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Dec 16, 2016 4:58PM

Get To Know Bad Angel/Mad Rapper KVKA

Stay savage.

In good news for our ears, NZ won't stop pumping out hot new artists, and the latest on that list is KVKA. The hip-hop lord was born in Zambia and moved all over before settling on a farm in NZ. Despite being a mad class clown, he spent his formative years becoming a really good musician, and the young gun's style is hard out and infinitely listenable. 

He recently released a new project called Outlierz, produced by his Stay Savage mate DENZ1, and featuing this choice banger: 
Get to know him a littler better below. 

Name: Mukuka Bwile Simwinga

Nickname: KVKA

Where are you from and where are you currently living? 
I was born in Zambia in 1997, later moving to the United Kingdom and lived in places such as Birmingham, England and Swansea, Wales. Then I made the final migration out to Hamilton, New Zealand to a house in the farm land, which was huge change for me who has been predominantly raise a city boy. I currently live in StaySavage Palace. 

What were you into in high school?
I wasn't into much other than causing ruckus with my homies and making music in high school. I joined the odd school group such as choir, that was because my behavior was so bad it was either joining or getting kicked out.

In what ways have you changed since then? 
I'm less of a class clown and more of a private clown. I think growing up you realise that how you hold yourself means a lot more than trying to make people like you. Respect is what I want more than anything. 

Can you describe your music in five words?
The best, best, best, best.

If you could have any animal as a pet, what would you choose? 
Joan Rivers in a jar to roast people for me.

What scares you most?
AIDS and the US election!

Who's your dream musical collab?
Scott Storch. 

What's the best YouTube you've ever seen? 
KVKA — 'Who You'

What's you favourite soundtrack?
(500) Days of Summer. 

What three songs would be on your ultimate sexy times playlist?
Disturbed — 'Indestructable' 

Gunther — 'Ding Dong'

Gunther — 'Teeny Weeny String Bikini' 

Anything by KVKA and Stay Savage... 

If you had to listen to one album for the rest of your life what would you choose?
IceJJFish — What Time It Is

What do you want to be when you grow up? 
A Dolphin.

Ooutlierz is out now through iTunes

Photography: Imogen Wilson 

Madeleine Woon