I’d want to ask you a question before I start talking about Zim hip hop:’Is ZIM HOP HOP RISING?’
I’m STOECH, a 19-year-old rapper from Norton who will turn 20 this year, and I wanted to write about something that’s going on in the industry that could prevent the sector from reaching its full potential in the country or in Africa.
1.To begin, I’d want to discuss the many types of rap that an artist can produce. We are all inspired to participate in the profession by different people, but today we have rappers striving to sound exactly like the rapper that inspired them.
‘You don’t have to sound like Gze, Takura, or Holy ten in order for people to like you the way they enjoy these artists.’
Copying someone else’s style merely demonstrates that you don’t have your own art. Because music is all about art, you should come up with something unique as an artist. You might be astonished to find that people like your style and perhaps tell you that you’re better than the artists you thought were great.
2.Secondly, I’d like to discuss the issue that is causing hip hop to be distorted. We’re all musicians, and we all believe that it’s for the people when we make music. RIGHT NOW, we’re in a marketing situation. An artist’s method of reaching out to his fans is called marketing music. As a result, there are a variety of marketing tactics available, and as technology evolves, the internet has emerged as the most effective tool for promoting your music. We’re all familiar with the various marketing websites and social media platforms, but my focus is on the usage of radio as a marketing approach. Many people believe that listening to radio stations will get you far.
Here in Zimbabwe, the radio only plays clean music, and I have a question.
We can’t assume that language will prevent you from becoming well-known. You may make it big in Zim hiphop if you use Shona or English. Now you’re wondering, ‘Who made it possible for English rapping to become so popular?’ Mc CHITA, aka ZIMBIYANA JONES, is a member of the Zimbabwe Hip Hop Hall of Fame. He is an example of an artist who has succeeded in rapping in English. Don’t get discouraged if you rap in English; keep making music. Music is something that can be pursued as a career, and it must be profitable. We say no to free features, yet I agree with EASI T.r.t when he says he charges $250US for a feature.
I don’t want to say much, but I think we should pay each other for having features as a means of appreciating someone who is talented or good.
Artists must sell their songs in addition to feature money since they cannot pay the beat maker and producer and then receive nothing but whatsapp fire emojis once the song is released. It doesn’t mean you can’t sell your music if you don’t have an iTunes, Tidal, Spotify, or Deezer account.
People can send you money using EcoCash if you sell on Whatsapp. Get up!!! Is this to say that if you’re a rising star, you won’t be able to make a living from music? We need to encourage one another and buy one other’s music if the industry is to remain attractive to work in.
Ladies and gentlemen, I just had to share these ideas with you all. For more of the facts and also my musical updates ;
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