The Mcpotar EP Review

Disclaimer: The following review has nothing to do with the author’s relationship with Mcpotar but is the point of view of an avid...

http://bit.ly/epmcpotar




Disclaimer: The following review has nothing to do with the author’s relationship with Mcpotar but is the point of view of an avid Zim Hip-Hop fan (in this case the author). Anyway what better person to grill than family? *insert mischievous laugh here*

Finally! It’s out after many release rescheduling dates. The much-anticipated #TheMcpotarEP dropped on the 24th of July after a successful run of its preceding singles (Drop Some More and Like Me respectively). There are quite a handful of producers on this project (i.e. The Hitmen, DJ Krimz Beatz, Royal Prince, Amvis Instruments, ChiQoore, KingKong Beats) but is this what we were really waiting for?

Let me break it down for you…..

Where I Belong (Feat. Carlo)

This apparently is the song that started the idea of an EP. Some intro tracks start off hyper but Potar chose to have a chill track as the intro to the EP. I’m not really sure if Carlo finished the hook, as it sounds incomplete but the verses are listenable as Potar proclaims that spitting on the mic is where he belongs. If you noticed the “ikon” tag, you’re spot on, DJ Krimz Beatz of IkoNik Muzik Group. 

Like Me (Feat. Annie)

Read the review for the second single from the EP here

Drop Some More

Read the review for the first single from the EP here

Everything (Feat. NK)

The left, right panning on the track’s intro was a hinderance to my listening to this track but I had to brave it for this review. Another insightful track into Potar’s life, an ode about self-reflection where he has “everything”, when others may seem like they have achieved more than him. A relatable track, especially in this day and age where continous comparisons are made by society. Not really sold on the beat choice for this one.

Popota (Feat. Sharky)

Now this one, hahaha THIS IS MY JAM RIGHT HERE!!!! Potar’s second team-up with The Hitmen, who produced the viral single Drop Some More. A number of topics touched on here, namedrops included, from Crooger, Schingy, Shingie Kaondera, The Nashs, chemically-induced yellowbones (caramel face, dark chocolate feet). 

“Drinks on every song, muchaita bed-wetting”

Apparently this track was inspired by Nice Bhachi (Anonzi Xndr to the rest of y’all) on his Marukaz verse. This could have easily been called #Provokatif. The only thing that concerned me was the difference in clarity of Potar’s voice, compared to Sharky’s. I’m guessing it’s the use of different mics or maybe mastering (well it’s only slight). Sharky’s verse is not to be slept on. Young man brought the heat and proved that he too can ‘popota’.

Amma Beast (Feat. Navy Seal & Cashbid)

Amma beast. Killer bars expected here, that’s what screamed at me when I saw the title. This sis one of those braggadocio, in-your-face bars that have become synonymous with Zim Hip-Hop. The hook is okayish but could have been better. Potar goes in first, followed by Family Bizness partner-in-rhyme Navy Seal telling us why he’s a beast.

Third verse I wasn’t impressed with. I’ve listened to Cashbid before on other tracks and this was average delivery for me. The usual commanding demeanour he has was missing here. It’s easy to miss most of his punchlines, and yes I’m comparing Cashbid to Cashbid. Most might say this is a dope verse and I’m hating but I’ve heard better, from him.

Murderous Methodology

This sounds like a freestyle, with a boom bap type of beat where Mcpotar showcases his lyrical prowess.  a couple of shoutouts at the end signaling the official end of the EP.
 

2AM (Feat. Navy Seal) [Bonus Track]

I was expecting a Navy Seal verse on this track, no lie but alas he was restricted to the hook (sabotage? Lol). My other favourite track off the EP. This track speaks to me, as I’m always up at 2AM, dunno about the progress part. Trap beat was courtesy of KingKong Beats out of SA. A necessary bonus track that completes the curtain call.

A surprising omission from the EP is My Struggle, Your Struggle, which would have made for a sufficient bonus track. 

