A lot of Zim Hip Hop artists have continuously been blasted for portraying a lavish lifestyle in their music yet the vice versa is true in their real lives which has led many Zim Hip Hop artists to be labeled as wannabes. Within that same Zim Hip Hop crop, Holy Ten has stood above the waters and has been making hard hitting music which is inevitably going to contribute to his stardom.
By Argus Mepo
Being part of a genre were most artists borrow clothes for a video shoot, some even put water in Ciroc bottles to flex on videos and were most artists always brag about making cash and trapping, Holy Ten has chosen to remain real.
The 22 year old music star in the making has been releasing hard hitting music which resonates with the lives of many Zimbabweans both from the uptown where hip hop has a lot of fanbase to downtown which is a core of Zimdancehall and this has helped him in widening and broadening his audience.
His recent releases have proved that he is a talented lyrical wordsmith. Ndaremerwa a joint he released early last month which was a song expressing the fraustrations of the ordinary people amongst them poverty, the ailing economy and corruption was well thought. The song trended well on social media and it also dovetailed well with the #ZimLivesMatters movement which also proved that as a musician he mastered the art of timing.
Furthermore, he has also recently released visuals for his song titled Amai. The song is contextual especially in the lives of the young people and in the song he tackled problems that young people face amongst them the unaffordability of school fees, drug abuse and crimes, to mention just a few.
His lyrical content is rich and fertile. The way he package his music is superb so is his style and art.
He is a polished musical magnet from Zim Hip Hop who’s well gifted and has been tackling real issues that are affecting both the young and the old across the length and breath of the country.
Holy Ten is a major player who might be critical in spreading the wings of Zim Hip Hop to areas were it has not managed to successfully penetrate because of the diversity and the inclusivity of his music.