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After a fruitful year that saw him scooping various awards at the Zim Hip Hop Awards,garnering a feature with Cindy Raw and riding on mainstream success with the hit ‘Zvenyu’ ,Ti Gonzi has finally managed to put out  the visual …

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    Ti Gonzi has been on the local hip-hop scene for about a minute and a half. Under-rated by by most, it was hard for him to break out in the mainstream but through persistence  he has managed to make a household name for himself with his popular single zvenyu having…
    Tags: ti, gonzi, zvenyu, song, video, mandizha, baller, track, concept, managed
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    The year has almost come to an end, well of course there are still more hip-hop songs to be released before we finish off. However it wouldn't hurt if I told you the songs that I enjoyed this year. Here are 20 of my favorite songs for 2015 in Zim…
    Tags: song, track, zim, year, ti, baller, gonzi, hit, mainstream, finally
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    After a year of musical features from Myke Pimp's Hundare to lending a duo verse on the successful Ti Gonzi track Zvenyu, Dolla Sign affiliate Baller Mandizha is no longer playing in the shadows of other artistes anymore. His new release 'Ndega' produced by Tasha Mwana Wamai from Studio Felonies…
    Tags: baller, production, track, follow, mandizha, year, alive, feature, finally, woke
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    Zim Hip-hop is alive and well. The Zimbabwe Hip-hop awards urned out to be a success, with great attendence, event coordination and security in place at Longchen Plaza Club 1+1. Creatives from different categories emerged victors in the awards as they got acknowledged in their categories. From the red carpet…
    Tags: ti, gonzi, year, awards
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    A few weeks ago we saw T1 Wema1 repost two screenshots from 2 big lyrical battle rappers, Ti Gonzi and Ishy X and it wasn't looking good. The post revealed that there is rivalry between the 2 and it is not a sporty beef from what I see. I set…
    Tags: gonzi, ti, awards

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After a year of musical features from Myke Pimp’s Hundare to lending a duo verse on the successful Ti Gonzi track Zvenyu, Dolla Sign affiliate Baller Mandizha is no longer playing in the shadows of other artistes anymore. His new …

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    After a fruitful year that saw him scooping various awards at the Zim Hip Hop Awards,garnering a feature with Cindy Raw and riding on mainstream success with the hit 'Zvenyu' ,Ti Gonzi has finally managed to put out  the visual for his 2015 successful hit .Shot at an unspecified location…
    Tags: gonzi, ti, hop, hip, zvenyu, baller, playing, mandizha, follow, twitter
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    Ti Gonzi has been on the local hip-hop scene for about a minute and a half. Under-rated by by most, it was hard for him to break out in the mainstream but through persistence  he has managed to make a household name for himself with his popular single zvenyu having…
    Tags: ti, gonzi, zvenyu, felonies, studio, mwana, music, mandizha, baller, features
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    The GRecords/Dollasign music collabo is one of the latest tracks appearing on Sinbad90’s single collection.  The rapper from Kadoma has teamed up with fellow Dollasignmusic rapper Baller and Bigshots signees Savage and Kidd Aktive to come up with this summer banger. The track which dropped earlier today (19/10/15) is mainly…
    Tags: baller, music, verse, track, year, album, debut, set, drop, banger
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    It is Monday 11, August 2014 and  Zim Hip-hop circles were promised the 7 emcee remix of Boyz Remukute. The original Boyz Remukute became an anthem and is a Krimz Beatz song which featured Sinbad90 of Dollar Sign Music. So first of all I’d like to make sure we know…
    Tags: baller, verse, track, music, sign, feature
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    When you're coming up as a music artiste sometimes you may reach out to people who inspire you because you feel you have ideas that would move faster if they helped out. However your "idols" may think otherwise, at times they may not respond to your message at all. It…
    Tags: music, man, sign, artistes

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The beauty of hip hop will always lie in the art of storytelling and the elements of creating a vivid picture of various dynamics of social life but many rappers have always staggered in this category resorting to popular braggadocio …

