- Big Zulu came forward to address the issue of Mzansi artists trying to act like Americans to catch a break
- During a recent radio interview, Big Zulu expressed how heartbreaking it is to see artists lose their personality trying to fake who they are
- Big Zulu believes that being authentic is where it is at and that SA artists need to stick to their roots
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Big Zulu came forward to address the issue of Mzansi artist trying to act differently in order to get a break internationally. Authenticity means more than fakeness and Big Zulu is tired of seeing good artists become average over changing who they are.
During a recent radio interview, Big Zulu explained how many artists feel that if they take on an international persona that it will get them the break that they have been looking for. This saddens him as no one should feel pressure to be anything but who they are.
We have seen many artists take on an America persona, especially in the hip-hop scene. Big Zulu feels that faking it till you make it is not the way to go about things though.
Being proudly Mzansi, Big Zulu believes that it is important to stick to your toots and the right people will appreciate that. Take DJ Black Coffee, for example, his ethnic beats were respected because of his authenticity.
“You can’t possibly mix your African culture with the western way of things, we can’t even argue about that. Culture will always be culture and is highly important. We become an embarrassment, we visit countries from abroad because we portray ourselves as people we're actually not, people whose lifestyle we’ve adopted. People expect to see REAL Africans across the world.”
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Aeowon Wolf and Rashid Kay recently sang fellow rapper, Big Zulu's, praises. The KwaZulu-Natal-born star has seriously impressed his peers with his unique rap style. The SAMA nominated emcee has one album so far titled Ungqongqoshe Wongqongqoshe.
The debut album was an accompanied by multiple singles and a music video getting dropped in the process. One more top release is a remix for Akulaleki.
Aewon Wolf took to Twitter to praise Big Zulu for dominating by being himself. He said:
"Big Zulu is dominating by being himself and enjoying what he does and speaking to his people."
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