Zimbabwean hip hop MC Synik waxes lyrical on the track Rukuvhute (which means umbilical cord in the Shona language) whilst the multi-award winning Vusa Mkhaya captures the complex emotions of leaving a home that has turned hostile.
The single “Dear African Fathers” is a sombre detailed song with a mellow hook imploring fathers to express love and affection to their children.
Zimbabwean hip hop artist DING’O THE DUKE describes SHEBEEN RAP is a sub-genre of HIP HOP that is fused with elements of future bass, 1990s Kwaito, HIPHOP and other and it is still being pioneered with a group of artists and producers like CASE BTZ, DOUGH MAJOR and DJ ZEDAZ.
Hip Hop trailblazer and cultural ambassador, Dumi Right teamed up with an award winning, traditional “imbube” singing group from Zimbabwe, Indosakusa the Morning Star. The song “No Turning Back” is an exciting and unique cross cultural collaboration that seamlessly blends traditional singing with rugged hip hop beats, topped off with fierce and poignant lyrics by this trailblazing emcee.
Winner of the “Best Underground Artist of the Year” at the recently held Changamire Hip hop Awards, King Dube has declared that he has what it takes to be recognized and will not be an underground artist much longer
A seasoned hip hop artists, Draze boasts of more than 100 placements across genres, he is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after songwriters in Hollywood. Draze was recently nominated for a MCPS (Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society) Production Music Award in the category Best Hip Hop/Rap/Urban Production Music Track.
It is impossible to ignore the powerhouse Tasha. With melodic raps within her DNA. She has been building a fan base over the few months with constantly putting out amazing work. We simply can’t catch her.
MaSimba is the definitely the next big act from Zimbabwe. He has been grinding for long and his bars are legit and heavy. Tafadzwa Gambiza sat down with the new voice on the black.
Lucretius Aurelius Masanga is a Zimbabwean rapper and also a dancer who is based in SA. He definitely has a strong flow to his raps. Definitely look out for him. He is one of the hardcore, stone cold rappers who are representing Zimbabwe.
Multi Award Hip Hop Artist – ASAPH, makes it to the final cut as the ultimate representative for Zimbabwe at this years MTV Africa Music Awards – Listeners’ Choice Category.