Hau Latukefu (HAU) is a cultural leader, media presenter, mentor, author, and lifetime musician.With 20 years of writing and performing under his belt (as the front man for the ARIA award-winning duo, Koolism), the Presenter of the triple j Hip-Hop Show for the past 12 years, and now a record label owner (Forever Ever Records), HAU has lived on all sides of the performing arts worlds.Feeling like he had lived a few lives already, HAU felt like it was time to document his journey. Not only to share his own story, but to also immortalise the stories of the Pasifika diaspora and of hip-hop culture in Australia. In late 2022, King was published through Penguin with the help of co-author Christopher Riley.
HAU was born in Australia to Tongan parents, which gave him access to two cultures he would draw from when it came to writing lyrics and performing them on stage. His heritage plays an important part of who he is as a person, an artist, a cultural leader, an author, and a mentor.