PNC Bazooka Kid
PNC's (aka Sam Hansen) new album, Bazooka Kid, showcases PNC's talents as a musical artist. PNC uses synth-based beats with a retro 80's feel writing hooks and melodies to the music as opposed to straight rapping.
Bazooka Kid features a number of musically talented guests including: P-Money, Che Fu, David Dallas, Tyra Hammon and Chong Nee. PNC creates a brand of hip-hop which is distinctly Aotearoa. Aotearoa is a music style which began in New Zealand in 1979.
PNC began his career with Day In The Life- which stayed at number one for three weeks and received a great deal of radioplay. PNC releases his debut solo album in 2006. So far in 2008 he has released three singles to radio and TV, 'Moonlight', 'Find Me' featuring Chong Nee, and 'Take Me Home' featuring Mz J.
Find Me featuring Chong Nee
V.S.O.P featuring David Dallas
Gone featuring Che Fu
Take Me Home featuring Mz J
It Doesn't Matter
New Day featuring Tyra Hammond
1/2 KastPNC Album, Bazooka Kid (Grindin Music) Out Now.
Interview with PNC
Tell us about Bazooka Kid. PNC (Sam Hansen)
: It's my second album, and I'm real proud of how it turned out. I mixed all of my favourite musical influences, from 80's synth pop to dirty south hip-hop and came up with Bazooka Kid. Check it!
Do you have a favourite track? PNC (Sam Hansen)
: Nah. It changes all the time. I like the Intro to the album a lot. And 1/2Kast is one of the most personal songs I've done to date.
Last time we spoke you mentioned Bazooka Kid was an experimental album- are you glad you experimented? PNC (Sam Hansen)
: Definitely. I think its good to keep pushing the envelope with your music, and not being stagnant.
Did you learn anything working with David Dallas or Tyra Hammon on this album, or any of the other featured artists? PNC (Sam Hansen)
: I worked with a lot of singers on this album, and it was cool to see their process of recording compared to an MC. I wish I could sing haha.
How was it to perform on MTV's The Lair? PNC (Sam Hansen)
: That was crazy. No one had actually told me that De La Soul was playing too, so when I saw them at sound check I was a combination of shocked and star-struck. The vibe of the whole event was really positive too.
Tell me about your style: Aotearoa. PNC (Sam Hansen)
: Well, Aotearoa is my country. I love our version of Hip-Hop down here. I think we're word class with it.
Many of your hits are 80's inspired- what do you like about that era? PNC (Sam Hansen)
: I didn't set out to make an 80s album, it was just the type of beats I was feeling had a heavy synth element to it so it turned out that way. I'm 80s baby though, so I love throwing back to that era.