Music

Mizi Shares the Real Story Behind Giving the Same Beat to Zubz and Tumi in 2006

Zubz' "Victory" and Tumi's "Music From My Good Eye" both had the same beat by Mizi.

In 2006, revered South African lyricists Zubz and Tumi (now known as Stogie T) released the albums Headphone Music in a Parallel World and Music From My Good Eye. On both albums, the opening songs ("Victory" by Zubz and "Music From My Good Eye" by Tumi and Fifi The RaiBlaster), both rappers used the same beat from Pretoria producer Mizi, who also produced most of Headphone Music.

It's been known for a long time that both Zubz and Tumi had no idea they were given the same beat until they had recorded the songs. They only went back to shout each other's names after hearing the songs.

Mizi recently shared how he got to give both MCs the same instrumental in a must-listen interview on Massiv Metro. Instro, another veteran SA hip-hop producer, invited his counterparts to his show Producers Paradise. "I know that Zubz used some live instruments, but essentially it's the same beat," said Instro about the instrumental.

Keep reading... Show less
Music
BONJ. Courtesy of artist.

SA Singer BONJ Will Be Opening For Sam Smith On All South African Dates Of His Tour ‘The Thrill Of It All’

BONJ will be joining Sam Smith on the SA leg of his world tour.

Sam Smith's The Thrill Of It All World Tour will hit South Africa in April. The South African leg of the tour will have five dates in Cape Town and Joburg. The South African soul/pop/house singer BONJ will be joining the soul/pop star on all these dates.

Keep reading... Show less
popular
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.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

news.

popular.