Native Affairs Summer Series – Busker Rhymes

By Ruwani Perera

On any given Saturday, amongst the hustle and bustle of the Otara Markets, you'll meet 'Natural T' and hear his unique brand of rap. From ice cream to discrimination, love and loss, Tihei Harawira’s been holding a captive audience with his on the spot raps.

Tihei's talent has come from something most people would see as an obstacle, but every week he's making those special kinds of connections with people that many of us would envy.

Here's Ruwani Perera with Tihei's story, a young man who has come a long way since his first rap as a 14 year old outside Kaitaia PAK'nSAVE.