Welly rapper writes NZ army tribute
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A tribute to Kiwi soldiers recently killed in Afghanistan has been released by Wellington rapper Konflikt.
Come Home was released on YouTube on Sunday and already has more than 9000 views.
The video for the hip hop song with an emotional chorus depicts Kiwi soldiers at war in Afghanistan and footage of the bodies of the five soldiers killed in conflict in the last month returning to New Zealand.
Konflikt is the stage name for 22-year-old Lower Hutt computer student Jarad Westrupp.
He was amazed by the response the song had received.
Westrupp wrote Come Home several months ago after talking to friends who had served in Afghanistan.
"A lot of New Zealanders don't know what they do over there."
The song can be downloaded for free from soundcloud.com.
"Spreading strong messages and giving people a song they can deeply connect with is far more important than making sales," Pure Dopeness Entertainment label manager James Allpress said.
The song will be followed up with a six-track EP in the next month.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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