Consistently reinventing himself, Swizz Beatz is questionably one of the most talented producers in the world right now, and with his highly anticipated album Poison about to drop. The Music is King team are excited to announce his inclusion on the line-up for the upcoming concert set to change the game.
Swizz Beatz, having recently made a massive noise sparking on-going online conversations with his production of the Lil Wayne single Uproar, this famed New York DJ, Rapper and producer is no stranger to SA having recently been here. He will return to play an exclusively curated set for his South African fanbase alongside DJ friend Black Coffee.
The inaugural Music Is King Concert, an international concert experience and brainchild of SA’s own Black Coffee with the support of Soulistic Music and U-Live Africa today announced an additional waves of performers to join headliners Nasty C, Lady Zamar, Burna Boy and Riky Rick at the concert taking place this December in Johannesburg.
Local favourites Kenzhero and DJ China have also been added to the lineup. Having built a huge local and international following , these superstar DJs have been creating music for over two decades.
Also joining the line-up is international label Keinemusik’s own &ME. With his hit track ‘Muye’ remixed by Black Coffee. The song is currently on high rotation on SA airwaves right now. He also recently released his debut EP on DJ Koze’s Pampa Records ‘In Your Eyes’. As co-founder of the incomparable Keinemusik label, &ME has proven to be a master of impeccable delivery in his productions over the past few years.
Internationally acclaimed DJ Black Coffee earlier this month confirmed this mammoth undertaking, the Music is King concert which would feature his industry friends alongside a long list of other surprises not to be announced.
Music Is King set to take place at the Ticket Pro Dome in Johannesburg this December.
AKA Chats Platinum Plaques & Redefining What Accolades Mean To Him
We recently caught up with the Supa Mega, AKA who celebrated a huge milestone last week. The multi talented rapper and businessman hosted an intimate gathering to receive his several plaques for the outstanding work he did on his album, Touch My Blood.
Supa Mega has been on a winning streak
Supa Mega has been on a winning streak since 2016 with him releasing his joint project with Anatii which included several music videos. He had also been on his Supa Mega Tour and when that ended came the Touch My blood tour. This saw the rapper hard at work so it’s understandable that he is a little burnt out.
“I’m tired. Not physically tired, I’m just more emotionally tired, spiritually tired, mentally tired but it’s okay because we did what we came to do. I poured my heart and soul into the album and people really could feel that”, he expresses. And the results have paid off because the accolades and the recognition he has received since this album was released has been the most he has received since he began his career.
On how he is redefining what accolades mean to him
He shared some insights on how he has remained relevant for as long as he had. He touched on authenticity as one of the key things that artists have to uphold to stay winning.
“Just make what you need to make and put it out there. People recognize and appreciate authenticity. Just be authentic, be original and be sincere and heartfelt,” he says.
It’s been a while since AKA has submitted for any awards and he mentioned that he is considered it since he has the number one selling album in the country. But he questioned the motive to get involved in the awards when he has already won the hearts of many South Africans. The platinum plaque is proof of that.
“Isn’t the award to be the highest played artist? Isn’t the award to be the most booked artist? Isn’t the award to have people f*ck with your music?”.
These are very important questions and no doubt something that artists on the come up can question about the product they put out. Well done Supa Mega.
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