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    The GRecords/Dollasign music collabo is one of the latest tracks appearing on Sinbad90’s single collection.  The rapper from Kadoma has teamed up with fellow Dollasignmusic rapper Baller and Bigshots signees Savage and Kidd Aktive to come up with this summer banger. The track which dropped earlier today (19/10/15) is mainly…
    Tags: rapper, real, will, music, chema, geez, life, track, sinbad, awards
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    It is Monday 11, August 2014 and  Zim Hip-hop circles were promised the 7 emcee remix of Boyz Remukute. The original Boyz Remukute became an anthem and is a Krimz Beatz song which featured Sinbad90 of Dollar Sign Music. So first of all I’d like to make sure we know…
    Tags: sinbad, krimz, brought, bars, track, download, link, rappers, daily, hustle
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    Money provides a means to an end and almost everyone is concerned about making more and more of it. It is no wonder why world over we see a lot of songs released about money and making it. The idea of money is like water to the world that we…
    Tags: sinbad, music, download, will, bars, features, sign, dollar, released, young
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    After a track record of basic to low-budget videos, the Bulawayo rapper, Navy Seal has finally brought us what I would call his "best zim hip-hop video" yet. The visuals are for the song 100 Dollar Bills, a single which he released last month through a Star FM launch on…
    Tags: zim, dollar, art, sign, project, ten, awards, released, dj, track

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Behind every ‘hard core’ rapper lies a  track that has  allowed them to break out  of their comfort lyrical zone.Hip hop heads will always remember that Genuwine featured club track ‘You Owe Me’ by Nas and back home you …

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      Ill Manner who started writing rhymes at the age of 12 after being inspired by Nas and 2 Pac. He has a song entitled "End Of The Tunnel". In the track, Ill Manner speaks of staying focused in the face of obstacles. The title "End Of The Tunnel" is…
    Tags: ill, manner, track
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    The comedy never ends in Zim Hip-hop, I had a few chuckles yesterday starring at my phone screen as Begotten Sun and Ill Manner had an exchange of words, belittlement and insults. The first post that caught my attention was a post by Ill Manner, which made a rant against…
    Tags: ill, manner
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     Ill Manner has been in Hip-hop circles for quite sometime in Harare. I believe I first met him at Mashoko (the mother of Shoko Fest). He is passionate about conscious rap and what he believes is the real hip-hop. He says he started rapping at the age of 12. On…
    Tags: manner, ill, will

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2015 has got to be one of the most exciting year for Zimbabwean hip hop.In the wake of admirable album releases and a stellar improvement in video production,we can never ignore the hip hop rants that got the heads talking.Rehab …

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    Beautiful art is timeless, resistant to trends that come and go. It’s like the sun, the clouds will come and go but it remains resilient, providing energy and life source to the earth. Marcques and Mile’s lost in translation is a great example of such music. – Timeless. February 24,…
    Tags: mile, anonzi, xndr
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    A famous quote from Shakespeare’s 12th Night reads: “If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it.” Well I guess the ladies can echo Duke Orsino after taking a listen to The Listen EP by young and talented Mik.  You can download all his music via…
    Tags: xndr, anonzi, mile, going
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    Early in the year Ishy X and Foster gave us "Bhero" (read about it here), they also dropped hard freestyles in Zaangoma Episode 4, effortlessly. Well, Bhero was part of the Punchline Kings album which dropped this weekend and you already know it's filled with bars that drop jaws. This…
    Tags: album, xndr, year, mile, anonzi
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    A famous quote from Shakespeare’s 12th Night Says, “If music be the food of love,play on; Give me excess of it.” Well I guess the ladies can echo Duke Orsino after taking a listen to The Listen EP by young and talented Mik.  You can download all his music via…
    Tags: xndr, anonzi, mile, going, manages
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    Almost slept on this one, but thanks to Vice President Mphoko, we got "ventilation" from the heatwave. Well whilst I was sleeping Cashbid, Marques and Mile teamed up on a power-collabo titled "If You Say So". The song belongs to Cashbid and is probably part of his lyrical design (which…
    Tags: cashbid, mile

Its captivating how the most untalked  about hip hop characters always bring out fire on the mic with each release they make and recent University of Zimbabwe graduate Meyniak’s name comes to mind.You might know him from his affiliations with …

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    A candid interview as Meyniak opens up on why he defies the need to rap in vernacular,his defining working moments with McZee and what his 2014 album Before Dawn:The Sire really means to himThe past three years have been quite bliss for hip hop as  artistes have taken the stride…
    Tags: album, meyniak, rap, time, meyniak_artist
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    I caught myself listening to the music of Meyniak,  a Zimbabwean based Hip-hop artiste who is signed to Big Shots (G-Records). The music was powerful and resonated with m mind at a soulful level. I figured that Meyniak is more than the music.His music is a paintbrush and our minds…
    Tags: meyniak, album, time, artistes, twitter, talent, zimbabwe, meyniak_artist
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    Marking its genesis in the year 2013 when Maskiri,Stunner and Munetsi were the most played  artists amongst radio stations hiphop wise,the School of Hip Hop was a source of hope for every hip hop artist to gain airplay. After two and a half years of promoting Zimbabwean hip hop with…
    Tags: hip, hop

