Jonny Joburg's Nighttime Hustler Video For 'Mazishe' + 7-Track Mixtape

Watch Jonny Joburg's nighttime hustler video for "Mazishe" and stream a 7-track mixtape.

Jonny Joburg rapper, producer, and former  Spaza$hop Boyz member —  goes for a nighttime ride around his city in the video for "Mazishe." After being tapped for a 2013 SAMA nomination for his production work on Cama Gwini's Rebirth, the South African rapper is readying the release of his solo debut EP Sgebengu. Jonny tells us that "Mazishe" (Joburg slang for 'let’s do it' or 'light it up') "paints the picture of how a young man becomes a hustler in post-Mandela Johannesburg." The self-produced track is the lead single off his upcoming EP. Watch the "Mazishe" video, directed by fellow Joburg rapper Tommy Ills, below and download "Mazishe" here. In addition, Jonny Joburg just dropped a 7-track 'unofficial' mixtape of Unmixed, Unmastered & Unreleased tracks with features from Tommy Ills, Loui Lvndn, JolondyIlly Amin & Charlie Macc. Stream it below.


11 Rwandan Artists You Should Be Listening To

Musicians like Bushali, Kivumbi King, Rita Ange Kagaju, and Alyn Sano have been putting their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

The current landscape of modern Rwandan music is more dynamic than ever before, from updated versions of traditional folk sounds to the recent 'KinyaTrap' phenomenon that has permeated playlists across the country. For decades, Rwandan airwaves have been dominated by international hits — and by a handful of established Rwandan superstars — but now, as the country continues to develop and diversify, so does its musical setting, with new and different sounds ascending from the hills. The past five years have seen the emergence of an army of young artists eager to reclaim their languages (Rwanda has four official languages) and identity, interlacing their music with influences that stretch far and wide.

Here are 11 artists that have emerged in the past five years to put their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

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