Capgun Corp is a hip-hop collective from Aotearoa formed by independent hip-hop artists. The group was founded with two primary motivations: reinvigorating fading principles and styles of hip-hop and rap, and creating a positive local hip-hop scene that has collaboration at its core.
The idea of being ‘underground’ is alluring for many hip-hop artists, and it seems that it has become so appealing that people are willing to take that route even if it means not making any money or getting any publicity for their music. Many genres are working together under collaborative promotional labels groups etc, while hip-hop in the south remains largely scarce and is yet to be a major player in the club scene around Christchurch. Capgun Corp has come together to challenge this.
The group is made up of five members including TZ: a versatile machine on the beats and a skilled rhymer, Larry D: a bad man from H-town who loves to get up on stage and spit, Necrum Select: the beat professor with a finely tuned sound, Sugar James: a man equipped with technical lips, an old school steeze and production skillz, and Lonesome Carboy: a smooth operator whos a beast on the freestyles and the beats.