Hau Latukefu lives and breathes hip hop. With 20 years of writing and performing under his belt (best known as the front man for ARIA award-winning duo, Koolism).
His talent is both recognised and respected, providing guest vocals for local legends like The Hilltop Hoods, Urthboy and Hermitude as well as the new generation including Remi, Briggs and Mr Hill & Rahjconkas. Hau’s collaborations also extend to overseas artists including UK pioneer Rodney P, US wordsmith Casual and more recently Oddisee.
In 2008, Hau took the reigns as presenter for the Hip Hop Show on Australia’s leading youth network, triple j – bringing his experience and vast knowledge of the culture he has been immersed in since the mid ‘80s. He continues to rule the airwaves, currently the longest serving presenter in the show’s history.
Hau was born in Australia to Tongan parents, which gave him access to two cultures he would draw from when it came to writing lyrics and performing them on stage. His heritage plays an important part of who is as a person and as an artist. Original by name, original by style.