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Kapabal - Kapabal Newsletter Interview

08 Aug 2005 // An interview by Shade
Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day?

I think there alot of New Zealand artists that could do well, i think its just a matter of good marketing & knowing the right people because we definitely have alot of talent over here.

Who would you most like to tour with?

I'm more than happy just doing a tour with my crew but i think being apart of the hook up tour entourage would be a good experience,

What is your most embarrassing concert moment?

Losing my voice half way a during the song but luckily it was on the last song of my set.

What are you planning on doing during 2005?

Finishing up my album titled "Before now" which i plan to release in the 1st quarter of 2006 and promoting myself and superior 4tress (www.superior4tress.com) anyway possible.

How did you come up with the name Kapabal?

Kapabal is my way of spelling capable, I believe I'm capable of anything i put my mind to. Cape crusader mixed with a cannibal put that together and you get kapabal, cape crusader meaning I'm here to help other people like hip hop saved me and cannibal i eat anyone that gets in my way (not literally its a metaphor).

What is in your CD collection at home?

I dont know where to start i have alot of CD's, at the moment I'm listening to alot of immortal technique and i also like Game's album "The documentary". The last NZ CD I bought was Footsouljahs "Puttin in Work".

What advice would you give other budding musicians/bands?

Use your mind, you can do anything in life if you put your mind to it. Be proud of what you've achieved and don't let what you haven't achieved bring you down, only you can truly measure your success.

About Kapabal

The great-grandson of pioneering New Zealand Jazz musician Dick Richards, Kapabal (Government name: Aaron Wyatt) continues his family tradition of music through contemporary lens: Hip-Hop. A Rapper, beat-maker, Studio engineer, documentary/music video maker, businessman and full-spectrum Hip-Hop advocate, Kapabal writes, arranges, performs and promotes his own brand of uplifting street music.

Informed by his personal experiences, as well as philosophies and views developed over a lifetime spent living in the Hutt Valley within the greater Wellington region of New Zealand, for Kapabal, as much as he chose Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop is also something that chose him.

Raised on the likes of Tupac, despite playing around with rap during his childhood, he really got his start as a rapper and beatmaker in the early 2000s alongside Upper Hutt crew Souljah Squad. Making the transition to solo performer soon after, he announced his arrival as a fully formed artist in 2002 with his self-produced debut album The Abal One. Personally handling the marketing and promotion, The Abal One served as Kapabal’s metaphorical baptism of fire within the worlds of music production and the greater music industry.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Kapabal


No Rest
Year: 2011
Type: Album
Before Now
Year: 2008
Type: Album

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