A new film, “Dawn Raid”, sheds some light on the pioneering record label from New Zealand which added mightily to the global Hip-Hop culture, featuring interviews with its founders and artists and appearances by American Hip-Hop icons like Snoop Dogg.


The country of New Zealand is joined together in mourning the 49 people who were shot and killed after a white man carried out an attack on two mosques. As details of the horrific act of terrorism continue to develop, many on Twitter are rallying around the victims, their families, and the nation abroad.


A terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand on two mosques has left 49 people dead, so far. A 28-year-old white man has been charged with murder and three other people have been detained.

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Chris Brown and his heavily-documented domestic violence incident with ex-girlfriend Rihanna continually haunts him since the news of the matter went public in 2009. Now, Brown’s violent past might get him banned from touring in Australia if a current protest is successful.

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New Zealand’s National Party and Prime Minister John Key allegedly tried to connect with younger voters by using Eminem’s Grammy Award-winning “Lose Yourself” for one of their reelection ads.


New Zealand Pop singer Lorde in enjoying quite a run atop the Billboard Hot 100 charts with her bouncy hit single, “Royals.” However, a critic has accused the 16-year-old of racism in the song, sparking an uproar online and across social media.

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  MC2MC: Sha Stimuli Interviews New Zealand Rapper And Duck Down Signee David Dallas [Video] Hip-Hop Wired’s resident emcee talks with New Zealand’s own David Dallas at the listening for his new CD, The Rose Tint about his recent move to Harlem, his popularity back home and how he landed on Duck Down Records.