Shimza has boldly declared that South African Hip Hop is dead. The House DJ who was in conversation with Hip Hop DJ Ms Cosmo when he made that courageous statement.
In the past two weeks, SA Hip Hop trended but not because the local artists did something worth talking about, but because people were debating whether the genre is no more indeed. There are a few exciting new artists in the industry, one of them being Blxckie who is on everybody’s lips.
Relevancy is also something people debate, with AKA, Nasty C, A-Reece and a few others being the only men standing at this point. Even one of the biggest artists Cassper Nyovest abandoned Hip Hop and migrated to Amapiano because he believes the genre has less politics.
DJ Shimza is the latest star to speak about his disappointment at the genre, saying it is dead. “Hip Hop died a long time ago in South Africa,” he said to an astonished Ms Cosmo who told him that he should not kill them whilst they are still alive.
“You guys need to do something honestly…with the state of Hip Hop in the country…” he said shaking his head. “Right now it’s at the bottom,” he added. Cosmo said Shimza never liked the genre anyway but he argued that he does not have a problem with the genre in fact during his one man shows, he had a huge Hip Hop lineup.
He hints that there’s no other hip-hop artist to book other than AKA and Blxckie pic.twitter.com/xwizk3CWHo
DJ Shimza says Hip-Hop is dead in South Africa.
He hints that there's no other hip-hop artist to book other than AKA and Blxckie pic.twitter.com/xwizk3CWHo
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Shimza then acknowledged that Hip Hop is still relevant but only because of AKA and Blxckie, but he could not continue and name other people, emphasising how bad it actually is. “That’s how bad it is.”