Don't miss urban poet, MC, and rapper MELODOWNZ live in Aotea Square during Summer in the Square this December!

Raised in the melting pot community of West Auckland’s Avondale, surrounded by a diverse palette of culture, ethnicity and walks of life all of which play a role in his second nature for storytelling, MELODOWNZ is a break-through artist who reps his roots with a fusion of hip-hop and R&B, and neo-soul infusions with elements of G-funk, jazz, and reggae. The self-professed slipknot of hip hop moulds a duality of raw street hip-hop, balanced between conscious-raising conviction with a cause.

During his conquering come-up, Melo has worked with Grammy Award-nominated and award-winning producers including DJ Khalil, FNZ, Skhyehutch, Bizness Boi, Beat Boy, and more.

An artist not to be ignored, gaining recognition internationally and quickly becoming a hometown hero in New Zealand, MELODOWNZ is on a mission to share his wisdom with the rest of the world.