Overally I think, with the help of friends and associates, this is a solid EP. It is more than just a few tracks thrown together but is the coming together of different minds from different backgrounds to paint a combined picture. This is a step up from Mcpotar’s previous musical efforts and the experimentation with a newer sound seems to have paid dividends. I hope this EP is a sign that Metaphors We Live By (Mcpotar’s rumoured debut album) is on it’s way to us in the not so near future.                                                                                                                                                     

Like on Facebook: Mcpotar

Follow on Twitter: @mcpotar

View his site: www.mcpotar.com

COMMENTS

Name

: Savage,1,#LLOR,1,#SOTG4,1,#teamHandei,3,#teamREHAB,49,#TheImperfect9ine,1,#Tirikutonga,1,#WayBack,1,0-25,2,2013,1,2014,4,2015,191,2016,361,2016. Feature,1,2017,63,3:14 Records,1,3nican Entertainment,3,4_kus,2,40 Music,1,4uxion Beatz,3,54 Records,1,7:30 Apparel,1,8L,5,A Day In The Life Of A Pimp,1,A. Taylor,2,ABC,2,Abedi,2,AbNORM,2,Adrian Tate,1,Aewon Wolf,1,African Hip-Hop,15,Afro-Global Group,1,Afro8oi,1,Age McSoul,5,Aguila,1,Aguilas,1,Ahsayn Beatmaker,4,Akira Slayz,2,Album,38,Album Launch,2,alka nemo,2,Alkanemo,2,AM Films,2,Amard,1,Amazon,2,Ambush,2,Amelia,1,Amiz,1,Ammara Brown,5,AMTNT Music,2,Amvis,2,Amvis Instruments,3,AmvisAMG,1,Annie,2,Anonzi Xndr,62,Anozi Xndr,1,Arcade Music,1,Arcane,1,Arnold Gara,1,Art Department,11,Artists,1,Artline Films,1,Asaph,19,Aston,3,Aura The Poet,2,Avo Apparel,1,AWA,4,AyKay,1,AyTee,7,Baba Tencen,1,Baller,9,Bang,2,Bars Son,3,BaShupi,3,Bazuka Records,4,Beast,1,Beat Tape,4,Beav City,8,Before Dawn: The Sire,2,Begotten Sun,9,Benny B,1,Bhero,1,Bhundu Records,1,Big Boy Business,2,Big Midget,1,Big Sean,1,Big Will,1,BigShots,26,Bindura,3,Bishop,1,BizNez,1,Black Diamond,1,Black Orchestra,1,Black Panther Music,1,Black Phantom Films,8,Blackbird,1,Blackwhite,1,BlacPerl,12,Blaqs,2,Blax,2,Blessed Genius Souls,1,Blog,1,Blogger,1,Blogs,1,Blood Money Jacob,1,Boi Mac,4,Boi Panda,2,Boi Tricky,1,Boi-B,1,Boneman,1,Book of Marcques,2,Born Allahu 7,1,Bouy Tace,3,Boy Tricky,12,Brad,1,Brands By Anonzi,2,Brian G,2,Briss Mbada,3,Brownxin,5,Brucie B,1,Bryce Nation,2,BryThreeSixty,16,Buffalo Souljah,1,Bulawayo,72,Burg Boiz,12,C Bleech,3,C Verb,1,Cal_Vin,42,Carlo,2,Cashbid,16,Casper Beatz,12,Cassper