- Mzansi rapper Zakwe has reportedly hinted that he is quitting vernac rap
- The KwaZulu-Natal-based star, who raps mostly in Zulu, wants to spit strictly in English from now on
- The move by the musician is aimed at gaining more fans in order to reach his first gold status in his 10 years in the music industry
Mzansi rapper Zakwe has reportedly hinted that he is quitting vernac rap. The star, who raps mostly in Zulu, wants to spit in English from now on.
The move by the KZN -ased musician is aimed at gaining more fan base in order to reach his first gold status in his 10 years in the cut-throat music industry.
According to SAHipHopMag, Zakwe is currently working on a new album after his last project titled Cebisa. He expressed how he desperately wanted the album to go gold. It consisted of the hit track Sebentini, in which he featured Cassper Nyovest.
The publication reports that Zakwe will from now on be quitting vernac rap and go strictly English. The likes of Nasty C - who is also from KZN - spits most of his lyrics, if not all, in English.
The 'Zulu Man With Some Power' enjoys a strong following and is more recognised internationally than Zakwe, who is his senior in the rap game. Nasty C has even released tracks with T.I and released an international mixtape with DJ Whoo Kid.
Maybe Zakwe has recognised that if he also raps strictly English, he will be able to crack open the international hip-hop market.
In other music news related to Nasty C, Briefly.co.za reported that the There They Go hitmaker will not be dropping new music anytime soon due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The rapper reportedly cited the unusual way he has to promote his music as one of the reasons he has decided not to release music anytime soon. Lil bro said he "hates" doing interviews over the phone on platforms such as Instagram Live and Zoom.
The star's fans, who are eagerly waiting for him to release his much anticipated album titled Zulu Man With Some Power, will have to wait a little longer. The rapper, however, made it clear that he'll continue making more music amid the pandemic, but without releasing it.
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