The Hip Hop fraternity in Bulawayo and by extension Zimbabwe is experiencing easily the most exciting times in recent years. The genre has produced Bulawayo’s biggest pop and youth culture influencers who include, Asaph, the late Cal_vin, AWA, P.O.Y, SYKOTEK, FLOPPY X, THORNE , NABOTH RIZLA, THE DOT, CRISS_SWISS, ROCKIE DOUB, KILLEMOL, LADY EEF, MAESTRO IV, PROZAC, ORTHODOX S.I.X the list is endless.
By MC Tytoh
Artists from the city have dominated radio charts and the recently hosted ZIMHIPHOP AWARDS saw Bulawayo artists and practitioners taking the bulk of the awards.
While acknowledging that in this liquid modernity trends are ephemeral, we are strongly held to the belief that Hip hop in Bulawayo is a culture with potential to anchor the City’s creative economy as well as facilitate positive social change. However, all the positives can count for nothing if there is no strategy for growth. The King City media will be hosting a 1 day virtual workshop with a view to “seriously level up musical careers of local artists.
Participants will have an opportunity to interact and with industry captains and our well selected panel in order to get a clear picture on issues they didn’t understand and also to learn from success stories of other invited guests who have been in the industry for a lengthy period.
Focus will also be on understanding the landscape of Zimbabwe music industry unique to the rest of the world.
King city media, BULAWAYO HIP HOP SUMMIT and its sponsors and partners invites rappers, producers, djs, businesses, budding artists, video producers and all those who love and appreciate the art form and culture of hip hop to be part of this inaugural event scheduled for the 25th of April 2021
A full list of facilitators, panellists, and the topics of discussion will be availed to the media in due course.