NZ Hip Hop legends Che Fu & King Kapisi team up with Maitreya for a remix of CHUR TO THE CHUR from the CHUR TO THE CHUR RELIEF EP released to raise funds for Maitreya's home Christchurch City, where on February 22nd, a 6.3 earthquake caused widespread devastation and loss of life. All funds will go to The Red Cross Earthquake Relief Fund. http://itunes.apple.com/au/album/chur-to-chur-remix-ep-single/id421957738
Maitreya is an emcee and recording artist from Christchurch, New Zealand. He has performed his music on four continents and earned a reputation as one of the best exponents of Te Reo Maori in Hip Hop. After five years in NYC, including two at Jay Z's Roc-a-Fella Records he raised US$50K from 917 fans around the world to record his debut album Close To Home. In 2010 he won the Maioha Silver Scroll, New Zealand's preeminent Maori Song Writing award. Now Based in Auckland, New Zealand Maitreya is also a member of The Babysitters (Jason Kerrison, Selwyn Leaf), an electro, funk, dance band.
CHur to the CHur - The fourth release from maitreya's debut album, Close to Home. An ode to his hometown of Christchurch recently hit by a massive Earthquake, maitreya pays homage to the town that raised him. On October 23, 2010, maitreya will perform at Band Together – Concert For Canterbury, Earthquake Relief Concert, set be one of the most exciting concerts in the country.