as they should with theirs.”

I tēnei wā kei te hanga waiata takitahi hou a Nathan King me te tumanako ka puta mai ētahi tono ki a ia mai i ētahi atu kaiwaiata huri noa i te ao.