Talking Points: REI ‘Rangatira’ with UNCHAINED XL
TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Rizván
Thanks to NZ On Air Music
Date: May 2018
Guest reviewer: UNCHAINED XL
Featured release: REI ‘Rangatira’
Featured track #1: KIA TAU
Featured track #2: RANGATIRA
Featured track #3: E KI
UNCHAINED XL (Hugh Ozumba) is a Nigerian Kiwi rapper and producer from central Auckland. His self-produced instrumentals are principally a unique blend of organic, afro-centric funk music and modern trap; however, some are instead characterised by classic underground “Boom-Bap” rhythms injected with early 90s G-funk era textures, paying homage to the legendary Hip-hop artists he grew up listening to.
REI is the next generation of Aotearoa/New Zealand bilingual artists fusing international sounds and setting his
sights firmly on taking NZ’s unique culture to the world – through music.