One of Zimbabwe's most influential Hip Hop Blogger known as SpekkTrumn has put together an amazing Zimbabwe Hip Hop Podcast available on almost ALL the major podcast platforms you can think of. The Podcast is titled #reSPEKKThePlug & is a show about urban culture that mostly focuses on Hip-Hop (African and Zimbabwean) and is hosted by SpekkTrumn and produced by Move Afrika. SpekkTrumn is well known for his website https://www.sp3kktracular.com/ which is an urban culture and lifestyle platform with a good dose of Zimbabwean Hip Hop. He also contributes to another website titled http://www.supportzimhiphop.co.zw/ which is all about supporting Zimbabwe Hip Hop. With that said do make sure you check out the #reSPEKKThePlug by checking it out on any one of the following platforms and let's support the efforts by SpekkTrumn of taking Zimbabwe Hip Hop to the rest of the world. Salute to the vision. Click on any of the links:
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Te3vo real name Tavonga Munodawafa is a Zimbabwean Hip Hop artist based in Ghana, Accra. He is currently attending Midlands State University where he is Studying Politics and Public Management. So now you know this ain't no ordinary rapper, homeboy is juggling music and school...so you better recognize! Te3vo registered on our radars with that smash single MaFacts which featured CalVin aka Dat Luveve Boy as the two traded memorable bars on a Mclyne Beat. The track was fire no just from the shots fired on wax but even Rasquisity didn't disappoint on the visuals for MaFacts as this song slowly introduced us to a bilingual rapper of note. Homeboy weaves through Shona and English Languages in a way that is refreshing.
Fast forward to 13th of February 2018 and a 4 track EP titled Junk Food by Te3vo is released in which Used To is a part off. Today (5th of March) we share the release of Used To visuals directed by Simdoc, the beat produced by Mclyne Beats and R.Peels from the same stable known as Muqute is featured on the song. Used To is a dope track with a crazy video to accompany it. Don't take our word for it just press play and witness the sickness.
Track 01. Used To Ft Mclynebeats and R.Peels
Track 02. OverSeas
Track 03. Witness Ft McChita And Tulkmunny
Track 04. Ma1
Calvin Treazy is a Bulawayo based rapper who keeps working hard to keep his name out there. In 2018 he found himself in the Newspapers again for all the right reasons as he makes sure he keeps his brand reaching out to a wider audience as he prepares to unleash his "The Life I Chose" EP at the end of April. The 25 year old rapper with Lil Wayne facial resemblance is going to feature CalVin aka Dat Luveve Boy currently riding high on the Revenge Of The Vin album release, Asaph from the "No Stress" hit with J Dumza, Lee & Represent Beats as well as Maestro IV off the On A Mission fame. With such a star studded line up of amazing creatives The Life I Chose EP by Calvin Treazy is bound to be one to look out for this year.
As Calvin Treazy builds the hype towards his EP release date we find ourselves listening to his latest single "Stay By Me", A Valentine's themed track inspired by true life events making it a song the masses can easily relate with. According to the rapper, his latest single stay by me "is a track about me appreciating my other half for the love that she has given me through thick and thin..." The rapper featured fellow Bulawayo rapper Maestro IV on the track that we understand will have visuals soon. Ibrah not only produced "Stay By Me" but was also involved on the title track to The Life I Chose EP. Listen/Download Stay By Me from the Pelandaba (Bulawayo) artist HERE. Otherwise keep up with Calvin Treazy online by checking out:
We are proud to announce that Hip Hop 263 #hiphop263tv #Season1 will be live on yo TV's every Wednesday 9pm & Friday 7.30pm on Justnet Television starting Wednesday 21Feb. It's time to get yo #DSTV #FreeToAir #Decoders out & enjoy as we take Zimbabwe Hip hop to the World #thegrindneversleeps
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Just Net TV is a TV Station based in Botswana broadcasting via Free To Air Decoders as well as DSTV decoders to Southern Africa, UK, Parts of Europe and USA. This means Hip Hop 263 TV show is reaching a wider audience than before thereby fulfilling our objective of taking Zimbabwe Hip Hop to the World. Make sure you tune in Every Wednesday 9pm & Friday 7.30pm on Just Net TV
On the 30th of September 2017 The Dot released his debut studio album titled So Far So Good. The project was a 13 track album with producer extraordinaire Vic Enlisted on production. The lead single was titled #Ka1 and was an African Trap/Gqom infused record, which saw the Bulawayo bred emcee exhibiting an unconventional but unique flow and delivery. According to The Dot the Ka1 record came as a result of his close friend Bongani urging The Dot to have a song on his upcoming album that will make Bulawayo Dance. Well, here it is, does Ka1 deliver on that promise or not? Let us know what you think. Listen/Download Ka1 HERE
For those not in the know, The Dot is a Bulawayo bred artist who has released a video titled Ndikadayi which was featured on Hip Hop 263 TV Show on Zimbabwe's National TV (ZTV), he has also cyphered on Hip Hop 263 TV with the like of M.U.S.E & T1nda. Magaya Money and Pakaipa (Gcwala) are singles that have reached radio stations globally and The dot continues to wreck mics on live shows such as Rep Yo City event organised by I Am Preezo in Harare and DGV Rap Battles in Bulawayo. So, the song Ka1 is welcome show of diversity from the usual boom bapp hard bars we have been accustomed to from The Dot. Get in touch with The Dot via his social media to get his album So Far So Good otherwise look out for this boy in 2018 we foresee a good year ahead for him. TWITTER FACEBOOK YOUTUBE AUDIOMACK
Whilst others were making their new year's resolutions the Monkey Bznz Entertainment front man affectionately known to us as Sharky was hitting the ground running with his music video his single “Henaroo!!” which is off the Chitungwiza born artist’s 2nd studio album “Take Back the Land”. The music video was released on the 1st of January 2018 as soon as the clock struck 12 midnight to signal the end of what was an amazing year for the artist and the beginning of another. This was possibly the very first Zimbabwean music video released in the year 2018. The video was directed by Aaron Mheta of AM Pictures who is fast becoming a household name in the visuals area. The song was produced by Coded who makes an appearance on Sharky’s first studio album as a featuring artist and producer and on the 2nd studio album as a producer.
