This weeks LOCAL EYES is Wellington based rapper Rei with his jam ‘Hāti’. ʻHātiʻ is an expression of Reiʻs work ethic and dedication to his music, perfecting his flow and constantly challenging his limits every day.
‘Hāti’ is a Te Reo Māori transliteration for ‘hard’ or the kiwi saying ʻhard out!ʻ You may not find it in the Oxford dictionary but you’ll hear it in everyday Aotearoa/NZ.
Rei is a multi-award winning artist, winning best Urban Album at the Waiata Māori Music Awards in 2015 and Best Music Video in 2016.
Local Eyes is a weekly segment on BaseFM focusing on New Zealand Music videos.
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