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New doco spotlights Dawn Raid Entertainment

From their start in 1999, Dawn Raid Entertainment became a leader in home-grown hip-hop propelling Pacific artists like the Deceptikonz, Aaradhna and Savage onto the international music stage.

But less than a decade later, the label came crashing down, a victim of a changing music scene and some bad business decisions. Now a documentary telling their story is out and reporter Soana ‘Aholelei caught up with director Oscar Kightley and Dawn Raid co-founder Tanielu “Brotha D” Leaosavai’i for this story.

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