MC Maswe’s genius new sound

Grooving in the Ghetto

Legendary Francistown-based Mbaqanga musician, Thapelo Maleka, popularly known as MC Maswe, has dropped an exciting EP.

Released on Wednesday, the five-track offering shows the artist’s versatility.

In his career, Maswe has covered almost all genres, from Reggae/Dancehall, Mbaqanga, House/Kwasa and Gospel.

For his latest project, the veteran experiments with a fusion of House/Gospel/Kwasa and makes a fair attempt at the latest craze ‘Amapiano’.

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In a brief interview with Grooving in the Ghetto, Maswe explained he had to embrace the new sound because it is the ‘in-thing’.

The title track ‘Chisungu’ features Borolong native Lucia Dottie, a vocalist fluent in Ndebele, Shona, Ikalanga and Setswana.

Other songs on the EP, which was produced by 19-year-old Zimbabwean Producer, Genius, include: ‘Masika’ (featuring Beauty Queens and TBouz), ‘Piano Maguru’, as well as instrumental versions of both ‘Chisungu’ and ‘Masika’.

Rating: 7/10

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