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Mark Sagapolutele[1] (born 15 June 1981), best known by his stage name Mareko, is a New Zealand rapper and hip hop artist of Samoan descent from South Auckland.

Mareko
Birth name Mark Kolani Sagapolutele
Born (1981-06-15) June 15, 1981 (age 36)
Origin New Zealand
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 1996–present
Labels Dawn Raid Entertainment
Associated acts Deceptikonz

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CareerEdit

Mareko's career began as a member of the Deceptikonz, a South Auckland rap crew. The group won accolades in 2001, receiving nominations for several New Zealand music awards. Mareko released a solo album, White Sunday, in 2003, which peaked at #4 in New Zealand.[2] Two singles from the album hit the New Zealand singles charts that year: "Mareko (Here to Stay)" (#4) and "Stop, Drop and Roll" (#6; credited to Mareko feat. Deceptikonz).[3] In 2006, Mareko returned to the charts with a guest appearance on Tha Feelstyle's #17 single, "I Do Believe (Tha Remix)".[3]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Year Title Details Peak chart
positions
NZ[4]
2003 White Sunday 4
2008 White Sunday 2: The Book Of Mark
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

MixtapesEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
NZ[4]
2003 "Mareko (Here To Stay)" 4 White Sunday
"Stop, Drop and Roll" (feat. Deceptikonz) 6
"Street Rap"
2006 "I Do Believe (Tha Remix)" (Tha Feelstyle feat. Mareko, Flowz, Lapi Mariner & Manuel Bundy) 17 Sione's Wedding soundtrack
2007 "Gotta Go" White Sunday 2: The Book of Mark
2008 "Record of the Year"
2009 "Them Eyes" 39
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Killer Beez diss stings Dawn Raid". Sunday Star Times. 17 February 2008. 
  2. ^ Search for Mareko albums Archived 2012-02-10 at the Wayback Machine. at Every Hit database on December 12, 2007.
  3. ^ a b Search for Mareko singles Archived 2012-02-10 at the Wayback Machine. at Every Hit database on December 12, 2007.
  4. ^ a b "MAREKO IN NEW ZEALAND CHARTS". Charts.org.nz. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Mareko Is The Future - Mixtape". Dawn Raid Entertainment. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 

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