Growing up in urban Aotearoa, for some of our New Zealand born Pacific youngsters, it was common practice for parents to threaten to send their children “back to the islands” if they got themselves into any serious trouble.
“Graduated” is the true story of what happened to a young south Auckland Sāmoan boy when the threat became a reality and he was sent to his parents birth place without a return ticket.
Graduated is track 1 on Tha Movement’s “The Undisciplined Son EP” produced by Anonymouz, who is a finalist for Best Producer Award at this week’s Pacific Music Awards.
(Graduated lyrics by Tha Movement. Music recorded, arranged and produced by Anonymouz)