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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).

2010 saw the release of his third album, Man On Wire, leading to another nomination for Best Hip-Hop Album. In 2012 he collaborated with up and coming producer Matt Miller for Under The Influence. Released as a free download, the album received rave reviews and tallied 20,000+ downloads.

At the age of 29 he has already worked with seminal NZ artists such as David Dallas, Flight Of The Conchords and Che Fu to name a few. Notable performances at festivals like Big Day Out and Rhythm & Vines have earned him a loyal following on the live circuit. He has also opened for international heavyweights like Snoop Dogg, Outkast's Big Boi and Dizzee Rascal.

In 2013 he officially parted ways with Dirty Records, to start his own independent label Flair Ultra Music. He then released his fifth studio album The Codes in early 2014.

Band Members:
Samuel Hansen (vocals, MC)





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Best Chart Placings

Videos By PNC

Reviews / Interviews

REVIEW: The Codes Album Review
Submitted by Dilemma
24 Jul 2014
REVIEW: Under The Influence Album Review
Submitted by Dilemma
8 Apr 2012
REVIEW: Man on Wire Album Review
Submitted by Dilemma
17 Apr 2011
Submitted by Shade
1 Nov 2006

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New album for PNC
Posted: Sun May 3, 2009 4:57 pm
PNC returns on June 2nd 2009 with 'Bazooka Kid', the follow up to his 2007 NZ Music Award Winning debut, 'Rookie Card'.

'Bazooka Kid' contains all new material from PNC plus the hit singles 'Moonlight', 'Find Me' ft Chong Nee, 'Take Me Home' ft Mz J (which was a Real Groove Top 10 song pick of 2008 ), and the lead track 'Tonight' to be released on May 4th, guaranteed (with its eye-catching video) to get people talking!

Production on 'Bazooka Kid' is shared by Forty One, Beat Kamp, P-Money, Fire Ice and JSquared.

'Bazooka Kid' will be available on June 2nd through Rhythmethod and DRM, online via itunes, Amplifier, Digirama, Vodafone and Telecom.

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