This song is taken from the forthcoming mixtape ‘Football, Feasts & Funerals’.
Over a crisp production by Sydney’s Pro/Gram, Hau both mourns and celebrates the life of those who have passed away; relatives, friends and inspirations. Never one to shy away from his emotions, the MC lets it flow like the ink out his pen, delivering each word with passion, appreciation, and gratitude. “That’s one hell of a journey/ But that’s the cost of getting off the beaten path/ a task but not with peace and love/ peep, sh*t is deep…”
Hau Latukefu lives and breathes hip hop. With 20 years of writing and performing under his belt (best known as the front man for ARIA award-winning duo, Koolism), Hau is now venturing into solo territory with the release of his mixtape, Football, Feasts & Funerals and his debut album The No End Theory due for release in late 2014.
His talent is both recognised and respected, providing guest vocals for local legends like The Hilltop Hoods, Urthboy and Hermitude as well as the new generation including Remi, Briggs and Mr Hill & Rahjconkas. Hau’s collaborations also extend to overseas artists including UK pioneer, Rodney P, US wordsmith, Casual and more recently, Oddisee.
In 2008, Hau took the reigns as presenter and producer for the Hip Hop Show on Australia’s leading youth network, triple j – bringing his experience and vast knowledge of the culture he has been immersed in since the mid ‘80s. He continues to rule the airways, currently the longest serving presenter in the show’s history.
Hau was born in Australia to Tongan parents, which gave him access to two cultures he would draw from when it came to writing lyrics and performing them on stage. His heritage plays an important part of who is as a person and as an artist. Original by name, original by style. Keep your eye out for Hau’s debut LP The No End Theory due for release later this year. The new mixtape drops tomorrow, it is available to stream now, below.