Hau Latukefu

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Hau Latukefu
Native name Langomi-e-Hau Latukefu
Also known as MC Hau, Hau
Born 1976 (age 41–42)
Queanbeyan, Australia
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Musician, radio host
Associated acts Koolism
Website hauietv.com

Langomi-e-Hau Latukefu (born 1976), better known as Hau Latukefu, or sometimes MC Hau or simply Hau, is an Australian hip hop musician and radio host. He is best known as half of the duo Koolism (with Danielsan) and as the host of Triple J's hip hop program.

Career[edit]

Hau Latukefu, together with his cousins Hounga and Sione, formed a group named Tribe Ledda L, the "L" standing for Latukefu.[1] By 1995, only DJ Danielsan and Hau remained in the group and they changed the name to Koolism, from a song with the same name which they had recorded the previous year.

Koolism has released a total of five albums and five EPs to date. They were nominated at the Australian Dance Music Awards in several categories in 2002 and again in 2003. They won an ARIA Award in 2004 for Best Urban Release for Part Three: Random Thoughts,[2] an album which featured guest appearances by Rodney P (UK), Nfamas (1200 Techniques), and Mnemonic Ascent.[3] Koolism featured in the Australian hip hop documentary Words from the City.[4][5] Despite the duo leaving Canberra, with Latukefu moving to Sydney and Danielsan to Melbourne, they have continued to work together and released albums New Old Ground (2006)[6] and The 'Umu (2010).

As an individual artist, Latukefu has appeared as a guest on various other tracks, including Hilltop Hoods' "Another World" (2001) and "The Blue Blooded" (2007), Urthboy's "Nuthin I'd Rather Do" (2007) and Resin Dogs' "For My People" (2013).[7]

On 14 April 2008, Latukefu took over from Maya Jupiter as the host of Triple J's weekly Hip Hop Show.[8][9]

In late 2011, Latukefu launched Hauie TV, an online series intended to celebrate hip hop culture.[10]

Latukefu played in the Robert Hunter Cup memorial football matches in 2012 and 2013 to commemorate MC Hunter.[11][12]

Personal life[edit]

Latukefu was born in Queanbeyan, Australia, in 1976. He is married to marketing director Shani Langi-Latukefu, with whom he has a son, Aki. Together with Trials (Funkoars), he wrote the song "Yes, He Is", dedicated to Aki.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Koolism's Thick Funk". In The Mix. Retrieved 2008-02-21. 
  2. ^ "2004 ARIA Award – 'Best Urban Release'". ARIA. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  3. ^ "Part 3 – Random Thoughts". Australian Music Online. Archived from the original on 8 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  4. ^ ABC TV guide December 2007
  5. ^ "Words From A City:Artist Profile – Koolism". Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  6. ^ "New Old Ground". Australian Music Online. Archived from the original on 28 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  7. ^ "Langomi-e-Hau Latukefu discography". Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  8. ^ Triple J – Hip Hop Show
  9. ^ "Koolism frontman takes the wheel at Triple J hip hop show". In The Mix. 3 April 2008. Archived from the original on 5 April 2008. Retrieved 18 April 2008. 
  10. ^ "Welcome to Hauie TV". Hauie TV. 30 December 2011. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  11. ^ "Robert Hunter Cup Team List" Archived 2 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ "Robert Hunter Cup Team List 2013"
  13. ^ "Hau Latukefu's Song For Aki: "Yes, He Is"". Triple J. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 

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