Kikosi cha Mizinga crew are arguably one of the top-tier heavyweights in Tanzania’s socio-conscious Hip Hop movement. Led by the striking persona of Kalapina, over the years the crew has amassed a cult following within the region sending shockwaves from the epicentre Block 41, Kinondoni, Dar es Salaam.
In this episode we once again get to feel Kalapina’s direct, socio-politically charged lyrics over dope beats. Other crew members such as Zimwi, Aboo Gaidi, Onya Man are also featured and all possess that classic Kikosi cha Mizinga sound and energy. Fid Q engages Kalapina on an insightful dialogue touching on various sensitive issues, from Tanzania’s perverse copyright laws, or on platonic reflections about the art of lyricism — to write what one feels versus what one thinks?
Enjoy the episode after the jump.
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