About That Derty Sesh Diss Track That’s Floating Around On The Internet Today

Two days ago, a Christchurch rapper named Seka uploaded the above track to YouTube. The song was aimed at recent Move The Crowd signee Derty Sesh (MTC also have Smashproof & Kidz In Space on their label) and on the song, Seka takes shots at Sesh’s credibility. He starts off by simply stating “fuck Derty Sesh,” before running through comparisons to Eminem and New Zealand’s David Dallas, and he also mentions that Derty Sesh  wouldn’t be anywhere if it wasn’t for the fact that his father is comedian Mike King. “I would rather listen to Dane Rumble,” goes one of the lines.

There is no mention of the song on Seka’s MySpace but the track was put up on Ayebro, a website dedicated to promoting local hip-hop, and it garnered 170+ comments before the post was taken down earlier today (there’s an explanation to that over here). But is the song just attention seeking? For the most part, the second verse mimics what has already been said in the first verse (that Sesh bites Eminem’s style, that his father is a celebrity) and Seka’s not pointing out exactly what his agenda is.

Of course, the most interesting part of the song is Seka’s mentioning of Move The Crowd’s owner, Kirk Harding. Harding gets mentioned numerous times throughout the track – the chorus of the song starts with, “I don’t really give a damn what Kirk thinks/if I think it, I’mma say it in my verses.” Harding did make comment on the Ayebro post before it was taken down, but I’m not going to paraphrase what he said here. Calling out the head of a successful New Zealand record label (let’s not forget that Smashproof had the number one single for eleven consecutive weeks last year) seems a little rich coming from an unsigned artist.

But plainly speaking, Seka’s aim was to cause some shit. It’s a move that scored him a little more attention than he had two days ago, but if I was Derty Sesh, it would make more sense to just leave it be. I’m sure I’m not the only one that hopes this doesn’t continue outside of the music that these two make and it’s a shame to see it happen in the first place anyway. Still, I’m guessing that it won’t be the last we hear about this. More as it happens.

5 Comments

  1. The second verse only said what the first verse had already said? Perhaps you weren’t listening hard enough.

    Good reporters know how to do their research, I would of thought that would perhaps have started by asking the involved parties about these tracks, however you seem to have just written down your individual opinion of what my aim was as fact and posted it as news.

    Pretty disappointing considering how easy me and sesh are to get a hold of.

  2. Thanks for replying Seka. Truth is, I don’t think that I need a statement from either you or Sesh about this because the track speaks so loudly for itself (as does Sesh’s reply to it). Also, it’s just a blog post on something that was worthy of writing about at the time – nothing more than that.

  3. All good bro, but I think there is a lot more to this than what you’ve summed it up as being. I was actually asked by very close friends prior to releasing the track not to do so, as it would hinder my career.

    Despite this knowledge I decided that releasing the track was the appropriate thing to do, because as an artist, I care more about speaking the truth as a representative of the scene than upping my rep within the commercial industry.

    Cheers.

  4. Matt Walker says:

    Just want to add…

    If I was trying to imitate or ride on his success why had I never previously made a dis track to any other artist on a big label in NZ before in all the years I made music? There was a long background to this, and I knew dropping the track would get more hate than love and wouldn’t do me any favours…Friends of mine who were well connected in the hip hop scene asked me not to drop it. But I felt I had an obligation to NZ hip hop to hold up & coming artists accountable for biting the styles of others and for demanding respect but failing to pay their dues. That said if I talked to Sesh today, I would apologize for making the track in the tone that I did. I would still have dropped it, but it would have been different. I didn’t intend it to sound the way it did at the time either, but after recording far too many takes that day my vocals were harsh by the end of the recording session. Kirk Harding wrote a huge comment on Ayebro after I dropped this track, which was full of anger and hate, and also made threats toward me (also pointing out that his boys will be around in Christchurch that year touring). The Ayebro blog took down my track as a result, and I am pretty sure the DJ who played the track on bFM got threatened as well. Cheers.

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