Zoocci Coke Dope’s Morning Star
Good day dear readers and welcome once again to your favourite entertainment column in the land. Today, we bring to you a review of youngster Zoocci Coke Dope’s Morning Star EP.
Basically, with this project, he is introducing himself to the game, and laying out his intentions.
On the first track – which happens to be the title track, he basically has a dialogue between him and his conscious. They argue about his life problems and his ambition – which is to make music for a living. His problems include him spending less time with his mother after the loss of his father.
“Lately I’ve been chasing things that don’t have a price tag/Get my mind right, I’m just trying to be a man/I’m getting sick and tired of you talking about some cash./This is real sh**t that you never understand.
I miss my dad/he’s in a grave/he passed away thinking I was mad at him/there’s many things I wanna tell him./But what about momma/we really losing time/I gotta see her sometime, get my mind right.
Making songs perfect fining up trying to make music perfect/ that why I hate going outside/aint no odds to make things perfect.
The best line is the last one – what do you do when music has taken so much away from you/And you’ve come a long way to give up.”
Then the second track ‘Nice Guy’ - he still on statement making – which is that he is not going to beg for any co-signs.
He is in a better place and how the music is finally paying out. He is finally seeing the results – he is in the game to do what he can!
“I just wanna tell a story/making money manda- tory/Daddy proud in the coff i n/ momma f amous at t he office/iPhone on silent, because all you people phony. It s long day, light up, My hommies say go make a living, I’m making a killing, I’m blazing a swishier, Flex with my sister, oh what a feeling.”
Getting Kid X on the track was also a masterstroke from the Pretoria-born young man, because X has crazy word-play and he also emphasises that he is also in it to win it with the art.
“Got my pen up, working on a dr e a m to bui l d a mansion./Outta here painting pictures so vivid they don’t need a caption.
Rap Life, but It’s like I got Roccafella backing me, you aint seen the half of it, no more mister nice guy, put you in the bag, zip it up, take a p***s/before I hop back in the back of it/You in a better place, somehow I’m still where you rather be./
His next track is ‘ Nobody’ where he features the talented Ginger Trill. He talks about his tumultuous past and how he has never needed because he had to do everything on his game. Many people used to underestimate him and underrate him.
“Nobody did me no favours /Now I’m moving and I’m winning.” Ginger Trill comes with a swagger that reminds everyone who he is.
The ‘gawd‘as Trill is affectionately known says ‘I’m top five and nobody can stop my shine/Got shooters in each coast duck down/I’m winning stop lying/.Yeah they might be famous, but there not legit/I’ve been on every single music show, it don’t tell where it ni***s about to.
”Our values different, yalldon’t respect consistence/I lasted a distance, you can’t co-sign an old timer. I was here when there’s was no chance, wassup Khuli. You’ve got a barber to see, around here we do not f*** with your team, I only double cup double D’s/you’re a storm in a cup of tea, it’s nothing to me.”
In our interview with A Reece, he talked about Zoocci’s work and his beats.
He also mentioned that he was happy that Zooci was also from Pretoria, meaning they were both Pretoria locals and hence was part of the movement and we saw this was quite evident. Zooci comes first with his verse, talking about fake friends, and how he is in it for the money and not the fame.
“I need new folks/they come and go/my goons they go, if I say so, don’t call me bro, that’s just for sure. Lotta money gotta get it, breaking records like we Guinness.”
Reece comes with a verse that describes their hunger and intention, and how they are in it to be ground-breakers and doing things out of the ordinary. He is not conforming to anything.
“I’m a goat, you’re a fluke and you know, sometimes I wonder how the game would be without me, I’m a conspiracy, a nd c oz of me t hey don’t sleep/kicked the dog when it was down, now I’m back on my feet.”
The last track on the album is ‘Too late’ – he is telling his story to all the rappers he used to look up to and listen to. He makes them know that they are now ‘too late’ to do everything – even a co-sign. He further mentions his mother again and how she is motivation and inspiration to him on a daily.
“Momma called me the other day to tell me that she’s proud. Lawd knows I don’t see her very much/Lawd knows how I love very much. I really understand you, If I was you, I’d be mad too.”
All in all, it’s a great EP from the youngster, great introduction to the game – one for the future – got mad producing skills too!