ROKXSTA aka Rokshake (Jay Wairepo) aka Jrok rising from a small Town in Whangamata on a peice of land called Paritu but spending his influential time straight from the backyards of Manurewa,aka `Rewa hard' South Auckland. ROKXSTA introduces a unique style of sounds created from a passion for hip-hop, rap, blues, reggae and even Rock. With sharp beats easily flowing from this 16 track album (his second already) with words that have true meaning of what is said about growing up in South Auckland with street struggle & dramas, love, pain & domestics of everyday life.
“Slimmest and the Phattest” a 21 track mixtape was ROKXSTA’s first individual achievement and in doing this he gained a write up in NZ’s Hip Hop Magazine “Back 2 Basics” which received a rating of 3 _ stars out of 5 from DJ SirVere, which resulted in selling his album in excess of 900 units from clever marketing and without the use of any record company or record deals.
“Doing this by myself I knew this was proof that I could do this and do it alone”
ROKXSTA launched his career as a songwriter with a group called “Lomoney” back in 2003. But it wasn’t until 2007 that he became independent and was leashed into the world of creating music,an starting his own independent label RHC aka REWA HARD CONNECTED living the dream and thriving at it.
Fast Forward 2009 – still going strong after all these years with this second album titled Rokx World and with this ROKXSTA continues his solo career.An has
sold 200 units til date!