Every once in a while, a musician who is authentic and original emerges and gives a new appreciation for not just the type of music that they make but music as an art form. Mashayabhuqe also known as the Digital Maskandi is one such artist. He has been dropping singles this year and has had memorable features with some dope artists. Today, he is coming with a song titled KwaDukuza.
The song tackles the topic of taxi violence. He says about the song: “I hope someone listens and talk to the entire taxi industry in South Africa. I’m trying to make a change and what a best way to do that in IsiZulu language.” The lyrics represent this and you can hear the sincerity in his voice and his message. In the song, he appeals to the government and those that can help to stop the violence; he also reflects on those that have been killed pointlessly.
The production on this joint is on point. I can hear a little bit of Busi Mhlongo and those heavy Maskandi elements in this joint and that is touching. He draws plenty of influences on this song as he does on most of the music that he puts out. As usual, he has that heavy base and some of those electro elements and the ever present drums. He truly is authentic in the way that he is able to touch on contemporary topics in a manner that is both nostalgic and relevant. He has that old soul thing going on. Good on him for that.
Check him out, he changed his handle from (@Mashayabhuqe_ZA) to (@MrSouthAfrica) because for his love for his country especially with the movements that just make him patriotic and proud to be a child of this country.
Take a listen to the song below!
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