A TOTAL of seven high-riding rappers from different cities have come up to remix chart top Boyz Remukute which is making waves on local radio stations.
Produced by Masvingo-born artiste Achieve Moyo, aka DJ Krimz Beatz, and Kadoma’s rapper Innocent Stambuli, aka Sinbad 90s, the track is proving to be undoubtedly the best hip-hop collaboration so far this year with contributors going in hard with punch-lines, word play and metaphors.
Boyz Remukute remix, released on Monday, features Masvingo’s Prince Butawo, aka Noble Stylz, who has been labelled the best vernacular rapper at the moment, Bulawayo’s poet-cum rapper Michael Mupotaringa, aka, McPotar, Chitungwiza’s Marshall Muchenje, aka Shaky, and Baller Mandizha, Covil James and Leroy Dzenga, aka Millz, all from Harare.
The original track concept is derived from gold panning activities happening in mining towns like Kadoma, Kwekwe, Zvishavane, among others, and how panners spend their money after sending the gold.
In an interview with Southern Eye Woza Weekend, DJ Krimz Beatz said he and Sinbad decided on doing a hit track and they were happy it came out as planned.
“It was natural for Sinbad to do a track talking about his city and what happens there, how they get and spend money hence Boyz ReMukute was made. Mukute means gold dust,” DJ Krimz Beatz said.
For a month the original Boyz Remukute track topped charts on local radio station Power FM’s School of Hip-hop Show hosted by Mariachi and Davis Mugadza. It has been played on all local radio stations and received a lot of spins on ZiFM’s The Fixx Show hosted by Deejays T Bass and P Styles.
“Seeing the success of the original and how people were liking the song, a remix was plotted and seven recording artistes recorded on it”, DJ Krimz Beatz added.
Unlike the original track which talks of Kadoma’s gold dealings, the remix brings together the whole country and each among the seven rappers talks of how they get and spend in their own respective cities.
“The remix is about Zimbabwean youths not centralised on Kadoma. We teamed up with most of the high-riding upcoming artistes who told their Zimbabwean story from all cities up to the City of Kings and Queens,” he said.