Home Brew (band)

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Home Brew Crew
Home Brew, Homegrown festival, Wellington, 2012.jpg
Home Brew at Homegrown, Wellington 2012
Background information
OriginWest Auckland, New Zealand
GenresConscious Rap
Years active2007–2013
LabelsYoung, Gifted & Broke
Associated acts@Peace, Team Dynamite, Christoph El Truento, Sidesteps Quintet, The Arc, Raiza Biza, Jay Knight, Spycc, INF, DJ Paydirt, Scratch 22,
MembersTom Scott
Lui Gumaka
Harry "Haz Beats" Huavi

Home Brew also known as Home Brew Crew is a New Zealand hip hop group.

They released their self-titled debut full-length album in May 2012 to some critical acclaim.[1] It hit number 1 on the New Zealand album charts in its first week,[2] and is the first New Zealand hip hop album to top the charts since Scribe's album The Crusader in 2003.[3]

In 2010 Home Brew were shortlisted for the New Zealand Music Awards Critics Choice Prize.[4] In 2012 they won Best Urban / Hip Hop Album at the New Zealand Music Awards and were nominated for four others, including Best Group and Album of the Year.[5][6]

One of their promotional videos, 'Police Stop Seven', has been criticized for condoning drunk-driving.[7] In 2010 they also played at the Big Day Out.[8]

In 2012, Massive Magazine wrote:

"Their fun and often satirical take on hip-hop is no less pure or cultured because of that, and the well-rehearsed flows and crafted beats are the result of hours of hard work. This fact also makes them an impressive live outfit, and this reputation has seen them steadily become more in demand throughout New Zealand."[9]

In 2014, one of the band's performances at Lincoln University in Christchurch was shut down after one of its members allegedly punched an audience member in the face.[10]

Discography[edit]

Year Title Details Peak chart
positions
NZ[11]
2007 Home Brew Light EP
  • Released: 6 June 2007[12]
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Home Brew
2008 Last Week EP
  • Released: 6 October 2008[13][14]
  • Format: 12" vinyl, digital download
  • Label: Home Brew
2009 Summer Ale EP
  • Released: 16 March 2009[15]
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Homebrew
2009 Taste Test EP
  • Released: 4 June 2009[16]
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Home Brew
2012 Home Brew
  • Released: 1 May 2012[17]
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Label: Young, Gifted & Broke
1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2010 Home Brew Critics' Choice Prize - NZ Music Awards[4] Nominated
2012 Home Brew Album of the Year - NZ Music Awards[6] Nominated
Home Brew Best Group - NZ Music Awards[6] Nominated
Home Brew Breakthrough Artist of The Year - NZ Music Awards[6] Nominated
Home Brew Best Urban / Hip Hop Album - NZ Music Awards[5] Won
Home Brew People’s Choice Award - NZ Music Awards[6] Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Russell. "Home Brewed". Public Address. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  2. ^ Charts.org.nz
  3. ^ NZ Herald Review of Home Brew (2012)
  4. ^ a b "Critics Choice Prize". NZ Music Awards. Archived from the original on 6 October 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  5. ^ a b "2012 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards Winners Announced". NZ Music Awards. Archived from the original on 6 August 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Vodafone NZ Music Award Finalists 2012". NZMA. Archived from the original on 6 October 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  7. ^ Home Brew drink-drive vid slammed
  8. ^ Homebrew Crew thrilled to be playing at Big Day Out
  9. ^ "HOME BREW AND @PEACE". Massive Magazine. 21 February 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  10. ^ Ensor, Blair (6 March 2014). "Hip-hop musician allegedly punched teen". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Home Brew". Charts.org.nz. Archived from the original on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  12. ^ "Home Brew Light". Bandcamp. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  13. ^ "Last Week". Bandcamp. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  14. ^ "Home Brew". Amplifier. Archived from the original on 21 October 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  15. ^ "Summer Ale". Bandcamp. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  16. ^ "Taste Test". Bandcamp. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  17. ^ "Home Brew". Amplifier. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012.

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