Gospel Turned Rap

Venus N. Johnson

Jordan Katembula

Jordan Katembula is a triple threat Zambian native. He has dominated three areas within the industry as a producer, composer, and musical vocalists. Embracing music at a young age, Katembula began exploring and understanding the depths of the hip-hop with his peers; this initial encounter with music sparked his career as a whole. Katembula has been on the scene as an artist since late 90s. He is most known as coming out with a group named “New Age.” The significance of this group was their intended genre and musical focus as a gospel group to produce gospel songs. However, after much debate they decided to differ from that aspect. The group released two successful albums, but Jordan took his own route and eventually became a solo artist. His debut album awarded him a KORA award nomination as well as an actual Ngoma award. What I tend to like about Jordan’s…

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