Ngeke Bengimele – Ghanaian Stallion & Awa Khiwe
Ngeke Bengimele which translates to “I Can’t Stand It”, is performed by Zimbabwean artist Awa Khiwe. This song, in particular, is a great example of cultural representation, as the artist uses her own language and brings her own cultural styles. Cultural representation is important to music and to hip hop. Ngeke Bengimele is an example
In a ‘ByO state of Mind’
Rising Zimbabwean rapper, ASAPH, is making waves throughout his community, truly establishing that he is a force to be reckoned with. A native to Bulawayo, ASAPH is heavily influenced by his upbringing in Zimbabwe. His parents, ministers, established faith in him from a young age therefore, he named himself ASAPH who was one of the
Asipheli Moya, a resilient zimbabwe
The song “Asipheli Moya” by ASAPH, featuring Msiz’kay won the Zim Hip Hop Awards 2020 award for best Best Collaboration. The chorus of this song translates to: “We fall and we rise,We never give up,We want success,We never give upWe’ve been in and we’ve been out,We’ never give up,you name it we tried it,We’ll do
WHO IS SYNIK?
Imagine, your sitting in high school and you start putting your thoughts into raps in your school note book. You have been a fan of hiphop since you got introduced to the culture in your childhood. Listening to Tupac Shakur and being inspired by him. Well thats what hip hop star Synik was doing before
Switching The Game Up….Trae Yung
Trae Yung is a female rapper/mc who hails from Zimbabwe’s capital of Harare. This Female MC is not one to be reckon with. Her rap is about everything,life issues such as the problems people face everyday. She doesn’t just rap about life problems but about love,street life,just life in general.
Black Bird: The Queen of Zimbabwean Hip Hop
Black Bird is a hard-hitting female emcee hailing from Zimbabwe. She is credited as being the first female rapper in Zimbabwean history to release a full album. She is aware of her position and influence within Zimbabwe’s male-dominated Hip Hop community. Black Bird is currently mentoring the younger generation of girls, in hopes that they will