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Llady Eff is a Bulawayo based rapper that has performed as far and wide as Mutare and even across the Zimbabwean border in Botswana. This 25 year old female artist who started music professional in 2014 has collaborations with the likes of Pozee younga97 on a song called Sisemsebenzini and Sku & Thandy Dhlana Jele on a song produced by P2daoh.
So on the 14th of February Llady Eef let loose the Blessings Mixtape with production by HP Manyenga. It's a 7 track offering that shows Llady Eef taking on different topics and features HP Manyenga, Bilaail and Frost. There's heavy Kwaito influence in the project and one stand out song for us was the Intro into the whole mixtape titled Face Down which sets off the tape the on the right track. Make sure you get the Blessings Mixtape HERE otherwise look out for a single called Kasi Lami that we featured on our Hip Hop 263 Radio Show. Please download the Blessings Mixtape HERE and comment in the comments section on what you think of the project otherwise get in touch with Llady Eef on FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM TWITTER
Keep it real is a term loosely used in hip hop circles to mean telling the truth. One such crew that does such in a way that is progressive and entertaining at the same time is the Keep It Real Fridays team aka #kirf. They have been telling their truth for more than a year now. For those not in the know, Keep It Real Fridays is a Capital26free Weekly Hip Hop podcast hosted by Seletine (a social architect) and Brian Willis (Blogger with no relation to Bruce!). Lots of interviews with game changers in Hip hop from all facets of the genre from MC's, Entertainers, Dancers, Promoters, social commentators etc and the list goes on. Expect to hear exclusive music drops, reviews, riveting opinions on trending news on the triumphs and malarkey in Zimbabwe Hip hop and a bit of the international headlines.
Join #kirf every Friday for an hourly dose of realness and modesty!"
Past episodes worth checking out below (just click on link & enjoy):
Don't forget to submit your music for airplay or ask the #kirf team to host your Hip Hop event via their email keepitrealfri(at)gmail.com
Prime Nero 7 real name Tawanda Tarambwa is a Chitungwiza resident who started his music career in 2014. He is currently unsigned but is affiliated with No Limits Ent, No Rules Ent & Enlisted International. He has worked with artists such as MiLe, Navy Seal, Yung Stash, Mc Chita, Anonzi Xndr, I- Zarr & Huby Blakes. His upcoming album scheduled to come out in 2018 is titled Epilogue and having worked with Producers such as Anonzi Xandr we definitely are in for a treat. This young rapper is full of potential and as per tradition we are proud to yet again introduce you to fresh talent from Zimbabwe. A little rough round the edges it may seem but how else do you expect to find this raw talent though? Do look out for this song on our Hip Hop 263 radio Show as well but for now enjoy the Impressive video and be sure to check Prime Nero 7 on Facebook Twitter and Instagram @primenero7zw
This week on our Hip Hop 263 Radio Show look out for Tinei Reggie Mtetwa (born February 25, 1995), known professionally as Gg, originally from Giggienarl. He is a young Zimbabwean rapper, singer, philanthropist, and actor from the Harare South neighborhood of Uplands, Waterfalls. He has a song called "Ghetto" that we felt if played can help him to up his rap skills and concentrate on really pushing his grind as he has potential to bring something interesting to the rap game. He has a lot of work to do in terms of image and polishing up his act but because we are here to showcase and inspire Gg gets the nod from us for the potential we feel he has.
Gg began to gain recognition in 2017 following the release of his single, Mastreets Arikuchema. Apart from his solo career, he is a member of the BiGgBoiX Record Label established in 2015 (along with frequent collaborator Delly Blingz). Look out for the homeboy on our Hip Hop 263 Radio Show S3 Ep2 on our Freshman segment. You can get in touch with GG via Facebook