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Hip hop fashion compliments the expressions and attitudes of hip hop culture in general  with a touch of influence on its followers.Its one of the many tools that hip hop artistes embrace to stay in touch with their audience ( …

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    You've probably heard of a young artiste by the name R.Peels. The boy who gave you Nobody Got Time and the remix. He is back with a brand new sound and new level of execution under Ikonik Music Group. I promise you Krimz went above his regular comfort Zone. The…
    Tags: king, music, well, will, young, started, peels, rapper, brand, r_peels
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    If any artiste has been putting nights on his pen game it should be R Peels. Last year (2015) he gave us his debut E.P  but he is back with a new offering titled Usazvifurire, which happens to have brilliant lyrics from both him and the King of Wordplay, Noble…
    Tags: peels, influence, year, artistes
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    I linked up with my brother GudNtentionz and he indeed has been up to some "good intentions". He recntly featured on a song by RayZe' Em which features Mode 9 and Mickey titled What's Happening? Very lyrical and conscious offering. It mainly questions why Africa is in poverty amidst plenty.…
    Tags: music, hip, hop, will, fashion

 

From its dawning  to its permeation into urban  mainsteam culture ,hip hop remains  male dominated in Zimbabwe and the rest of the world. With only a few female hip hop artistes managing to stand out this year in the …

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    ...and  why she is 50 shades of KILL       Hip hop from its distinct roots has always been a male dominated  culture with a few females who found their way into the movement being termed ruffnecks.  From its growth till now women are still yet to stand out against…
    Tags: icy, murda, female, hip, hop, year, rapper
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    The new generation of hip hop worldwide has seen the growth of female emcees taking over,even going against their male counterparts in terms of album sales and hype.That cant be said,however sadly,in the Zimbabwean context considering that hip hop is yet to nurture one of its feminine elements-its female rappers.There…
    Tags: female, male, hop, hip, rap, murda, icy

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Mix Masterz International well known for its musical affiliations with Karma,DJ Naida and Gigi Lamayne is set to release an Afro Soul single by YoCa (formerly Yolanda Candice) titled Bad Habits on the 28th of August . YoCa (Yolanda Candice

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    My earlobes recently got massaged by the mellow tunes of Sisiyanti, a female pop artist from Zimbabwe but based in South Africa. My earlobes are therefore considering moving in with the songbird, but I won’t allow it. How will I hear? – Besides, she can come and stay in my…
    Tags: will, titled, song, debut, masters, mix, follow, album, twitter, zimbabwe
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    We set out to find out what happens in the life and mind of a player. We are not talking about a football, rugby or tennis player, not even VLC, we are talking about a schizophrenic who dates multiple women at the same time.- One woman for each personality. The…
    Tags: well, international, face, zimbabwe, set, mix, original, facebook, twitter, follow

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Christian hip hop artiste ,Brythreesixty dropped his Facebook hyped freestyle ‘Trapaholic’ visuals directed by Aaron Skizek of Black Phantom Films.The freestyle video was set in his hometown, Chitungwiza with his partner in rhyme, Dexter Baysiq making a feature.

Its been …

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      Have you ever been stuck on how you can build your twitter brand in Zimbabwe. Yes you have tried other methods from British and American blogs but those solutions do not quite work for Zimbabwe. Well this ebook I wrote has tried and tested techniques and strategies  which will…
    Tags: twitter, zimbabwe, well
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    I am just from attending a hip hop concert at Sarakasi dome, Nairobi. The whole while I was seated in the crowd watching several performers left me with so many questions pertaining to our beloved genre. Two years ago, I was on this same stage with a colleague, performing a…
    Tags: hip, hop, music
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    Satan himself, the fallen angel of Darkness seems to be plotting a massive attack on Christian Rap so as to sabotage it’s true mission. No in this article I will not speak of aliens and Satanists but I will prove to you that the value of the tag Christian Hip-hop…
    Tags: christian
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    Marking its genesis in the year 2013 when Maskiri,Stunner and Munetsi were the most played  artists amongst radio stations hiphop wise,the School of Hip Hop was a source of hope for every hip hop artist to gain airplay. After two and a half years of promoting Zimbabwean hip hop with…
    Tags: hip, hop
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    In Africa today we are witnessing a lot of shady prophetic words that seem to be more of targetted guessing, mentalism and such and such. Flabbz Ashton a Zimbabwean based Christian Rap artiste has taken to social media to blast some of these practices in a humour filled manner. I…
    Tags: christian, rapper