Maupower brings a raw and vibrant perspective of the Torres Strait culture and lifestyles. Representing the youth of this tropical island, located at the tip of Queensland, between the borders of Australia and Papua New Guinea, Maupower expresses a strong voice and musical presence through the art of Hip Hop and Rap, showcasing the trademark sound of island soul. Merging indigenous and western cultures, both the good and the bad, Maupower’s powerful and emotional music would strengthen any production relating to urban themes and youthful adventures.
Born in Torres Strait, Maupower moves between contemporary and commercial music, with a burning passion to keep his cultural influence grounded in the genre of Hip Hop. With music relating to the issues of indigenous youth and culture across Australia and in the Torres straits, Maupower established a large fan base and audience from all indigenous communities across Australia and New Zealand, through live performances and with the release of his compilation albums such as “Making Waves” and “Solid Territory.”
Maupower has performed at many events across mainstream Australia, including the N.A.I.D.O.C and cultural events, Australia Day events, Survival Day events, Styling up Festival, as well as presenting numerous concerts in New Zealand. In 2009, Maupower was nominated for a deadly award for outstanding achievement in Hip Hop and R&B. His upcoming solo debut release is titled "Two Shades of Grey.”
It all starts with a phone call then moves into the smoothest of jazzy, soulful instrumentals. Cool, lush female vocal about a woman crazy over her man... Nice beats, cool vibe, Male Rap & Vocals, Hip Hop, Hip Hop
A culturally significant track about the importance of Maupower's island ancestory. Males rapping in English and Torres Straight dialect with great pride in their blood. Strong, sweet, emotional and powerful. Fun beats, soulful lyrics. "Raised by Island Kings...Remain Strong, Remain Strong!" Male Rap & Vocals, Hip Hop, Alternative Rap
Hot fast, impressive rap and backup vocals with a powerful message. Good beats and an exciting celebration of a Souljah's life. With all the ups and downs in life, the message remains "Gotta Stay Strong!" Male Rap & Vocals, Hip Hop, Alternative Rap