Hailing from the streets of Long Beach, California and introduced to the rap world by legendary Bay Area Don Yukmouth (of platinum selling duo The Luniz), Monsta has been patiently waiting to give fans a dose of his gruff West Coast narrative.
Born and raised by a Samoan Father and a Mexican mother, Monsta was exposed to the harsh realities of two dominant cultures that co-exist on the streets of LA.
The nephew of pioneering Samoan rappers and West Coast legends the Boo Yaa Tribe, Monsta is considered the Heir to the Polynesian Hip-Hop Legacy. During his touring schedule Monsta made stop off’s performing in both New Zealand and Australia as part of the Kurupt / Luniz tour and found himself at home with the number of Polynesian people that turned out to support him at all of his shows.
Seeing an opportunity to further his music Monsta based himself in Australia for two years and released critically acclaimed street mix CD’s Hood Epidemick Vol 1 & 2 as well as the New Zealand radio hit Butterflies with Delani.
Monsta signed an exclusive distribution & Marketing deal for his Sour Diesel Muzik imprint through iconic Hip-Hop Label Dawn Raid Entertainment / Universal Records at the end of 2009. His latest effort comes in the form of Gold Chains featuring Elefant Traks artist Sky’High. The track is produced by New Zealander, P-Money.