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Hillzy. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Meet Hillzy, the Zimbabwean R&B Singer Who’s Letting the Internet Work For Him

We talk to the Zimbabwean artist about his journey and catching Mr Eazi's the attention.

As a qualified computer scientist, it's no surprise that Hillzy is able to finesse the Internet to his advantage. The Cape Town-based Zimbabwe-born R&B/ trapsoul artist and producer has released covers of popular songs that have amassed serious numbers. A medley of covers of XXXTentacion, Lil Uzi Vert and Drake's "Sad," "XO Tour Lif3" and "Hotline Bling" is sitting on over 344,000 streams on Spotify (a big number in these parts for an up-and-coming artist) and 389,000 on SoundCloud.

In the last few years, the man has put out several makeshift videos that went viral. In 2018, responding to his fanbase' demands, Hillzy released the project Overdue (The Love Mixtape), which demonstrated that he's capable of more than just singles.

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