June 2018

Between 2017 and 2018 continental dancehall star Buffalo Souljah has been on a mission to reclaim his Zimbabwean roots with many scorching singles alongside Zimbabwe's top dancehall acts.One such single is Munamato with Freeman whose video initialy premiered on Trace Africa before making its way to these digital streets.

The video has an occultic angle and it sees Buffalo and Freeman navigate a chilly,dark world filled with sinister looking demons and devils while maintaining a strong belief that God will eventually pull up with all the blessings due to them.

Preparations for the 3rd Lake July Festival are at an advanced stage with the festival's organizers ECRAG set to announce entertainment big shots who will entertain revellers at Lake Chivero from the 27th to the 29th of July non stop.

The festival which initially broke ground as the first festival of its kind way back in 2016 celebrates its 3rd year of existence under the theme A unified festivity lets party together. In keeping with tradition Hunyani Hills Hotel on the shores of Lake Chivero will be the main venue though the whole Lake and areas around it are open for business with a lot of activities to keep patrons occupied being planned

The 27th will serve as a warmup with a Bonfire Party dedicated to festival goers dedicated to the religion of Lituations.The Big Turn Up is for those who want to party on the beach while the 29th will see the mother of all Shutdown gigs close off festivities.Tickets go on sale on the 17th of July at selected outlets among them Chicken Slice,Talk City Joina and Total Service Station Samora Branch.

For accomodation packages and details on how to partner your brand with this Festival whose attendance is often in the thousands do talk to the Lake July team  on infolakejulyfestival@gmail.com
The Masofa Panze clique has been a ZimHipHop staple ever since Masofa Panze Volume 1 dropped 5 years ago.The crew which is made up of Noble Stylz and Blacperl has dropped 5 albums inside 5 years with awards and  the ears of many following suit.

After achieving so much within the ZimHipHop sphere the collective now aims to penetrate popular culture and influence it with their signature Hip Hop aesthetic.As such they are rebranding to Zero Gravity epitomising the spirit of allowing nothing to hold them down.

While music will remain a staple in the camp they are also branching into Fashion,Events Management and Youth Programes meant to give back to the Zimbabwean populace.

To celebrate 5 years in the game and the whole rebranding process Noble Stylz and Blacperl are dropping a joint EP in July which will feature Baba Shupi,Quonfuzed and Trae Yung.The EP will pave the way for their own solo albums slated for later this year
R Peels has dropped the first single off his second studio album with production by Boy Tricky and a video shot by Letter Z Pictures.The song titled Kumusoro soro sees Peels spit  Pharaoh bars about maintaining a high in both his life and career.

As for the album whose working title is Kudenga Kure R Peels hints at a spiritual direction and a sonical approach different from this initial single.The album is due in September and Peels aims to get Dj Towers & Tehn Diamond on the project whose ultimate goal is numbers and Return On Investment to top the critical acclaim/award nominations his previous album received
Crooger has been putting in work in 2018 and he recently added the muteuro video to his impressive 2018 catalogue.The song is a plea for prayers by a soul navigating a world filled with vile men.Aaron Mheta directed the visuals which feature Crooger literally seeking the light at the end of the tunnel while fighting off various temptations from foxy vixens,booze to drugs

For the lead single off his critically acclaimed debut album Takura takes to the streets of London in a sleek BMW coupe.The aspirational joint whose video was shot by Biston touches on Mr Okay Okay's dreams to elevate from an ordinary life to a life of luxury punctuated by fire wheels,designer gear and the finer things in life.