One of the most anticipated Zim hip-Hop albums of the year finally dropped on 18 October 2014 and apparently had more people ...
One of the most anticipated Zim hip-Hop albums of the year finally dropped on 18 October 2014 and apparently had more people in attendance than the Zim Hip-Hop Awards launch party at The Grain (he he he I said It!!!! No Marcques).
Been listening to this one for almost a month now, digesting it slowly so excuse my late review. Heavily co-signed by TMG Rekodz and Platinum Entertainment, with his own Masofa Panze movement, this was Noble Stylz year, hate him or love him. Impatiently waiting for the follow-up to the ground-breaking Masofa Panze, I know I was not alone. It’s one thing to compete with other people but competing with yourself is another thing…. Right! Handei naro!
01. MaBorn Free (Feat. Trae Yung)
02. Nyanzvi (Feat. Blacperl)
This was the third single prior to the album’s release. A controversial track that saw the leak release of Mariiya after the Morning Glory non-release statement. The streets are watching. Heard an all-star remix for this track is in the pipeline.
My favourite chill track on the album, loosely translated to God’s Will. One word for this, dopeness! A definite must listen.
04. Patinosangana (Feat. Arnold Gara)
No album is complete, whatever genre, without a track for the ladies. This is one of those tracks. AG on the hook kuti zvityise.
05. Super Sub (Feat. Quonfuzed)
The second single off the album, featuring the self-procraimed Zim Dancehall King of Style Quonfuzed. Noble be like y’all rappers need to be substituted, isu maSuper Sub tipinde.
06. Dai Maiziva (Feat. Blacperl)
A touching track about the girl child struggles, a topic rarely talked about in Zim Hip-Hop circles.
Now this is superhero music right here. This would’ve been a dope album intro, especially when you look back at Noble’s rise to fame, as he talks about his rise from obscurity. I can have this one on repeat all day.
08. Let Me Know (Feat. Mr Noxxa)
I’m guessing this was intended as a radio single. All the signs and symptoms are here. A mid-tempo love jam about being in a complicated relationship where you need confirmation about where the love is real or not. I know a lot of guys can relate to this, myself included.
09. Vakafa Vakazorora (Feat. Meister & Blacperl)
This was a surprise track to see her, as it was initially advertised as a Meister track, but I guess it’s all love in the Masofa Panze family.
10. Zim Hip-Hop
Upcoming producers The Hitmen seem to be on the rise, having production credits on Mcpotar’s The Mcpotar EP, Trae Yung’s smash hit #Ndikoko, Sp3kkTrumn’s #LLOR and now also on making an appearance on Noble’s album. Yah that’s work.
Zim Hip-Hop talks about the current state of the industry where vernac rappers are not deemed Hip-Hop to stand among their English-spitting counterparts.
11. Tsamba Yekupedzisira
The outro track where he talks about his parents, love for his daughter and his late homie Pollack. Some emotional music for the grown folk. A fitting epilogue to the Mavara Azara Ivhu motion picture.
It’s a well-balanced album, not too deep, not too commercial, that could have been a classic (track order iyo ummmm). Mixing and mastering is on point and a huge improvement from the previous album. DJ Krimz Beatz handled a sizable chunk of production here. I hope we get more videos for this album, or even for the whole album (Boss Spencer I see you). A solid effort from The Masofa Panze King of Wordplay.
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