Ermehn - Trained to Kill
Former member of Otara Millionaires Club and Radio Backstab, Herman Loto Sakaria, aka Ermehn, is often referred to as the Godfather of South Auckland hip hop. During his solo career he could be seen on stage wielding a machete and wearing a lava lava, and he sourced inspiration in his second album 'The Path of Blood' through first-hand experience with gang-life. Seven years on he's gone clean and living a different kind of life. For The Arts on Sunday Sonia Sly talks to him about the old days, nerves and heading into the launch of his third album 'Trained to Kill', produced by Anonymouz.