Che Fu

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Che Ness (MNZM), better known by his stage name Che Fu, is a New Zealand hip hop, R&B and reggae artist, songwriter and producer.wikipedia
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Supergroove

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A founding member of the band Supergroove, as a solo artist he has gone on to sell thousands of albums both in New Zealand and internationally.
Notable former members include Che Ness, aka Che Fu, now with a successful solo career, Joe Lonie, a music video producer, and Paul Russell, who moved on to start the New Zealand band Eight (who recently split), and who still studio drums with Che Fu and Brooke Fraser.

New Zealand hip hop

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Che Fu is considered a pioneer of Hip hop and Pasifika music in New Zealand.
Upper Hutt Posse's DJ, DLT, also influenced the local scene in Auckland, including Joint Force, Che Fu and Dam Native.

Chains (DLT song)

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The song "Chains" protested French nuclear testing in the Pacific and was released in July 1996, within weeks of Fu leaving Supergroove.
"Chains" is a Hip hop song by New Zealand DJ DLT (musician) featuring singer Che Fu.

New Zealand Music Awards

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The album went triple platinum in New Zealand and won five Tuis.

Backspacer (Supergroove album)

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Before finishing their second album, Backspacer, Fu left Supergroove to pursue a solo career.
Before recording, creative differences saw rapper Che Ness leave to pursue a solo career, along with trumpeter Tim Stewart.

Polynesian Panthers

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Fu's parents are well-known political activists, notably as members of the Polynesian-rights group, the Polynesian Panthers, and founding members of Rastafarian movement 12 Tribes of Israel.
Ness is also the father of New Zealand hip hop artist Che Fu.

Traction (album)

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Supergroove released their debut album Traction in 1994.
Before the band could record their second album, Che Fu was fired from the band.

Tigilau Ness

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His mother, Miriama Rauhihi-Ness is of Māori descent and his father Tigilau Ness is Niuean.
Ness is the father of hip hop musician Che Fu (Che Ness), and often performs as a member of Che's band The Krates.

2b S.Pacific

In 1998 Fu released his debut album 2b S.Pacific.
2b S.Pacific is the debut album released in 1998 by New Zealand hip-hop artist, Che Fu.

King Kapisi

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As well, Fu performs alongside another hip hop legend, Samoan rapper King Kapisi as one-half of the group Hedlok.
King Kapisi also achieved gold with his single U Can't Resist Us, featuring New Zealand hip hop icon Che Fu in 2003.

Navigator (Che Fu album)

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Fu released his follow-up album Navigator in 2001, debuting at number one and generating triple platinum sales.
Navigator is an album released in 2001 by New Zealand hip-hop artist, Che Fu.

DLT (musician)

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Fu was invited to record a single with well-known New Zealand DJ DLT.
The first, The True School, contained the single "Chains", which was the number one single in New Zealand for five weeks in 1996 and featured the vocals of Che Fu.

Western Springs College

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While a student at Western Springs College, Fu and a group of friends formed the Low Down Dirty Blues Band, who later became Supergroove.

Beneath the Radar

Fu's next album Beneath the Radar was released in 2005, led out by singles "2D" and "Lightwork".
Beneath the Radar is an album released in 2005 by New Zealand hip-hop artist, Che Fu.

Hi-Score – The Best of Che Fu

Hi-Score - The Best Of Che Fu
The following year Fu released Hi-Score – The Best of Che Fu, a compilation of hit singles from his previous three albums including "Fade Away", "Waka" and "Without a Doubt", as well as four new singles.
Hi-Score - The Best Of Che Fu is the first hits collection released by New Zealand hip-hop/R&B male vocalist Che Fu.

Nesian Mystik

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Fu also collaborated with Kimbra and hip hop group Nesian Mystik on their top-ten single "Mr Mista".
Elevator Musiq produced three top ten hits : "Nesian 101", "Dancefloor" and "Mr Mista" featuring Che Fu, Kimbra and Cydel.

Mutalau

In 2011, Fu and his father Tigilau were featured in a documentary for Māori TV in which they travelled to their homeland of Mutalau, Niue for the first time together.
Che Fu is also another New Zealand popular artist of Niuean descent, his father Tigilau Ness is full blooded Niuean from Mutalau.

New Zealand Order of Merit

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Che Ness (MNZM), better known by his stage name Che Fu, is a New Zealand hip hop, R&B and reggae artist, songwriter and producer.

Hip hop

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Che Ness (MNZM), better known by his stage name Che Fu, is a New Zealand hip hop, R&B and reggae artist, songwriter and producer.

Rhythm and blues

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Che Ness (MNZM), better known by his stage name Che Fu, is a New Zealand hip hop, R&B and reggae artist, songwriter and producer.

Reggae

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Che Ness (MNZM), better known by his stage name Che Fu, is a New Zealand hip hop, R&B and reggae artist, songwriter and producer.

Music of Polynesia

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Che Fu is considered a pioneer of Hip hop and Pasifika music in New Zealand.

Auckland

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Che Fu was born Che Ness in Auckland.

Māori people

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His mother, Miriama Rauhihi-Ness is of Māori descent and his father Tigilau Ness is Niuean.