Ladi 6

Ladi 6

About the Artist

Ladi6 (Karoline Tamati) is New Zealand’s premier female vocalist MC.

In early 2013 Ladi6 and Parks travelled to the U.S to work with renowned music producer Waajeed (Bling47/ DIRT TECH RECK), recording the album at Studio A recording studios in Detroit, with Grammy winning engineer Todd Fairall.

Featuring critically acclaimed singles Ikarus and SHine On, the album has been described as "beautiful amalgamation of soul and futuristic hip-hop complimented by Ladi6's distinctive vocals."

She is renowned for her energetic live performances, sublime soulful vocals and conscious lyrics. Having just released her second album, she has cemented herself as a key player in the New Zealand music scene.

Ladi6 started her musical career as part of New Zealand’s first all-girl hip-hop group Sheelahroc. Sheelahroc had the hit track “If I Gave You The Mic” and from the success of this track Ladi6 was nominated for Best Vocalist/MC at the 2003 bNet music awards.

Her band Verse Two quickly gained a reputation as a top New Zealand live soul/hip-hop group. They won the bNet best new act award in 2004, toured New Zealand with packed shows and supported international acts such as The Roots, De La Soul and 50 Cent.

Ladi6’s touring and collaborations have established her a significant following throughout New Zealand, Australia and Europe. She has performed at all the key festivals in New Zealand including the Big Day Out, Rhythm and Vines, Splore and Parihaka to name a few. She has toured Australia extensively with Scribe and doing her own solo shows, performing at festivals such as the St Kilda Festival and supporting top international artists in Australia such as Ohmega Watts and Freddie Cruger. She has toured Europe with Fat Freddy’s Drop, and has had solo performances in Paris and Germany and throughout the UK.

Ladi6’s distinctive voice has featured on some of the top underground albums to come out of New Zealand in the last decade. Her vocals feature on standout tracks by some of Aotearoa’s finest talent, including Shapeshifter, Scribe, Fat Freddy’s Drop and 50 Hz and internationals such as top German Hip Hop artist Sepalot.

Latest Release

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Royal Blue 3000

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