- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 12:06PM
A song from Kiwi- Sāmoan artists Tha Movement & Anonymouz has a starring role in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
The song, called MASTA, featured on the official soundtrack which was released on the 26th Jul and features POETIK, SMV, King Kapisi, MC Arme, Kas Tha Feelstyle & Mareko and was originally released in 2017.
Tha Movement, said that MASTA represented more than just a song: “The beat itself was very tough and staunch and it gave me this idea that I wanted to create an anthem for our people. So I really wanted to gather the dopest Sāmoan rappers for this one song”.
The track is taken from Tha Movement’s second solo EP ‘The Undisciplined Son’. Continuing on in the proud tradition of Ōtara musical storytellers, Tha Movement recalls the conflicting journey between his proud Sāmoan heritage upbringing and the harsh realities of South Auckland gang life.
“It’s about my story of being sent to Samoa for being a Juvenile in my early years in NZ. My parents sent me to Sāmoa to look after my grandparents, to learn about culture, respect, family and to experience what they had gone through before migrating to New Zealand. So this project sums up a moment in my life and it’s dear to me”.
The Undisciplined Son was recorded sporadically over a 2-year period in South Auckland, Melbourne, and Brisbane. The EP is also a welcome return to hip-hop production by award winning South Auckland Music and Sound Producer Anonymouz, and features a stellar line up of NZ/ Pacific hip hop artists. This is Pacific people telling Pacific stories.