Du­namis to launch al­bum with mega bash

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Mo­halenyane Phakela

HIP hop star Du­namis is set to launch his lat­est al­bum G.O.D on 25 June 2016 at Khu­bet­soan­abased Club 4Fordy. The en­ter­tainer, born Retšelisit­soe Molefe, this week told the Week­ender G.O.D is an ab­bre­vi­a­tion of God Of Du­namis. He said the 19-track al­bum was a thanks­giv­ing of­fer­ing fea­tur­ing South African artists Morale, Ab Crazy, Cai­phus and Glory as well as lo­cal acts L Tore and KI. “G.O.D re­volves around my re­la­tion­ship with the Most High and is a to­ken of my ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the grace He has shown me since the dawn of my ca­reer. It was never easy for me to make it this far, but only through His mercy,” said Du­namis.

Among the artists set to per­form at the launch show are South Africa’s DJ Speed­sta and Da Les as well as the lo­cal co­terie of J Cob, Juvy, Ghetto Iz, KVN, L Tore, St­lofa, Sir Nic, Jiro, Vesta, Charma Exzit, Afrodj, Za­grodj, Os­mic, Jacky, NINE24, Bootz, Monyanse DJ and KTA Kings. Lesedi FM pre­sen­ter Ba2­cada and Mavele will be the MCS of the night.

“It will not merely be a launch show, but a time to cel­e­brate with peo­ple who made an im­pact in my ca­reer such Da Les who in­ter­viewed me dur­ing his show on e.tv and Ba2­cada who sup­ports lo­cal tal­ent,” he said.

“It will also be a joint party with DJ Mekonko since he will be cel­e­brat­ing his birth­day. I be­lieve it is a good thing to have Hip Hop and House mu­sic un­der one um­brella.”

The Mabote-born rap­per and pro­ducer broke into the mu­sic scene in 2007 with the al­bum, Mas­tered Seed, which landed him the Best Song (Sotho) at the South African Mu­sic Awards in the same year. It was fol­lowed by the well-re­ceived The Glory and The Streets in 2011.

While ac­knowl­edg­ing the progress lo­cal Hip Hop made since he for­ayed into the in­dus­try, Du­namis said there was still a glass ceil­ing when it came to mak­ing in­roads be­yond Le­sotho’s bor­ders.

“The in­dus­try has made a lot of strides in its de­vel­op­ment com­pared to back then when Hip Hop was not ap­pre­ci­ated,” he said.

“How­ever, lo­cal artists are only known in Le­sotho, and that is why we don’t fea­ture at African mu­sic awards and on in­ter­na­tional mu­sic chan­nels like artists from other coun­tries.”

To ad­dress the chal­lenge, Du­namis said he col­lab­o­rated with Ba2­cada in or­gan­is­ing a show only fea­tur­ing Le­sotho at a club the duo jointly owns in Bloem­fontein.

“We will also be headed for Jo­han­nes­burg and Pre­to­ria later this year and hop­ing to make it an an­nual fix­ture,” he said.

“An­other good op­por­tu­nity we have with Ba2­cada is that we are re­spon­si­ble for the MACUFE Hip Hop show. So, we will fea­ture some of the lo­cal artists who are do­ing well on the show.”

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