Local Hip-Hop label Dirty Records celebrates it’s first 10 years in the game by releasing a collection of the label’s best tracks of the last decade on Friday 4 May. In keeping with the celebrations, Dirty is also throwing a party the same night at Auckland’s Studio, featuring an exciting reunion of old label mates P-Money, Scribe, David Dallas, PNC, Frontline and special guests.
For the last decade, Dirty Records has been one of New Zealand’s formative local Hip-Hop labels. With numerous achievements since it’s formation by producer P-Money (Peter Wadams) and Callum August in 2001, Dirty artists have helped set the benchmark for homegrown Hip Hop – representing the top of their game locally and at an international level.
From their first album release in 2001, P-Money’s critically acclaimed album Big Things, Dirty Records went on to launch the career of Scribe, releasing his double platinum #1 single ‘Stand Up’, the Hip-Hop/Rock anthem which was a catalyst for local Hip-Hop exploding into the NZ pop mainstream in 2003. Successive single ‘Not Many – The Remix’ (featuring label mates David Dallas and P-Money), and 4 x platinum album ‘The Crusader’ further cemented Scribe and his contemporaries as the shining stars of New Zealand's much celebrated young Hip-Hop scene.
Since then, Dirty artists have produced countless hit singles and albums, won the NZ Music Award for Best Hip-Hop album an astonishing seven years out of the last 10, and garnered international acclaim and success.