Veteran lyricist Zakwe plans to take over 2018 with his upcoming album.
This follows the release of his 2017 hit song Sebentin which featured Cassper Nyovest and Tsotsi by Nature producer and rapper, X Wize.
The song made waves in the industry towards the end of the year and was a clear fan favorite as it appealed to have both a modern Trap sound with the classic lyricism shown by both Zakwe and Cassper Nyovest on their verses.
Speaking about Sebentin and the remix of the song which is expected to drop on the 8th of March 2018, Zakwe told Organic Mag the song will whet the appetite of his fans and will be followed by the release of his album. He has defined his next body of work as one which will be a fusion of his strong hitting syllables and punch line flow that will be laid on ethnic African sounds displayed in recent releases that feature Musiqholics in April.
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“Even though Sebentin was a song that many may say had a few trap elements, for me, it isn’t that because it also has that lyrical attack from the township. The remix features Me, Kwesta, HHP, Blaklez and Cassper Nyovest,” said Zakwe.
While things seem to be going well for the rapper musically, there has been a cloud of uncertainty regarding his record label, Mabala Noise, which is currently going through a change of management. Zakwe however squashed any rumors of Mabala Noise closing down, saying artists were informed before any changes were made on the label.
“We were informed beforehand about everything that was happening, so nothing changed in the process of the recording of my album. I chose to stay with the label because of my loyalty to Mabala and the relationship I have with the people at the label,” he explained.
Zakwe showed his appreciation to the support he has been receiving and said he would love to see more artists coming out of Durban.
“I would love to see more of the artists we grew up listening to such as the likes of Shon G, Akalicious and Abdus to mention a few do it big in the game and receive the same support,” he said.
The Lyricist says he is happy with what he has seen in the City and says he will continue to crack the seal for himself and open doors for those who will follow.