It’s time of the year again, tempers blowing up, social network rants increase, beefs increase, can you sense it? Yes, this has beco...
It’s time of the year again, tempers blowing up, social network rants increase, beefs increase, can you sense it? Yes, this has become an all too familiar environment for the Zim Hip-Hop Awards. It always is surrounded with some controversy of sorts. From fake views, #HatipfekeMabeads to being manhandled in clubs it’s always action-packed.
Without further ado let us dissect the categories, shall we?
1. BEST MALE
- Noble Stylz
This award, for me is basically a sum up off other categories. My prediction would be that Noble Stylz will take this one home, having appeared 5 times on the nomination list. He has also made himself very visible.
Only other person I see taking this is Schingy, we all know why…….
2. BEST FEMALE
• Trae Yung
This one is an obvious no-brainer, Trae Yung takes this one, got us all singing #Ndikoko.
Never heard of Misty and I last heard anything from Dice a decade ago. At least MK47 put out something this year.
3. BEST COLLABORATION
• Ma1 (REMIX) - Peekay ft Roki , Briss Mbada, Legend Elly, Stunner, MMT
• Musanyepere vanhu - Maskiri ft Munetsi and Quonfuzed
Obviously I’d pick my favourite for this one but putting all factors into consideration Ndamutswa (REMIX) will take this one.
4. BEST HIP HOP GROUP
• Team Bho
• Dolla sign music
• Studio Fellonies
Team Bho looks like they got this one in the bag. They’ve been sticking out like a sore thumb
5. BEST NEWCOMER
• Noble Stylz
• Trey XL
• Kidd Aktive
Not really sure how they describe this category but “Masofa Panze”.
6. BEST ALBUM
• Blood Money Jacob - P.O.Y
• MMT LP - MMT
• The Many Moods - Trae Yung
• Number 1 – Mudiwa
Why do I have the feeling that they’re gon give it to MMT?...............................................
7. BEST PROMOTER
• Black Bird- Hot Box
• Prometheus - Zim Hip-Hop Report
• Plot Mhako - Jibilika dance
• Elton Bryce
• Mark Vusani – It’s bigger than hip hop
Errrr I assumed Best Promoter included those that promoted events/shows. I’ll have to put my money on either Plot Mhako or Prometheus for this one. Plot because he’s holding down the b-boy element of Hip-Hop and Prometheus has been been trying to put spotlight on upcoming rappers through his Saturday Zim Hip-Hop Report Show and his Rap Cities series of mixtapes.
Doesn’t Bryce only promote his imprint Bryce Nation Music?
Someone please enlighten me on who Mark Vusani is. Does he have an A.K.A?
8. BEST DIASPORA
• Rymes beatz
• Rhyme Assassin
• Kapital K
• Gt beatz
Best Diaspora what exactly? The logic here is fuzzy. Doesn’t Gt beatz produce for Ice ‘N’ Roses (Nox’s label}? We’ve seen Rymes with his AHHB collaboration tracks, Phil Chiyangwa (with Jnr. Brown), Live It Up (with FTR and Ab-Norm), Against The Wall (with Simba Tagz and Metaphysics). I’m sure you get the picture now………………
9. BEST RADIO DJ
• davis mugadza and mariachi
Although ALL these DJs drop Zim Hip-Hop on a daily, only Davis and Mariachi managed to create a chart for it in their show. So yeah, you know who I put my money on there, but I see you KVG *grins*
10. BEST CLUB DJ
• Marc Vusani
• Dj Kenny
• Dj Deenosh
• Dj Carter
Hmmmm Marc Vusani we meet again! Is this the best club DJ supporting Zim Hip-Hop or just playing it? Another fuzzy one here. Not a clubaholic (yes, I just created that word) . We all Raydizz on Hamuko right? He dropped one or two of his own tracks. If that’s not support I don’t know what is.
11. BEST GOSPEL ACT
• Shingirayi mau mau
• Ill Ceey
• Lil Megaz
Never heard Lil Megaz material but this seems like a war between Ill Ceey (now known by his government name Courtney Antipas) and Mudiwa.
12. BEST ONLINE MEDIA
• Push zw
Ehem! I’ve been asked why I’m not on this list. Let me break it down like this. I didn’t submit an application for nomination because I found the forms unnecessarily long and redundant, felt more like a security background check form (If no money/academic activity is involved I don’t find documents more than 2 pages long worth filling out). So yeah, that’s the short of why I’m not there. Happy now? Good, now we can move on to the juicy part……
3 Mob only seems to cover Zim Hip-Hop from a single area (more than likely the North Samora area) plus it is not a predominantly hip-hop site.
AHHB falls into the same bracket as 3-mob except that this IS a predominantly Hip-Hop site. I’ve been a constant follower of it since it was still called 25toLyf. Recently saw my young bro Sharky get featured on it but yeah, we all know where their loyalty lies.
Big Bro Potar deserves this one, from articles, interviews, comic strips, animations he did them all, from both sides of the Samora. This seems to be a more balanced coverage of Zim Hip-Hop. What more do you want after that? I’ll wait………………
13. BEST HIP HOP JOURNALIST
• Sindiso Dube
• Nigel Pfunde
• Yeukai Karengezeka
• Tasha Gwiza
The criteria used for this category, lord knows. Are they accredited? More power to whoever wins. I won’t even predict this one.
14. VIDEO OF THE YEAR
• P.O.Y - Dirty Game
Blackbird’s vid was dope but does it fit in the stipulated period? It may be a year too late. Im throw the dice here and say that P.O.Y should get it.
15. SONG OF THE YEAR
• Tambisa - Tricky J
• Ma1 - Peekay
• Bho - Schingy
• Number 1 - Mudiwa
• Ghidha – Stunner
Mamonya (Ma1) has to be Song of the Year, cemented by the Ba Shupi feature and Simba Tagz production. Tambisa comes in a close second.
16. PEOPLE CHOICE BY PUBLIC VOTE
• Tehn Diamond
• Tricky J
• Simba Tagz
Voting platform for People's Choice opens Wednesday 3 December 2014. To vote for your favorite artist SMS or whatsapp once to +263 775 093 064
People’s Choice could very likely go to Tehn Diamond, courtesy of the SOTGs (as his fanbase is popularly known as). Mkoma Stunner also stands a chance here, as in this category it’s not about what you put out but how strong your fanbase is
17. BEST PRODUCER
• Simba Tagz
• Anonzi Xndr
• DJ Krimz Beatz
• Mr Noxxa
Gosh! Speaking my mind on all these categories is actually hard work. Producer of the year? Hmmmmm this is a tough one. For answers we’d have to look into Best Female, Best Male, Best Collaboration, Best Album. If the awards are fair, DJ Krimz Beatz takes this one home (hopefully no backstage repossession shananigans like the ZIMA ones).
18. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT – Mizchif
No arguments here. #Salute
I know none the participants of the following categories so I'm just gon list them.
19. BEST SOLO DANCER
- Tanaka Roki
- Shane Pullen
- Ralphe Bote
- Billiard Kambona
20. BEST DANCE GROUP
- Flip floppers
- Break equation
21. BEST HIGH SCHOOL ACT
- Maniac beazy
- T stays
- Quad time fam
22. BEST FREESTYLE ARTIST
This should be interesting.......
Artists To battle on stage at the main event
Artists to submit freestyle clips to firstname.lastname@example.org
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