Son on the 685, Poetik takes us around his neigbourhood and shows us the behind the scenes of his hustle.
Born in New Zealand, but raised in Apia Samoa, the world got its first taste of POETIK on his three independently released street albums ‘The Ambassador’, ‘For The Ville’, and ‘Poetikly Done’. ‘Hamofied’ ep debuted at #1 on Itunes New Zealand Hip Hop chart in 2017.
Known for his outspoken opinions on racism, polynesian culture, mainstream media and for putting Samoan Hip Hop on the map, Poetik (real name Ventry Parker) has brought a distinct Pasifika blend to his 90s West Coast flows, earning him nominations and winning awards such as 2018 Philip Fuemana Most Promising Pacific Artist Award, Nominated 4 times in 2019 for Best Pacific Male Artist, Best Pacific Hip Hop, Best Roots/Reggae artist (Runtingz Family) and Peoples Choice. In 2020 nominated 3 times Best Pacific Hip Hop Artist, Best Pacific Hip Hop Album and winner of Best Pacific Male Artist.
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