A Netflix documentary about Australian rappers OneFour has glossed over a violent hammer attack in a pub that saw three of its five members jailed.
The band, from Mount Druitt in Sydney’s west, appeared in the documentary titled ONEFOUR: Against All Odds, released on October 26, which covers their rise to fame and their struggles to be allowed to perform gigs.
OneFour received rave treatment in the film, where they were praised by hip hop stars such as Skepta and The Kid Laroi.
But while the film told the story of how Salec ‘Lekks’ Sua, Pio ‘YP’ Misa and Dahcell ‘Celly’ Ramos were all jailed for a violent attack on two men at a Rooty Hill slots hall in July 2018, it took the plunge. the seriousness of the attack.
YP pulled a chair leg out from under his clothes and hit one of the men three times, including twice in the head, while shocking footage showed Celly repeatedly hitting the victim with a hammer and stomping on him, making you unconscious.
The members of OneFour are pictured at the premiere of their Netflix documentary. (Spenny is seen on the left, Celly in the center and J Emz is seen on the right)
Lekks was jailed for at least four and a half years, Celly – the hammer attack – for a decade and YP for four years for their role in the smear.
“I did what I thought was right at that time,” YP said in the documentary.
“It could have been very different, we could have gone and talked to them but that’s how we handled it, we didn’t know how to talk at the time.”
Although the documentary aired some of the CCTV footage of the brutal attack and mentioned that the members had been imprisoned, the incident was quickly glossed over and the gruesome details of the smear were left out.
The film also doesn’t mention that Lekks, who never shows his face in public, was deported from Australia after serving his sentence due to his criminal record.
His visa was canceled in June 2020 and he was eventually deported to New Zealand last year after his non-parole period ended.
A year after the Rooty Hill brawl, Lekks was also jailed for his role in a fight between rival gangs, the Inner West Brotherhood, and a street gang different from the rap group but also using the name OneFour, in the Village Hotel in Mount Druitt on a State of Origin evening in July 2019.
Lekks pleaded guilty to affray, with the court ruling that the Inner West gang had instigated the fight.
YP was released from prison in December last year while Celly was released in June.
But YP recently found himself behind bars after pleading guilty to assault and property damage charges.
Last month, a court heard that YP assaulted a man who allegedly made a disrespectful comment about a woman he knew while they were in a supermarket.
YP and the woman allegedly followed the man to his home where they are then accused of assaulting the man and his partner and damaging some of his property.
YP was charged with affray, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and damage to property. He pleaded guilty to the latter two charges.
The rapper will remain behind bars until his next court appearance next Thursday.
YP’s recent brush with the law was also absent from the film.
The documentary also mentions a prison stint by YP’s older brother and fellow OneFour rapper Jerome ‘J Emz’ Misa, but doesn’t explain what it was for.
Misa was already behind bars when her bandmates were jailed because of the Rooty Hill brawl.
Despite their criminal backgrounds, the rappers claimed in the documentary they had been unfairly targeted by NSW Police’s Raptor Squad over the years.
Three members of OneFour were jailed after a violent brawl in a Rooty Hill pub in 2018.
In 2019, the band canceled their Australian tour, claiming police had pressured venues not to host them due to safety concerns.
“Our entire national tour was canceled. Our fans have never caused any problems at our concerts. So why can’t you see us play? » OneFour wrote at the time.
“Making and playing music is not a crime. And when they tell you that you need to build a better future for yourself, why do they want to trap you in your past?
Their only show was in Auckland, but after the performance a large fight broke out outside The Powerstation concert venue.
Partygoers could be seen throwing fists, ripping shirts and throwing kicks during an expletive-laden skirmish, in a video posted to YouTube shortly after the fight, which was also absent from the documentary.
A man was beaten and punched by two men before being stomped on as he lay on the concrete.
In another fight, a woman tackled a man to the ground before being pulled by his hair, prompting security to intervene.
The group has been praised by hip hop stars such as Skepta and The Kid Laroi and has over 300,000 followers on Instagram and YouTube.
Lekks, who never shows his face, was deported to New Zealand after serving a prison sentence
OneFour shares its name with a Mount Druitt youth gang, but members of the rap group say they are not gang members themselves and that their nickname comes from the year they were founded.
This is despite their songs containing lyrics referencing gang warfare, drugs and violence, with one of their early tracks titled Shanks and Shivs – slang for knives made at home or in prison.
District 21 gang member Tino Henry, 20, was killed in a wild brawl in 2018 at Parramatta station.
His gang had rivals in Mount Druitt, and OneFour later wrote lyrics that seemed to mock his death.
“Retaliation is essential, it’s not no maybe, if or but… I have friends, I watch 10, you watched yours get put in a box… 21 what? But one of them got banged, ha, guess that makes them 20 years,” they sing in their track The Message.
The documentary features interviews with senior NSW Police officers and in one clip an officer is heard saying in an audio recording: “I’m going to use everything in my power to make your life miserable until you stop doing what you’re doing.”
On the night the band was supposed to open for The Kid Laroi, two of the band’s members, YP and his brother J Emz, were raided at their home by police in an apparent attempt to prevent their performance from taking place. .
Police denied that the raid was timed to disrupt the show, and The Kid Laroi ended up sneaking the band away for another performance the following evening.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted producers Stranger Than Fiction and Entropico for comment.