10 Sep 2016

Name UL: teenage hip hop

From Saturday Morning, 10:34 am on 10 September 2016

Name UL is the hip hop alias for Wellington musician Emanuel John Psathas.

Name UL (Emanuel Psathas)

Name UL (Emanuel Psathas). Photo: supplied

He was performing in licensed venues before he was old enough to legally drink in them, and has opened for a number of international acts including Pharcyde, Vince Staples, Jurassic 5 and Earl Sweatshirt.

He established his own label, K.W.O.E (Kids With Open Ears) when he was 15, and last year released the youth anthem Only Sixteen. At the start of this month, in the wake of two singles Nice Guys Finish Thirst, and Falling, he released his debut album, Choice(s).

He sits down with Kim Hill for Saturday Morning.