Under The Influence is not your classic Hip-Hop release, spawned from an old school mix-tape concept, PNC and producer Matt Miller have included sample mash-ups on the album including ‘Stranger Part 1 & 2’ - featuring a twisted mash-up sample from Gotye’s #1 single ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ and ‘Take It All’, sampling Adele as the underlying track but featuring local Hip Hop MCs Jordache, David Dallas, Louie Knuxx and Percieve.
Other collaborations are provided by the sweet Pieter T on "All Day" which is a somewhat aggressive track. The second feats. sexy melodies from Awa on "I'll be on it," but the collaborations don't stop there, PNC recruited Jeremy Redmore from Midnight Youth to add to his hit list on "Fame Kills" increasing the feel of this fully street style album with a rough edge.
Inspired by David Dallas and many other artists giving away his music for free to hit a wider audience you can download your free copy of Under The Influence at www.pncmusic.co.nz, and if you are a NZ Hip Hop Fan you better, because even this is one not to be missed.
PNC (AKA Sam Hansen) is one of today’s most talked abouts artist in New Zealand Hip-Hop. Hailing from Palmerston North, PNC first gained underground notoriety with his unofficial single 'Day In The Life' that topped the bFM charts. He followed that with appearances on various tracks from P-Money’s 'Magic City' album. His refreshing style caught the attention of NZ Music’s elite and earned him a contract with Dirty Records.
He released his debut album 'Rookie Card' in 2006, which was received with overwhelmingly positive reviews. His singles "Just Roll" and "PN Whoa" were top 20 chart hits, and 'Who Betta Than This' was an underground smash. In 2007 he won Best Hip-Hop Album at the prestigious Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.
In 2009 he released his sophomore effort 'Bazooka Kid', which continued the trend of critical acclaim. It received 4 stars from the notoriously critical NZ Herald and from the Dominion Post, and a 5 star review in Real Groove magazine. His single 'Tonight' was a radio hit and reached Top 40 chart status. In the same year his collaboration with State Of Mind 'City On Fire' become a local and international club anthem.