Zimbabwean hip hop has been struggling to gain public attention nationally from the core of the ghettos up to the uptown suburbs including the rural areas as well. One of the reasons that explains the failure of Zim Hip Hop to in finding a breakthrough is the lack of consistency by artists and the genre it self.
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.
Söhne Mannheims [The Sons of Mannheim] a multi-award winning European band has added their voice, amplifying the calls for the respect for human rights in Zimbabwe and across the world in a new video titled Miracle.
Born and raised in Zimbabwe, KTheChosen is a hip-hop artist studying business at the University of Calgary,Canada. He uses his platform to talk about social issues and promote conversations within different communities.
The chant dropped at a time Zimbabweans across the divide are speaking loudly about the declining state of life, the police brutality and corruption in the country under the #ZimbabweanLivesMatter hashtag. Opening up with a statement from cleric and activist Pastor Evan Mawarire, the song samples Ephat Mujuru’s Mugariro and brings in powerful hip hop bars laced with a feel of trap and traditional chants.
Love him or hate him, King 98 has been doing the most in the Zim Hip Hop fraternity. His musical outfit is multifaceted, like a chameleon, the kid has many colours. To some he is an newcomer, an opportunist and to some he is a brilliant schemer. Well all these descriptions fits well with King 98’s modus operandi in the music industry.
African Women Arise perfectly defines the fast paced, sharp-edged MC who prefers to wax lyrically in her vernacular Ndebele language. A defiant young woman who defied her Makokoba & Nkayi upbringing, stereotyping and the struggles associated with being a female rap artist.
Earground’s Plot Mhako travelled to Wuppertal in Germany to interview METAPHYSICS _ one of the Hip Hop pioneers in Zimbabwe. The artist shared profound knowledge from his + 3 decades in showbiz.
Zimbabwean Hip-Hop head, Chap Moreno, has become the first locally-based artist to officially collaborate with South Africa’s Nasty C and Tellaman. Chap Moreno, born Shingirai Louis Gwarada, is a Zimbabwean rapper, songwriter, and record producer reigning from Chitungwiza.
Zim rapper Asaph has landed the video of his fresh single Like So/Mhoroi on the premiere music Channel […]