It is difficult in Zimbabwean music especially the Zim hip hop genre to attain both fortune and fame. A few musicians have both while others have either with some none.
Last year was a big one for the Zim Hip Hop industry. There was the inaugural Zim Hip Hop industry were some of the topics under review was monetization, airplay, social media among others. The endgame for hip hop musicians is to make money.
Below is the list of Trending Zim hip hop musicians.
Takura Benard Shonhai is also one of the few musicians that is doing well financially. Unlike other rappers flaunting their wealth, the rapper lets his music do the talking. With massive strategies as doing a nationwide tour to market his project Stripped EP. He went further to market the album in Cyprus. Takura scooped a deal with Gtel where he promotes their products.
When one speaks of young talent on the comeup as far as the Zim Hip Hop scene is concerned Tanto Wavie is definitely a trailblazer.Be it in production or serving trappy waves behind the microphone Tanto is very talented and as such a lot of people were genuinely happy when he scooped best newcomer at the 2018 Zim Hip Hop Awards.One taint to his budding legacy however has been his obsession with making follow ups to Takura’s moves and releases but it seems he is ready to become his own man.
As he continues to make inroads towards claiming his seat among the hip hop music greats in the country, Crooger (real name Nyasha Gurure) roped in big names in the genre on his new album “Shumba Dzinoruma” released last year.
The 22 track album features celebrated rappers including Jnr Brown, Briss Mbada, Maskiri and Ti Gonz. It also has voices of celebrated musicians including Diamond Boys, Nox Guni, Leonard Mapfumo and Cindy Munyavi.
Ti Gonzi (real name Tinashe Gonzara) is a Zimbabwean Zim Hip Hop artist based in Harare. He has won some local awards for his music. Some of his popular tracks include Zvenyu and Hurombo which features popular artists Cindy Munyavi. Other collaborations he has done include Ende Makaoma which features Ras Caleb. His songs usually has the line Hipu Hopu yekuGhetto.
The young rapper, who turns 21 this year , also features South African rap superstar, Nasty C, on his forthcoming album, Francesca, due for release on 01 May at the HICC in the capital.
King 98, who has just opened a new chapter at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, where he is pursuing a degree in Music and Arts, has already shared the stage with Nasty C, Winky D and DJ Silence Dosh both in Zimbabwe and abroad.