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Maskiri revives ‘bad boy’ tag


Maskiri, born Alishias Musimbe, has revived his bad boy tag with the release of an explicit album titled Bad Boy in which he exhibits his vulgar-rapping prowess.

by Teddy Mkwesha

Maskiri, who has been frequenting Walter Magaya’s Prophetic, Healing and Deliverance Ministries, has again shown his “dark side” with songs such as 180 which has explicit content not suitable for people under the age of 18.

“I am just trying to be creative and people know me for my lyrics. I have tried to be the good boy, but that is not me,” said Maskiri.
The album is likely to be banned on all radio stations, but that has not deterred Maskiri.

“This is the era of social media and piracy. The album is going to be a hit,” he said.

Maskiri is not new to controversy. In 2005 he released a whole album Blue Movie which was saturated with explicit content.

Inspired by American rapper Eminem, Maskiri found the hard way that society was not yet ready to accept songs with dirty sexual connotations.

The album was banned on all radio stations and music promoters shunned him. He was forced back into his cocoon for many years before relocating to South Africa.

Maskiri tried by all means to send an SOS message to music lovers in the country saying he was a changed person.

This was seen in his album New Me which he released in 2010.

He said at the time: “I have done many things in my life that I regret, but the fact that God kept me alive all these years shows that He has plans for me. I have since changed my ways.

“God loves me and I am putting everything in His hands,” he said.

Maskiri launched his sixth album Recovery in the capital last year which has clean lyrics.

“I titled it Recovery because I want to recover my rightful place in Zimbabwean hip-hop,” said the self-acclaimed King of Zimbabwe Hip-hop at the time.
However, his new project is likely to re-stir debate in the entertainment circles

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