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Chitown emcee 5Nazh aka Lincoln The Prezident has never shied away from adressing real life issues in his raps.His latest drop featuring Calisoka on the chorus doesn't deviate from that norm.Titled Zvine Basa rei the track was released in collaboration with Uncle Rhymes Records and sees The Real Beats on production.

Lincoln lays bare the soul of the ghetto on acoustic chords detailing how young males in the ghetto have resorted to borderline criminal activity to survive in a country where opportunities come dressed as your last name.Ladies don't have it any easier either with hunger at home,peer pressure leading them to rampant unfaithfulness and the arms of sugar daddies to keep the sugar basin at home full.When society judges and sees substance abusing psychopaths the thick skinned  under pressure youngins simply shrug it off with the rhetorical question Zvine Basa Rei/What Does It Matter

Joy Rukanza stylised Jøy is a true cosmopolitan a citizen of the world.Born and bred in Bulawayo she would pursue education and a career in America.She has had her stints in Britain and South Africa and its not surprising her first major drop in years was a bop titled New Day featuring Kid X the venerated SA rapper and cofounder of Rap Lyf alongside Kwesta.

In less than two months Jøy is back with another single and as usual its her vocal range which stands out making one forgive all those sailors of old we thought were naive when they crashed to their deaths following the mesmerising voices of the sirens.Produced by Murphy Cubic Roses likens love to the proverbial bed of roses.The one in charge of the garden might do the most pampering and taking care of the garden but if the flowers aren't ready to bloom its all in vain.Likewise the rose might try to reach its full potential but in the absence of care it simply wilts

In 2001 Zimbabwean rap pioneer the legendary Shingirayi Sabeta then known as Mau Mau released a project called Mfecane.So potent,futuristic and rooted in reality were its lyrics that listening to them now you would think he wrote them from the future.Take Amai Ethiopia for example,the song which was covered by Maskiri a few weeks ago word for word with a new beat and Maskiri's signature delivery and its like a portrait of Africa as we know it now.

Xenophobia,looking down on our skin while glorifying everything European,the locking up of petty criminals while huge robberies of national coffers by big wigs are ignored are some of the  issues  Mau Mau tackled two decades ago but unfortunately they still hit home.World bank financing unfair loans to repay other unfair loans,wars financed by the West to allow for the looting of Africa and child soldiers also make the cut proving how timeless Mau Mau's music is as these things are going on still.Shout out to Maskiri himself a legend for bringing light to this forgotten gem and alerting a younger generation about the classic thats Mfecane.You can stream Mfecane on Shingirayi Sabeta's Bandcamp

Its usually hard to describe multitalented lads and lasses properly and its equally hard to quantify their talent and put it on artistic scales to decide which part of their repertoire supercedes the other.Take Mitch Uta for example,he could be content behind the camera shooting cinematic brilliance in the form of videos like Holy Ten's Appetite or Tanto Wavie's John Vhura gedhi.Instead when he puts down the camera he picks up the microphone and spits lava on cuts like Voodoo.

As if thats not enough he dabbles in vocal excellence tapping into his inner Bobby Brown (minus the drugs of course).His latest undertaking is One Minute Madness an artistic endeavour in which he attempts to destroy inside a minute every beat he touches.His latest target was Streets by Doja Cat which inspired the infamous Silhouette Challenge.Peep the visuals below and tell us if you ain't ready for episode four.