Raze, aka 23-year-old hip-hop teacher Ezra Williams, will perform at the Pacific Music Awards on Thursday.

'I want to be international' says Kiwi touted as the next big thing in New Zealand hip-hop

Ezra Williams, aka Raze, is tipped to take out a gong at this week's Pacific Music Awards.

That’s according to 1 NEWS reporter Paul Hobbs who’s in Windsor.

Spice Girls to perform at reception after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

1 NEWS reporter Paul Hobbs who's in Windsor says the band's "locked in".

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018 file photo, T.I. attends the Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch in New York. Police say rapper T.I. has been arrested for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness as he tried to enter his gated community outside Atlanta. Henry County Police Deputy Mike Ireland said T.I. was arrested around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, after he got into an argument with a security guard. Media reports say the rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, lost his key and the guard wouldn’t let him into the community. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Rapper T.I. arrested outside his gated community in Atlanta

The Grammy-winning artist's claim says he was wrongfully arrested.

Kurt and Francis Bean Cobain.

Frances Bean Cobain loses battle to keep father's famous guitar

The daughter of Kurt Cobain was locked in a bitter court battle with her ex-husband over the guitar.

'Bohemian Rhapsody' - Trailer for new Queen biopic drama film released

The band, fronted by iconic vocalist Freddie Mercury, rose to fame in the 80s before Mercury's death in 1991.

Pink announces sixth show at Auckland's Spark Arena

The US singer will perform in New Zealand as part of her Beautiful Trauma World Tour.

One of the biggest musicals in show business is heading for New Zealand early next year.

Disney's Aladdin Broadway musical coming to New Zealand early next year

It's currently being performed in Brisbane before heading to Perth in July.

LONDON - JUNE 18: Bob Dylan headlines the Feis Festival in Finsbury Park on June 18, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Legendary US musician Bob Dylan to play two shows in New Zealand in August

"In a career spanning six decades, Bob Dylan’s impact on popular music and culture is immeasurable."

Watch: Eurovision Song Contest's top five performances from grand final

Netta Barzilai, who performed for Israel, won the contest with her song Toy.

Watch: Protester rushes stage during Eurovision grand final, snatches mic off UK singer

SuRie was performing for the United Kingdom when the man burst onto the stage.

Australia in the running to win Eurovision after singer Jessica Mauboy makes it to grand final

Australia would be the first non-European country to win the competition since its debut in 1956.

The brother’s mother has recently died so they decided to honour her through song.

South Auckland duo Adeaze back with a new album in honour of their late mum

Brothers Viiz and Nainz Tupa'i were always in perfect harmony and told Seven Sharp it's all because of their mum.

The Humans from Romania perform the song 'Goodbye' in Lisbon, Portugal, Thursday, May 10, 2018.

Eurovision Song Contest gets its lineup for Grand Final

Half of the votes were cast by a professional jury and the other half remotely by viewers.

Alien Weaponry's new music video for their song Kai Tangata explores a brutal part of Aotearoa's history.

Watch: Maori thrash metal band releases intense Musket Wars-themed music video

Alien Weaponry's new music video explores a brutal part of Aotearoa's history.

Reggae musician and Herbs member Carl Perkins dies aged 59

The NZ great was part of House of Shem and toured with The Wailers.

The pair are in New Zealand and Seven Sharp’s Carolyn Robinson tracked them down.

Nineties boy bands are back! Boyzone and Westlife stars team up to make new band Boyzlife

Seven Sharp's Carolyn Robinson spoke with Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy.

Luckily for New Zealand fans, the star had already visited these shores.

Justin Bieber slams celebrities for 'fooling' their fans into thinking their lives are perfect

The 24-year-old singer warned his fans not to be tricked by "famous people on Instagram".

Paula Bennett draws ire of Twitter users over post about PM's NZ Music Month playlist

Ms Bennett posted she didn't have time to listen to music when she was a minister, Twitter users disagreed.

Is the feud over? Taylor Swift hints posts apology letter from Katy Perry

A post to Instagram may signal the end of dispute that began in 2013 over back-up dancers.

Kiwi music stars celebrate opening of Wellington Museum exhibition paying tribute to golden days of rock and roll in the capital.

Wellington's pioneering music scene back together to kick off NZ Music Month celebrations

Wellington Museum's new exhibition pays tribute to the golden days of rock and roll in the capital.

The popular singer is inspiring young Kiwis through his work with Youthline.

Stan Walker reveals drastic diet change since stomach removal surgery - 'I can't just get a pie'

Walker had life-changing procedure after being diagnosed with the rare cancer-causing gene CDH1.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 21:  P!nk performs in concert during 'The Truth About Love' tour at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on November 21, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Joey Foley/Getty Images)

Can she sell them all out? Pink announces record fifth show at Auckland's Spark Arena

No artist has ever had five shows at the Auckland arena, scheduled this September, until now.

Watch: J-Lo's stunning new music video, with 9 million views in three days, was choreographed by an awesome young Kiwi

J-Lo’s track El Anillo has nine million views in three days – and it's choreographed by NZ's Kiel Tutin.

Scientists will begin testing wastewater from communities across New Zealand to find hotbeds of P, heroin, cocaine, ecstacy and bath salts.

Australia's first illegal drug-testing trial at music festival deemed a success by experts

Similar trials have taken place at music festivals in NZ aimed at improving safety.

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