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Thursday 26 March 2015, 18:04 pm.
Urban Music Mixtape Launched

Scores of lovers of local urban music converged at Club Ozone in Tlokweng to witness the launch of All Kasi FM last Friday.
By Staff Writer Fri 27 Mar 2015, 07:12 am (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: Urban Music Mixtape Launched








Although it was a cold evening after the drizzle that fell just before the show, this did not prevent the artistes from making revellers eat out of their hands.
First on stage was Apollo Diablo, who was dressed formally. To the amusement of his fans, the hip-hop artiste, who also sings in Ikalanga, said that he was dressed like that since he was the current mayor of Gaborone.


Apollo Diablo sampled some songs from his upcoming album including Baby Baby, which promises to be a hit. In the CD, the artiste's contribution is I Believe.
Qubio performed a number of songs including Khumbulekhaya, which reminds everyone that home is always the place to be. The artiste's contribution on the All Kasi FM is Doomsday.


One of the favourite son's of local hip-hop, the award-winning Scar pulled the largest crowd at the show. The talented artiste dished out his evergreen songs such as Metlholo and Psycho. Easy is Scar's song in the mixtape.


Helen of the Kgangkgathi fame, together with her scantly dressed dancers set the stage on fire with their erotic dance routines a la Kelly Khumalo.
The likeable Zeus performed a number of his hit songs.

Zeus is undisputedly one of the leading hip-hop stars in the country and if he has got a staying power, he could go places. His song Back In The Days is a national anthem among hip-hop lovers. Zeus's song Ke Tshwere is track three in Disc A.
T.H.A.B.O. of Ke Batla Biri also performed at the event. The artiste is currently making waves with his hit song Untshwarable.


Although lovers of the hip-hop genre or the so-called Makasi most certainly enjoyed the shows, the sound system at times disappointed.
Another snag was that two shows were running simultaneously in the same place with the followers of Makasi forced to face the biting cold. It was really hard to determine who was attending which show. Does this have anything to do with the greed by the venue owners?


Other artistes featured in the double CD include mainstream and underground artistes such as Stagga, Nomadic, Touch, Fosta Juliano, Nitro, Konkrete, Samba T, HT, Orakle, BK, Simba, Brando, Samantha, Drea, DJ Oats, Mapetla and Vee.
The All Kasi FM mixtape is the second double CD to come out of this country since the 1999 P-Side double CD.


Talking about their latest musical project, Ludo Kemoeng, the Managing Director of All Kasi, which is a clothing label said: " All Kasi FM is a fresh medley of all musical sorts from Botswana, and it represents a platform for our underground and mainstream artistes to break new ground individually and collectively not only in Botswana but also on the regional and global fronts through radio and television."

 



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