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PNC - Under The Influence Album Review

08 Apr 2012 // A review by Dilemma

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 All 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 http://www.pncmusic.co.nz/, and if you are a NZ Hip Hop Fan you better, because even this is one not to be missed.

Under The Influence
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About PNC

PNC is one of today’s most talked about artists in Aotearoa 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. A true songwriter, he has writing credits on various Top 10 singles including two Number 1’s (P-Money’s Stop The Music and Everything).

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for PNC

Releases

The Luke Vailima EP Vol 1
Year: 2016
Type: EP
The Codes
Year: 2014
Type: Album
Buy Online @ Mightyape
Under The Influence
Year: 2012
Type: Album
Man On Wire
Year: 2011
Type: Album
Buy Online @ Mightyape
Bazooka Kid
Year: 2009
Type: Album
Buy Online @ Mightyape
Rookie Card
Year: 2006
Type: Album

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