Rhyme Assassin applaudes Zim Rap Cities


UNITED Kingdom (UK)-based award winning rapper Tichaona Monera, aka Rhyme Assassin, has applauded the works of local promoter Tendayi Zonde — also known as Prometheus — for launching a new music movement titled Zim Rap Cities.


Zim Rap Cities which started in April an audio achieve which is released three times a week via the WhatsApp platform to promote local hip-hop by artists from every corner of the country.

Rhyme Assassin told Southern Eye Lifestyle in an interview that the platform gives the industry necessary competition to make musicians improve.

“Now we get to hear artistes from Bulawayo, Mutorashanga, Gweru, Bindura, Rusape, Kadoma, Chinhoyi, Victoria Falls and other areas where we have never heard anyone from there before. This is pushing the genré forward. There is loads of competition and people are now networking and working out collaborations after discovering talents from all corners,” Rhyme Assassin said.

“If we have more movements, disc jockeys and promoters like these, our music will be more accessible. This is a great start though more is needed to be done.”

The musician urged fellow artistes especially upcoming ones to join the band wagon.

“To be part of this its free, artistes should take advantage of this and help promote the genre and their music as well,” Rhyme Assassin said.

Zim Rap Cities which is now on its volume 17, has covered almost every part of the country and Prometheus vowed to make it bigger and better.

“It’s an attempt to expose ordinary Zimbabweans to diverse hip-hop that is being produced in various parts of the country, It’s not true that the genré is produced by artistes from Harare only and the quality of music produced outside Harare is poor or substandard. People are being deprived of good music, lyrically clean and message filled that’s out there and Zim Rap Cities is getting the music out in the streets via WhatsApp,” Prometheus said.

Prometheus, who is also a musician, made a break into the industry after producing and featuring on the track Loving you by Keisha in 2002. He has eight albums under his belt.

He is also a host on Zim Hip-hop Report broadcast live on ZBC/TV every Saturday.

Artistes who have featured on Zim Rap Cities include Michelle and Tnyce from Bulawayo, Anaah Cash from Gweru, De Accolade and King James from Kwekwe, Splitz Louis from Rusape, Hiz Baller, BrownXin, among others.