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NZRelo - Dam Native

Dam Native

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First Album, KDRU, Kaupapa Driven Rhymes Uplifted 1996. Released by Tangata Records and produced by Zane Lowe (Urban Disturbance).

1997 New Zealand Music Award, Tui Award, Most Promising Vocalist and Most Promising Group of which Daniel is the founding member.

Video of the year for Behold my Kool style (1998 flying fish award).

Supported Red Hot Chili Peppers, Public Enemy, Ice T, Body Count, Fugees, Che Fu, DLT, Ben Harper, Michael Franti, Disposable Heroes, Curtis Blow, LL Cool J and Spearhead to name a few.

Dam Native has performed Gigs for Big Day Out 1998, 1999 ,2006, Womad 1997, 1999, Sweetwaters 1999, Parihaka Festival, Cuba Street Carnival, the 10th Pacific Festival of the arts Pagopago Samoa 2008, NZ Hip Hop Summit, Tainui Festival, Te Papa museum 2008, Toured throughout New Zealand.

Album Appearances: Dawn Raid, Ill Semantics, DLT, Dubhead, Joint Force, Love Grocer (UK), Urban Disturbance, Ghetto Red Hot and various compilations.

Featured in Soundtrack 118 Great New Zealand Albums by Grant Smithies
Published by Craig Potton publishing

B Net Award nominee. Mai Time Music Award Nominee.

The People

Daniel Haimona aka Hype the Native, Pounamu Eagle, Trema 101,HTN,
Tribal Affiliation: Te Arawa, Tainui and Ngati Kahunungu.

MC, songwriter, musician, programmer and Dam Native Creator.

Bryson Campbell aka Blakman, BLK, Black the Native
Tribal Affiliations; Ngaiterangi and Te Arawa.

MC, songwriter, musician, programming and musical director.

Robert Lundon, programmer and studio operator.

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