Wednesday

NIKKI PATIN & TEXTURE vs. NEW ZEALAND

I had the honour of sharing the mic with Def Jam poet Nikki Patin in Auckland this weekend, on a radio show called Dirty Wordz, hosted by New Zealand's premier beat poet Shane Hollandz on Fleet FM.

Nikki Patin is a radical hip-hop and spoken word artist, with a hyper-intelligent take on race, body politics and gender issues - all of which are discussed and dissected in her most recent poetry collection, 'The Phat Grrrrl Diaries.' She also has the voice of a siren.

Nikki, Shane and I got down to some serious drinking (it was St Patrick's Day), but still managed to lay down some accapella rhymes, alongside tracks from Sileni, Burning Bright, Sophia, Jennifer Williams, Kobra Audio Labs feat. Laughing Gear, and of course Chemical Poets.

You can download the show here. Apologies in advance for the feedback - blame the whiskey.

Here's a video of Nikki Patin doing her thing:

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