It's almost unthinkable to talk of Zimbabwean HipHop without mentioning the name of one Cal Vin.With over four full length projects,countless singles,numerous stages across continents killed and various awards for his craft Loxion Obama is surely a HipHop mainstay and as such his decision to quit rap last month left many in shock.

He has given his Shoko Festival headlining performance later this month as the official cutoff date for his relationship with Zim HipHop citing lack of respect and lack of support as a major factor in his decision.Cal Vin's video for Thabani (which ironically samples Bulawayo legend Lovemore Majaivana who quit music when his homeys didn't offer the requisite support) seems to confirm that his decision to quit is final.He raps about people tryna chase him out of his city with their hate like they did Majaivana as headlines from various media flashes across the screen. He downs shot after shot of Gin as his stories in the game both good and bad are told through newspaper and blog headlines.


All is not lost though as Vin has said he will use his "retirement" to mentor and groom young talent under his Kontrol Tribe imprint which houses talented kids like GTI, Mawiza and Zizi Azzazi.
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