Beatz,2,Cassper Nyovest,1,Centauri,2,Certified Heat,386,Changamire,1,Chante,1,Chanter TJ,1,Charlie Zimbo,11,Chillaphonia Music Group,3,ChiQoore,1,Chitungwiza,37,Chizzoe,8,Chosen,1,Chris James,5,Chris Shoca,4,Christian Hip-Hop,19,Christian Rap,12,Chrizzy,1,Chuckie Ayisa,1,Church Bizness,1,Church Boyy Bizness,1,Chyllur,3,Cindy Munyavi,2,CJ,2,Clady Banks,5,Cleo,1,Clientele Money Ent,3,CMEL Awards,1,Coax,1,Coco Master Zim,1,Coded,1,COG Beatz,3,COM3M0,1,Controversial,1,Cool Dude,2,Courtney Antipas,12,Covill James,2,Cracdolla,1,Creative Pot,4,credibility,1,Crimson Blu,5,Croft,1,Cronix,1,CutFface,1,Cutty Beats,1,CuttyBeats,1,CYM,2,Cypher,2,D-Block,1,D.O.C,1,D.YungAdonis,1,Da Grapevine,1,Da Kid Verse,1,Da Real,2,Dark Shades Entertainment,3,DaRuler,1,Datafae,1,Dawce Wacho,3,Decarpo Dayz,1,Deep In The Burg,7,Defined Composition,1,Destiny Media,1,Dexter Baysiq,4,DGV,2,Dhadza D,1,diaspora,22,Dice,4,Dimitri,1,Discover Music,335,Diss,19,dizzy d,1,DJ Krimz Beats,2,DJ Krimz Beatz,26,DJ Langton B,3,DJ Mac Breezy,1,DJ Mellow T,1,DJ Mixes,1,DJ Mulb,3,DJ Oil,1,DJ Steers,1,DJ Tamuka,6,DJ Towers,7,DJ Trixxstar,1,Djembe Monks,1,DKR,1,Dobba Don,3,Documentary,1,DollaSign Music,12,Don Cavelle,11,Don P,1,Donne,1,Dope Society,1,Double M,1,Dough Major,1,download,1,Drop Some More,1,Drum Dada,1,Druu,1,Dubstep,1,Duc3,1,Dutch,6,EcoCash,2,EDM,1,EL Deeper,1,ElDeeper,1,Elevated,1,Elf,2,EnQore,1,EP,32,Event,18,Ex Q,3,ExQ,3,F.A.R.O,1,F.E.A.R,1,F.I.O,1,Fab Johnson,4,Family Bizness,18,FancyBeats,1,Feature,142,Featured,1,Female Bhuru,1,Femcee,20,Few Kings,1,FGT,1,First Class,9,Flabbz Ashton,3,Flexxo,4,Fluid,1,Foster,8,France,1,Free Bars Fridays,4,Freeman,1,Freestyle,20,Friday Night,4,Frodo,2,Ftr,7,Fun F,3,Fun_f,21,G Records,15,G-Flinx,1,G.I.L,1,Gallis Kush,2,Geek M,1,Geeky M,1,Ghana,1,Gigi LaMayne,1,Gimel Gunyana,1,Glitch Hop,1,Global Records,17,Gnik,1,God,1,God Nations,1,Goldfinga,4,Gosh,1,Gospel Rap,2,Graphic Designing,1,Green Blood,1,Griff Jones,2,Griffin,1,Gt Flykidd,1,gTbeats,12,GTi,2,Guardian Records,1,GudNtentionZ,4,Gudo Guru,1,Guluva Se7en,6,Guspy Warrior,1,GuuDmuNHu,1,Gwagz,7,Gweru,2,Gze,19,H2O,1,H3NRY,1,HAMUKO,2,Harare Hairarwe,1,Herby Dangerous,1,Hit Empire Music,1,Hit Music Empire,3,Hit Squad Music Group,1,Hitman,2,Hold Your Head,1,Hope Masike,1,Huby Blakes,2,Hundare,1,HWMiT,1,Ibho,1,ICT Entertainment,1,Icy Murda,2,ID3 tags,1,iKoNik Musik Group,8,IkoNik Muzik Group,5,Ill