- DLT (musician)
DLT Birth name Darryl Thompson Also known as DLT Origin New Zealand Genres Pop
Years active 1988-present Labels BMG
DLT was inspired by an article about rap and breakdancing in Life magazine when he was 16 years of age; he moved to Wellington in the '80s and established himself as a graffiti artist known as 'SLICK' (1983) before co-founding Hip Hop group Upper Hutt Posse. The ' Posse released New Zealand's first Hip hop record, E Tū, in 1988 and then moved to Auckland.
Leaving the Upper Hutt Posse, DLT released two solo albums. The first, The True School, contained the New Zealand Number 1 single Chains. Chains was number one in New Zealand for five weeks in 1996 and featured the vocals of Che Fu. In the 1997 New Zealand Music Awards Chains was named Single of the Year and won the Best Songwriting award. Che Fu was named Best Male Vocalist. It was number 22 in the 2001 APRA listing of the Greatest New Zealand Songs of the previous 75 years.
His radio and TV work in New Zealand, especially The True School Show on Radio 95bFM, has been important in the development of the New Zealand Hip Hop scene. DLT hosted 'Trueschool TV' on Max TV in 1996 with DJ Sir-Vere - they were later poached for MTV's 'Wreckognise' show, which gave them nationwide coverage.
DLT hosts The HOLD UP! with DT (Daniel Tippett, artist & DJ) on Auckland station BaseFM. The two are responsible for several commissioned graffiti works throughout New Zealand.
DLT is often described as the Godfather Of New Zealand Hip Hop.
Date Title Label Charted Country Catalog Number 1996 The True School BMG New Zealand - 2000 Altruism BMG - New Zealand -
DLT is an accomplished sculptor, graffiti artist, graphic artist & painter.
- ^ DLT was inspired by an article about rap and breakdancing in the Life magazine when he was only 16 years of age. Previously known as Slick, DLT established himself in the Wellington region as a graffiti artist in 1983. - http://www.amplifier.co.nz/artist/15283/?full=1
- ^ http://www.rianz.org.nz/awards2008/history1997.asp
- ^ DLT hosted 'Trueschool TV' on Max TV in 1996 with DJ Sir-Vere - they were later poached for MTV's 'Wreckognise' show, which gave them nationwide coverage. - http://www.amplifier.co.nz/artist/15283/?full=1
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