Music is my big brother: Poetik and Kumbaya in studio

Rapper Poetik says he didn't feel welcome when he broke into the music industry.

“They don't want gang members in the industry. So I wished we had someone to look up to that could guide us. That big brother that takes care of you - that wasn't there.”

Now he’s mentoring up-and-coming artist Kumbaya as part of an Island Base FM programme to help younger artists get a foot in the industry. 

Re: News was there as Kumbaya recorded his first studio track with Poetik.

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