Manner,2,Im Fly,1,Indigo Saint,5,Interview,11,Invision Studios,2,Inzwa,1,IRA,2,Ishy X,11,Isis,1,Isuu,1,iTunes,22,J Dot,1,J Dumza,1,J Nova,3,J-Nova,1,J. Nova,1,J.A.Z,1,Jackson de Zimboy,1,Jae Mac,4,Jae Myk,1,Jamal,5,Jay,4,Jay Galactik,2,Jay Mashaire,1,Jayden,1,JAZ,1,Jdot,1,Jesus Positive Muzik,1,Jibilika Dance Festival,1,Jnr Brown,16,Jnr. Brown,1,Joel Chiweda,1,Jungle Entertainment,2,Jungle Fever,1,Jungle Kid,4,Juwela,1,Kadoma,1,kamzthxpxpe,1,Kapital K,6,Karizma,9,Karma,4,Karville,1,Kastique,1,Kata,1,KayGee40,1,KD Summerz,1,Kenako Music,7,Kid Flo,1,Kid Kurupt,1,Kid Moola,2,KiDD Aktive,12,Kikky Badass,6,KiNG AkTive,5,King Ed,2,King Kus,1,King Marcus,1,King Static,1,KingKong Beats,1,Kingsville,52,KIRF,1,Klasiq,9,Kontrol Tribe,1,Kornerstone Music Group,1,Kosha Management,1,Krayzie K,1,Krayzie Majik,1,Kritic Igwee,2,Kritical,3,Kronik,3,Kudah,1,KYD,3,KYN,17,LA Josh,4,Lampy Zkit,1,LaToya,1,LAVISH Entertainment Group,1,Leedy,1,Left Overs,1,Legacy Empire,1,Lens Blur,1,Levonte,1,Lexxkay,1,Lifestyle Entertainment,1,Lincoln the Prez,3,Lindsay the Dude,1,Lirrik,1,Listening Session,1,Liyon Media,1,Lkat,1,Loud 5,1,Love,1,Love & Hip-Hop,1,Lucqui Se7en,2,Luveve,1,LV5 Ent,1,LWDR,3,Lyric Video,1,Lyrical Redesign,1,M-Town,1,M1,1,MAB,2,Mabeatz Eshumba,4,MaBornFree,1,Maestro IV,6,Magamba Network,1,Maison roslee,1,Majestic Music International,9,Major,1,Mambo Trigga,1,MaOBama,1,Marcques,15,Marcus Mafia,3,Mariachi,10,Marondera,1,Martian,1,Marukaz,1,Marvin,2,Maskiri,1,Masofa Panze,14,Masofa Panze 3,1,MasofaPanze,2,MasofaPanze2,1,Massiv,2,MaStandards,5,Masvegas,2,Masvingo,2,Mau Mau,1,MC Chita,11,MC Cut,11,MC CUT. MC Chita,1,MC Silence,1,McDie,1,Mcknife,5,Mclyne Beats,23,Mcpotar,28,McZee,10,Media,1,Meister,3,Mellow Creme,1,Melody,1,Mercury,1,Metaphysics,1,Meyniak,13,MH1,5,Mile,17,Millz,1,Miss Kiddy,1,Misty,1,MixMasters,3,mixtape,23,Mixxy,1,MK47,2,Mlue Jay,4,MMT,3,Mobx,1,Mode 9,1,Morning Glory,1,Movement Media,1,Mr Elders,1,Mr Johnson,1,Mr Latin,2,Mr Nobody,1,Mr Noxxa,2,Mudiwa,3,Mugo,4,Mukoma,1,mUnetsi,5,Music Beyond Borders,2,Mutare,4,MYK,2,MykePimp,19,Mzoe 7,1,N.I.C,1,Naboth Rizla,3,Nash Da King,5,Nashe,1,NashVerb,1,Nation Music Ent.,3,Navy Seal,18,Nderemahara,1,Ndiri Fly,1,Nemo Da Nemesis,1,Nesto,1,New Africa,1,New Perspective,1,New Rules Entertainment,16,New Single,1,News,93,Ngoma Yarira,4,Nib Crouch,3,Nifty,1,Nina Grande,1,Nizzy Raps,1,Noble Stylz,26,Nyasha