Planet Native

Hip-hop culture on stage

They took the hip-hop rap culture onto the mainstream stage, set on impressing the wider audience.

This underground genre has come a long way – from the times of 3 Kiingz and Sprigga Mek some five to ten years ago, eventually being recognised with an established following.

New school hip-hop through these young voices hope to set that platform where younger hip-hop artists can easily step on.

Taking nothing for granted, Planet Native and Noxxy Dawg gave three different sounds of what this culture has to offer to the music scene.

Coca-Cola supports Musik Awards

Its signature platform launched recently in the country is the Coke studio; bringing together artists from different genres, eras and regions.

Now getting on board as the major sponsor for the PNG Musik Awards, Coca-Cola is bringing a number of these artists to perform at PNG’s biggest music event.

The Musik Awards is another opportunity for these artists, some of whom are from underground genres, not widely known by the PNG audience.

Planet Native, a hip-hop group, is one of such and has been selected to perform at the event as the night opener.

Planet Native reveals exciting news!

The hip-hop group is not slowing down any time soon following the spotlight shared during the stint with Coke Studio 2.

The group will be releasing their first EP (extended play) in May and this track will combine all their hits.

“This EP will include pure hip-hop elements, and will really show the world the level hip-hop in PNG has reached,” says Stud Cruzer.

The group has been in the music scene for at least five years now, releasing well over 20 songs.

Planet Native thrilled

PNG Music Awards is PNG’s biggest music scene hosted annually by PNGFM and partners, to recognise local music talents.

This year, among the groups invited to perform at the event is the hip-hop band Planet Native.

The band along with another hip-hop artist, Noxxy Dawg, will be part of the entertainment before the awards event, performing three songs: Malagene, Mangi PNG and Welcome to POM city.

Being recognised and involved in this event is positive news for this underground genre.

Coke Studio opens avenues for artists

For artists who think of reaching audiences beyond the Pacific Ocean, it’s about seizing the perfect opportunity. 
And few of such opportunities arise through platforms like the Coke Studio.  
Coke Studio is an international music franchise which features live studio-recorded music performances by established and emerging artists.
Trend Media, in partnership with Coca-Cola, introduced this into PNG last year. 
In its second year now, the platform and artists are growing together. 

Waga Shake brings crowd out at the Cosmopolitan

The six7five party kicked off at 11:30pm with guest performance – the man in dreads – O’Four starting up the heat.

Boys from CocoMahn Basement (CMB) took on the challenge to keep the crowd entertained dropping favourites including Basio lalo among others.

And yes, Narxson was in the house and he did turn the heat up with Meri Nakanai and Mangi Morobe.

But the magic happened when Planet Native stepped on the stage bringing harsh Hip Hop straight out of Port Moresby’s urban scene.