Percieve ft. PNC – Yes Bro

A lot of you will remember this one from a few moons back. I asked you to play and share it at least once a day and together we nearly scored funding to give it the pro video treatment. To say thank you for putting up with all the online harassment it’s yours for free.

Me and the homie PNC talking about small town chillin.
For those days parked at the beach with a box.

Beat by Percieve
Additional vocals by Sheree Moanaroa.

Sunday Drumsday

Been a bit slack on here in the last couple of months. Been up to a little bit though. Went to Turkey, visited the Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, and all sorts of other mean places that are so old it’s hard to imagine how they put them together.

But I’m back from holiday and back to it. So, Sunday Drumsday. That is all.

Interview for Invasion Mag UK

Interview for Invasion Mag 2013


MC -slash- producer -slash- corporate slave -slash- dreamer.  Not a title that is thrown around too often in the realm of hip hop but then again, there are not too many people like Percieve out there.  Having stalked the New Zealand hip hop scene since the early 2000s, Percieve has darted in and out of it like a forked cobra’s tongue, each time making headlines for his wicked style and ambitious projects.  His debut album, Second Chances, dropped in 2009 following his involvement in a massive car accident which, as the MC states, “put things in perspective”.  Dropping out of a promising university degree, Percieve (a.k.a. Pera Barrett) decided to focus on his rehabilitation and love of hip hop.  Second Chances was the product of that and despite it being essentially a project of therapy, the album got some quality reviews.  This was followed up in 2010 by the epic video ‘Whoa’, featuring PNC and Flowz, which got mad reviews all over NZ.

Having spent the past couple of years “working like a corporate slave so I can eat like a Maori king,” Percieve has not released any music for a while. “When you’re not making it (music) to put out, there is less urgency about it which can be good or bad I guess.  I have just been making it to keep my sanity.  I’ll get bored and fat if I don’t!”  Now, in 2013 he’s released the first single ‘Yes Bro’, off his soon to be released EP, featuring the talents of PNC and Sheree Moanaroa. And he needs your help.

The task is simple.  ‘Yes Bro’ is currently up on, NZonAir’s wildcard video funding site.  Basically if  it hits number one by the end of the month of September he’ll receive $10,000 in funding towards the making of a music video for the track.  Simply click on the link below, listen to the track and vote for him. You’ll hear it for yourself, the track is tight and if it reaches that number one spot then we have no doubt that this creative cat will blow your mind with the video.  Invasion unite!  This type of chance doesn’t come around every day for up and coming MC’s so get involved, vote and support Percieve and New Zealand hip hop.

Yes Bro – featuring PNC and Sheree Moanaroa

Sup guys,

If we’re mates on Facebook, or you follow my band page you’ll already be well aware of this, but just in case: The first song from my EP is up on right now. The website is NZonAir’s wildcard video funding site, meaning if we can make it to number one on the Wildcard chart there, and stay at the top spot for the month, we’ll score video funding… which I’ll be using to take the bro PNC up to Otaki and film a mean video!

The way it works is:

  • I need to be number one at the end of the month
  • Votes and plays count as chart points and move it up where it needs to be
  • You can vote and play every day
  • Clicking add to Queue or adding the track to your playlist on The Audience.
  • Clicking ‘become a fan’ helps too.

Click the link below to go to the song:

If you’re on fb you might have also seen me mention my nana passed away last week, so obviously trying to spread the word about the track is the last thing on my mind, and I’m definitely not operating at 100% yet, so any help you guys can give would be awesome. Share the song, and vote & play as often as you can. It all helps!

And if your grandparents are still around, please take some time out to tell them you love them – without them there wouldn’t be a you, don’t leave it too late.