We recently had a chat with multi award winning singer and songwriter, Donald. He spoke to us about what has been keeping him busy for the first half of the year.
Besides his song with Cici titled Landela, which dropped at the beginning of the year, Donald has been up to quite a lot. His latest single titled Sanctuary Love was released about a month ago features vocalist Zanda Zakuza, Prince Bulo and DJ Tira.
Donald spoke about his passion for mentoring young up and coming artists. He mentored young talent from last season’s Idols SA and this seems to have sparked a love for shaping young minds. He says: “There’s a lot of other younger artists that I have been mentoring on the side… I really really believe in young talent.”
Lastly, he spoke about his upcoming album which he plans to release early next year. The album is titled Her Name Is and Donald explains that it solely celebrates women.
“It will speak about the importance and the value of a name to a woman. Because I feel like women need a reminder to remember why they are here and their value.”
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WATCH: HHP On His latest EP & Finding A Balance With His Music
HHP dropped his aptly named EP, Feels Good To Be Back about 2 weeks ago and the result was what we imagine has been missing in music for a young minute. The veteran rapper is working on his 10th studio album which is set to drop next year so in the mean time, he teased us with his 5 track EP.
The 5 tracks on the EP are all different sounds and feels that place HHP in a position where we have never heard him before. He describes it as an “experimental” side of himself and this is most def audible from the first track.
Almost the entire EP features up and coming producer, Hugo flash who did a splendid job in the sound and quality of the beats.
We sat down with him and he explained the concept behind the EP as well as how the project came about. He also spoke a little about how he met Hugo Flash who produced almost the entire EP.
“For me, the EP was a journey of like the different sonic sounds that we’ve been experiencing in South Africa from the time I started in 2009 as hip Hop Pantsula… I wanted to kind of like find a middle ground for the older generation Hip Hop lover to the new age as well.”
“I wanted to kinda show people that music isn’t so much about trend but just about relevance. You can always just find your way in anywhere. Because music is just different shades of colour and depending on how you put it together, that’s how you get your beautiful piece.”
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