Timbe,6,O-25,1,OLO,1,OLOVA,4,Omry,1,On Me,1,One Entertainment,8,One Nation,1,Orthodox Six,1,Oskid,2,P Mula,2,P.O.Y,2,Panda,2,Party,1,Peekay,2,Peeto,1,Petrah,1,Phanas,3,Phante,1,PHD,2,Phuture Phil,2,Platinum Prince,1,Pmula,10,Pombonoka,1,POY,6,Prayersoul,1,Preach,1,Press Conference,1,Press release,1,Pride Roc Records,4,Prime Nero 7,3,Private Lounge,1,Prometheus,1,Promics,3,Promo Single,4,Prophecy,3,Provokatif,7,Q-Rigga,2,Quazor,1,Quence.Motion,13,Quonfuzed,2,R. Peels,9,Radioactive,1,Radiofien,4,Ralph Level,11,Rants,1,Rap,2,Rap Killaz,1,Ras Celeb,1,Ray,1,Raydizz,1,Rayo Beats,5,RayZeEm,1,Real Beatz,1,Rehab Entertainment,35,Release,30,Releases,1,REMIX,7,reSpekkT the Art,38,Retro Sound Entertainment,1,Reverb7,1,Review,1,Revonok Thundaz,1,Rhyme Assassin,2,Ride With Us,2,Road Block Music,1,Robbie Illsicker,2,Rodney,1,Rodney TG,1,Roki,3,Roman Rap Studios,1,Rootz,1,Rough Music,1,Royal 80 Records,4,Royal Media Group,5,Royal Prince,1,Royal Records,2,Run Jozi,1,Run263,1,RYT Media Group,1,Sacha,1,Sago,1,Sango ReShumba,1,Savage,6,Schingy,20,Scrip Mula,1,Seengy,4,Sekutamba Sekuseka,2,Serious Crew Records,1,Serious DJs,1,Services,2,Shannel ZW,4,Sharky,49,ShaSha,2,Shayzar,1,Sheraine,1,Shiddoh Brown,1,Shingi Mangoma,1,Shingirayi,1,Shoko Festival,3,Showtime Africa,2,Showtime Records,4,Showtime Records Africa,4,Sim Slaiya,3,Simba Tags,3,Simba Tagz,20,Simz27,1,Sinbad90,7,Single,381,Singles,1,Sinte,1,Sister Flame,1,Skati Sami,2,Sky City Uno,6,Sky Rocket Films,1,Slakk Og,1,Slasha,1,Slick Beezy,2,Smylie,3,Snazza,1,So Nice Records,1,Soko Matemai,5,Solo Killer,1,Sonora Records,1,SOON,1,SOTG,2,SOTG Academy,1,Soul Afrika,3,Soul Jah Love,1,Soul T Flow,1,SoundCloud,1,Sp3kkSaturdays,2,Sp3kkTrumn,4,Spaceboy Records,4,Spekk Recommends,3,SpekkTrumn,4,Spinalong Music,1,Spit Bar Fridays,2,State of Art,3,Stay Fly Clan,2,Stayz,1,Still Gift,2,Street Wise Killaz,1,Studio Felonies,3,Stunner,9,Stunnerman,1,Stylez-A,1,Success,2,Swagg Bakers,1,Sway Th3rd,1,Swayyz Beatz,1,Swisha Gang,3,Swiska,1,Swoosh Sundays,1,synik,5,T-Collar,1,T.shoC,6,T1 WeMa1,15,Tabby Kay,1,Tafara,2,Taffyrover,1,Tafinalizer,1,Take Fizzo,10,Takura,15,Tamba,2,Taps115,2,Tash Mwana Wamai,2,Tasha Boy,1,Tatea Da MC,3,Tayce,1,Taz Da Prince,5,Tazzoita Ca$h Records,1,TDK,1,Team Bhoo,7,team Jecha,1,teamBho,7,teamBhoo,5,teamREHAB,3,Technology,3,Teeko,1,Tehn Diamond,26,TeleCash,1,Terry Kush,1,Terry Potter Rain,2,Terry