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Robin Thirdfloor: Spreading Love on his latest project #Z’thande

Mcebo Mpungose 

Anybody notice this growing culture of self love and acceptance? Last month was the month of love as everyone knows, but the most dominant kind of love this February seems to be self love. There’s an increase in the number of people publicly exposing what they previously perceived as their flaws and things about themselves that they kept secret.
From Robin Thirdfloor sharing the story about losing his teeth and getting surgery shortly before releasing his mixtape titled “Zithande” (translation: Love Yourself), to Nasty C revealing a part of his body that he has kept secret for basically his entire life.
Robin, also known as Somdanger (real name Simphiwe Nyawose) is a hip hop artist born and raised Emlazi.

Speaking on his latest project he explains he felt it was needed as there aren’t many artists spreading the message of self love in their music.

“Zithande is a mixtape about self love, I feel like there isn’t much positive music out in the world right now, promoting good vibes and reminding us to take care of ourselves. I decided to base the whole theme of it on self love. It really doesn’t sit well with me that a lot of people are just endorsing all this music that isn’t making them feel good,” he said.

The album has been doing the rounds on social media streets, with even publications like Afropunk and Slikouronlife picking up on it.

The project features the likes of Smash Afrika, Rhea Blek, Mac 11, Jabulani Cindi, Seazy XXL and Camal.

He said he has already begun working on visuals.

“We shot one last month and izophuma this month for my single titled ‘Ayashisa Amateku’, also submitting it to radio so people should request it on all their favourite radio stations, going to be doing some media runs to push the mixtape and maybe later on in the year I’ll be collaborating with other artists, touring the country and also ngithi shwi e-Europe ngyobanika this Zithande magic.”

While still building his brand in SA, Robin has already begun making a name for himself abroad performing in America, Switzerland, Lesotho, Mozambique and Swaziland.  

Explaining Robin’s genre isn’t as straightforward as is with most genres. He explains his sound is a fusion of Kwaito and electronic music elements, packaged for Hip Hop.

“For me kwaito has always been something I loved and as a genre I grew up listening to at home so I naturally felt like I needed to fuse it into the type of music I make. I look up to various artists locally it’s guys like Okmalumkoolkat, K.O,Kwesta, AKA, Riky Rick and then abroad its guys like Tyler the Creator, Burna Boy, Wizkid, Childish Gambino, Skepta and ASAP Rocky.”

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