BULAWAYO’S hip-hop artiste Bekithemba Sibanda, aka Thorne, has launched his debut video Heat Wave featuring Spinx.
In an interview with Southern Eye Lifestyle yesterday, Thorne said he wrote the track Heat Wave.
“The launch went very well. This shows that we can excel here in Bulawayo and we do not need Harare to lead us or decide what is good for us as many people have come to believe,” he said.
The video was shot at the roof top of Derby House in Bulawayo where the artiste used to stay when he was young.
“I remember the view of the city of Bulawayo from there and I proposed that we shoot the video there and the producer liked the idea,” he said.
“The song itself is a self-praise poem, a declaration of lyrical fitness.
“This makes the visuals more focused on showing and proving the art of emceeing and that is why the video looks like a cipher. We chose the roof concept as an inspiration and reminder that when ever you do what you want, do it well and sky is the limit,” he added.
“My music is based on personal experiences, that is why I find it easy to address prevalent social ills. I believe talent alone is not enough.
“The industry demands more from artistes. Too many artistes are sitting on good material because they don’t know what to do with it,” he said.
“We had guest performances from Lady Thug, Mzoe, Upper-class, 2dope, P.O.Y, Fresh T and Young Stan. I am glad that Bigger Than Hip-hop has made its mark and proved that we know what we are doing,” he said.
Bigger Than Hip-hop was powered by Klap, Kas-no-valo and was directed by Blaqs and produced by P2daoh and Ingwe studios.
Hip-hop is generally not a popular genré in Zimbabwe.
The genré seems to be thriving in Harare while in Bulawayo hip-hop artistes continue to struggle.
Most promoters in Zimbabwe do not support hip-hop artistes since it is only popular among the youths.