Shan,5,Teysean,1,TGonz,10,Tha Pro,1,Thabbz,2,That Travolta Guy,8,ThatStonerNexttoYou,1,Thawainda Thai,1,Thaza,2,The Art Department,3,The Basement,1,The Don,1,The Fixx,1,The Future,2,The Ghost,1,The Hip-Hop Catalyst Show,1,The Hitmen,23,The iKon,2,The Mcpotar EP,3,The Monkey Nuts,1,The Perfect Tehn,2,The Saints,1,The Scarecrow,1,The Volt,1,The White Album,1,TheMcpotarEP,1,This Flag,1,Thundaclap,1,Ti Beatz,1,Ti Gonzi,12,Tiara Baluti,8,Tibbly,1,Tich,1,Tinashe,1,Tinashe Makura,1,Tinaye,1,Tisu Ngoda Dzacho,7,Tisu Vaye Vaye,1,Tizzy,3,Tkae Chidz,2,Tman,1,TMG,4,To The World,1,Tocky Vibes,3,Tone Lakeside,5,Trace Elements,1,Tracklist,1,Trae Yung,6,Trap C,1,Trapboii James,1,TRAPP3D,1,Trapped,1,Tre Master Chuchu,2,Trevor Dongo,1,Trey XL,3,Tricky J,11,Trinnie Beats,1,TRK,5,Tru North,1,Tulk Munny,5,TV Show,8,Two Under,1,Two words,1,TYM,1,Typical,1,Typical Kings,1,Tytan,2,Ulenni,2,Uncle Sam,1,Ur Highness,6,V Class,1,VENGEmuzik,6,Verseless,13,Veryus,2,Vhedza,7,VI The Law,13,VicJITA,2,Vicshaee,1,VicTaks,1,Video,130,Video Shooting,1,Videos,1,Views,2,Vince the Producer,1,Vito,4,Vitu,1,Viva Samson,1,VktaEnlisted,25,Vlog,1,VoeDoo,3,Volte Face Records,1,Whatsapp,1,While You Were Sleeping,2,Whitney Cash,1,Willis Wataffi,1,Winners Circle,5,Word On The Street,1,Xndr,1,Xristustix,1,Yagi Dojo,5,Yanalchi,2,Yedu Entertainment,2,Yiso,5,Yohwe,1,Young Gamez Entertainment,1,Young Nags,2,Young Red,3,Young Stan,2,Youngnash,16,Youngswaga,1,Yuckmouth,3,Yung Adonis,1,Yung Tyran,12,Yung Zif,2,Zaangoma,10,Zarzu,1,Zee,1,Zim Dancehall,2,Zim Hip-Hop,56,Zim Hip-Hop Awards,19,Zim HipHop,4,Zim Link,1,Zim Rich,1,Zim Son Clothing,4,Zim Trap,6,Zimbabwe,1,ZimHipHop,13,ZiTsoTsi Movement,1,Zubbz,1,
ltr
item
Support Zim Hip-Hop Blog: The Mcpotar EP Review
The Mcpotar EP Review
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-G50wq0Wri8U/U9t5jXXcBsI/AAAAAAAAAKg/r-4jEtsUecg/s1600/10341864_10152810784034535_8236831203026577119_n.png
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-G50wq0Wri8U/U9t5jXXcBsI/AAAAAAAAAKg/r-4jEtsUecg/s72-c/10341864_10152810784034535_8236831203026577119_n.png
Support Zim Hip-Hop Blog
http://www.supportzimhiphop.co.zw/2014/08/the-mcpotar-ep-review.html
http://www.supportzimhiphop.co.zw/
http://www.supportzimhiphop.co.zw/
http://www.supportzimhiphop.co.zw/2014/08/the-mcpotar-ep-review.html
true
4631158772039368197
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy