This morning O R G A N I C conversed with the abstract, modern Maskandi Hop artist Mashayabhuqe KaMamba on his latest hit single KwaDukuza. The song speaks about the importance of this heritage area where King Shaka Zulu rests and touches mostly on how it’s been captured by taxi industry wars over the years, in which he lost his uncle to.
“There is a lot happening in our communities these days, and its up to us as artists to do something about social issues facing the youth such as the #FeesMustF movement. Taxi violence in that area touches me directly because I lost my uncle due to it and almost lost my mother too.”
Mashayabhuqe went on to encourage the youth to not abandon their roots by trying to keep up with modern trends.
“You know stuff like someone called Sbusiso calling themselves Seebu; that isn’t right because now we are losing our identity, and the rightful meaning behind our names. I am fine being called Mashayabhuqe KaMamba, because then I can give a solid meaning behind that”.
Mashaya is featured on MarazA’s album, Blind, which drops this Friday and also on Okmalumkoolkats’ Mlazi Milano Album. He also mentioned we can expect his first album to drop next year around March.