Liphaqola mix­tape in the works

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Mot­samai Mokotjo

HIP-HOP artist, Boshoa Botšo­ere, says his Liphaqola move­ment is work­ing on a mix­tape sched­uled to drop in April this year.

The for­mer D2a-ma­joe mem­ber told the Week­ender that the pro­duc­tion was the move­ment’s first col­lec­tive pro­ject since its for­ma­tion in 2013.

Apart from Botšo­ere, the group also in­cludes his for­mer D2ama­joe col­league Qho­bela and for­mer Na­tional Univer­sity of Le­sotho’s DOPE FM hip-hop pre­sen­ter Dave Stone.

“Liphaqola, mean­ing trav­eller, is a con­cept I coined when I was still a mem­ber of D2ama­joe. It refers to the mu­si­cal jour­ney which we em­barked on, and our in­ten­tion to reach many places,” Botšo­ere said this week.

“The 12-track mix­tape will be called Tla­math­ata, with the re­lease date set for April this year. The only artist fea­tur­ing on the pro­ject, other than Liphaqola mem­bers, is Choco­late Soul.

“Tla­math­ata is our first pro­ject to­gether, so the three of us are hav­ing to bring all our en­er­gies to the ta­ble and show­case our dif­fer­ent skills”.

Botšo­ere fur­ther said they were work­ing with Seam­rock En­ter­tain­ment pro­ducer Cym­tom Beats, Vo­da­com Su­per­stars 2015 mu­sic cat­e­gory win­ner L-tore, Choco­late Soul and new kid-on-the-block Eazy, in the pro­duc­tion of the mix­tape.

Botšo­ere said they had al­ready re­leased a sin­gle, Met­suntsun­yane, from the mix­tape, adding the track had been get­ting gen­er­ous air­play on lo­cal ra­dio sta­tions.

“We plan to shoot a mu­sic video for the remix of Met­suntsun­yane which will fea­ture Choco­late Soul,” he said.

“Our hope with this pro­ject is for it to open doors for us lo­cally and be­yond. We also hope it will lead to spon­sor­ship and en­dorse­ments from the cor­po­rate sec­tor.”

Botšo­ere also said fans look­ing for­ward to the tape can ex­pect sim­i­lar sounds to his ex­per­i­men­tal pro­ject, Sephaqola, which he re­leased last year.

“We will in­cor­po­rate some of the hardcore and con­scious sounds we used dur­ing my solo pro­ject, Sephaqola, last year,” he said.

“The mix­tape will be a fu­sion of the newschool type of mu­sic and con­scious vibes we usu­ally pro­duce.”

Mean­while, Boshoe also re­vealed he was work­ing on his solo pro­ject dubbed Maroele Tape and due in March this year.

Liphaqola founder Boshoa Botšo­ere (front).

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