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PROFILES – HAU

The Aussie hip-hop artist, and one half of THE duo Koolism, brings his soulful styles to Darwin this September.
By Liz Trevaskis 

What was the first concert you ever went to? 
Maaan, to be honest – I can’t even remember. It may have been when Public Enemy and Ice-T came to Canberra in the early to mid ‘90s. That was an amazing show. Especially during those days when hip-hop acts from the States rarely came over to tour. Mind glowingly awesome.

What’s your favourite album of all time? 
Some may find this a really hard question to answer, but not me. Public Enemy ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back’. I reckon I know the words to each song from back to front.

This is an incredible album. It’s not only one of the best hip-hop albums, but one of the best albums period! From the hectic and ground-breaking production and politically-charged rhymes, to the chemistry between Chuck D and Flavor Flav and the S1W soldiers stomping on stage – it was the whole package.‘Illmatic’ from American rapper Nas is a very close second.

Finish this sentence. My friends would describe me as... 
A loving and passionate person. I think. Haha…

Whose posters did you have stuck to the wall when you were a teenager?
When I started putting posters on the wall, I had acts like Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, Public Enemy, Big Daddy Kane and other similar groups. All from magazines like ‘Fresh’, ‘Word Up’ and ‘Rap Masters’. However, I was also a big fan of metal. Well, glamour metal. Haha. I was a big fan of Poison, Stryper and Guns ‘n’ Roses. So you may have found a couple of those pics on the wall as well. Later on, you would have found posters of Jennifer Lopez and Gabrielle Richens next to pics of football players Jonah Lomu and Solomon Haumono. Typical teenager styles. 

Creative writing challenge – describe your sound in three words.
Funky, soulful, genuine.

WHEN Sat 12 Sep | 7.30pm
AT Darwin Railway Club
COST $25 + BF
INFO nookeventmanagement.com.au

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