Norton-based new musical sensation Fadzai Mushakwe aka “Doss” recently released a new hip-hop single Haunted which will be part of his upcoming debut conscious rap album Rebuild the Ruins.
The single is a social commentary whose lyrics are based on a true story although some of the lyrics have been added to give balance to the story of a man with who is haunted by his past.
“The song is mostly about a cousin of mine who told me stories of his crime life when he lived in the UK and then Canada where he was later deported to Zimbabwe after a carjacking arrest and violation of parole,” said Mushakwe.
He said he had been a DJ for a while and he was now planning on breaking through the local music industry by delivering black conscious rap lyrics that would teach and guide the youths.
Mushakwe said music had always been his greatest passion since childhood and he had been greatly inspired by the late rap American legends, Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace aka Notorious BIG.
“I’m going to shoot the video for this single in Mauritius where I recorded my upcoming album,” he said.
He said that songs for local conscious rap lovers to look out for from his latest 12-track offering included We Got Game, We Love Norton and Harare, which all had a positive message for the youths of today.
Mushakwe said his music was a different vibe of conscious rap lyrics in support of black ideologies like the land reform and people’s living conditions because he hated singing about things that were not tangible.
“The album will feature other conscious rap artists like Mr Mike and DOD from 054 Records and I believe that even the elderly can listen to my music as it is laid-back and relaxing,” he said.
Mushakwe said he started his musical career as a DJ for Deathvalley Sound System in 1997 before recording his first track as a dancehall artist with the MOVIP studios in year 2000 and was currently working as a club DJ at Club Uptown.
He said he was married with one child and he held a degree in electronic engineering and a diploma in cookery.