Apr 15, 2021


Maori News & Indigenous Views

New track by Mangere rapper Laybaq Sincerely Yours”

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Up & coming Mangere Rapper Laybaq (Mike Taii) releases his brand new single today Sincerely Yours, a personal and heartfelt ode to a mothers unrelenting love, sacrifices and hard work.

His smooth 90s influenced rap flow, previously showcased in his popular releases Mangere Summertime and Beat for the Street off his debut Loungin EP is once again showcased over a fusion of G-Funk Hip Hop, Gospel & Soul RnB production courtesy of fellow Mangere Hip Hop producer Anonymouz.

A stunning chorus lead and other flourishes are delivered courtesy of powerhouse vocalist Rosita Vai over stirring gospel choir vocals from Otahuhu Colleges Magnique Choir.

Wearing his heart on sleeves more renowned for being rolled up in South Auckland streetfights, Laybaq reveals a more sensitive side to the hard persona often stereotyped and associated with himself and a lot of other South Auckland Hip Hop artists; Despite the ongoing financial struggles faced by not only his own family, but also a lot of the community he represents, he pays inspirational due credit to all the hardworking mothers in our lives through the one currency we are never short of music.

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o Music produced, recorded and arranged by Anonymouz
o Bass Guitar by Stewart Stowers
o Guitar by Christmas Ropati
o Mastered by Olly Harmer for The Lab
o Cover by Leah Espie Photography

Click here to view a behind the scenes look at the new single: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOhIxCaRLdU

New music video coming soon!


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