Story: Hip hop



Beatboxing – a mix of spoken word, song and vocal percussion – is a part of hip hop music. King Homeboy, the New Zealand beatbox champion for several years, is seen here at work in Wellington’s Cuba Mall, where he performed several times a week.

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April K. Henderson, 'Hip hop - Origins and arrival', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 August 2022)

Story by April K. Henderson, published 22 Oct 2014