Tiki Taane is this week’s mixtape guest.
He shares his mix of protest songs and tales of wayward youth with Yadana Saw.
From that point Tiki fulfilled his youthful ambition to be the ‘selfish narcissistic drugged-out rock and roller’.
But after 17 years of hard living ‘I was just broken. My wairua (spirit) had had enough’.
He’d also fallen back into the gangs – who controlled all the drugs that Tiki was taking.
What followed was his well-documented recovery and admission of addiction.
And the belief of his mum Lyn – who remortgaged her house so that he could record his debut solo album Past, Present, Future.
‘I had nothing – I left Salmonella Dub and I was broke – homeless and coming down off of a 17-year high’.