El Padre enters rap game

El Padre
El Padre

He describes his music as an ‘honest piece of art’ that reflects the issues faced by the youthful generation. El Padre, real names Tinashe Mukube hopes to break through into the rap game with the release of an EP (Extended Play) with sounds that put some of the muted conversations on a speaker.

Titled ‘Thugs Need Love’, the EP is a five-song project and it is the artist’s maiden major project. “I would describe this EP as an honest piece of art. It touches on sensitivity topics like depression, love, anxiety, drugs and the unwillingness of the heart and mind to let go of past trauma. This EP voices out of the deep thoughts that we are afraid to have as men and as people in general. It brings to the realisation that everyone is going through something and you are not,” El Padre told Arts & Culture this week.

The 18-year-old rapper further says there is a lot of American influence as he takes notes from some of the elite rappers including J. Cole and the Pulitzer Prize winner, Kendrick Lamar. It can be heard on the artist’s Thugs Need Love as the first track ‘Intro’ could be heard speaking to his father, pleading from an escape from this world.

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