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BandHip HopR&B


Scalper is Nadeem Shafi, born and raised in East London of Pakistani descent. Now based on the wild West Coast of Auckland, New Zealand, having moved there in 2007.

Scalper is Hip Hop like you've never heard before. Moody gritty beats with introspective lyrics that conjure visions of epic proportions, and an electrifying live performance that demands attention.

Scalper toured Aotearoa New Zealand with King Kapisi on his Hip Hop Lives Here tour in 2009 and supported Public Enemy on their Fear of a Black Planet tour 2011 in Aotearoa New Zealand

Scalper released his debut album "Flesh & Bones" through Border Music NZ in February 2010 to critical acclaim.

New Album recorded and now being mixed / Mastered. Due for release in 2011.


Scalper E.P 2007 Flo Recordings
7th Thief E.P 2008 Flo Recordings
When the Angels Fight E.P 2003 Clockwork Recordings
Flesh & Bones L.P 2010 Border Music / Like Water Recordings

L.P Tracks can be streamed at

Scalper live supporrting Public Enemy :

Set List

1. Black Glory
2. Necessary Evil
3. Threepointonefour
4. Shadows
5. Abacus
6. Zero
7. Treacherous Disciple
8. Obsessive Idols
9. Toxic Faith