Rapper takes King Solomon’s cue
MOKHOTLONG-BORN rapper James “Moddaw oa Mochini” Kabi is currently working on his sophomore album with its promotional single, King Solomoni, already receiving airplay on local and South African radio stations.
King Solomoni which is set to be the title track to the upcoming offering which is scheduled for release in September, has been described by Moddaw as an autobiographical track about his love affairs.
Like the biblical King Solomon, he intends to marry many wives.
“King Solomon is well-known for marrying 700 wives and like him, I want to marry all the seven women who are currently in my life,” the 24-year-old rapper told Xpress People.
“I am not ashamed that I have many women in my life but I believe polygamy is a good thing as it prevents one from fornicating and stay focused, hence King Solomon was deemed the wise king.
“The album will basically focus on my joys and struggles in my relationships and career. I have already recorded 14 tracks and may feature more than that those on the album as there is still time to record more. Tracks that people can look out for include This is the Life, Libiri Tafoleng, I am getting In and Back it Up.”
The Peka-based rapper has been in the game since 2008 rapping alongside Drigger. He released his debut album in 2013 titled I Made It but he says he regards King Solomoni as his debut offering as the first track did not do well in the market.
“I fell in love with rap music in 2001 as my brother used to listen to American Hip Hop so got acquainted to the sound.
“Recording studios were quite a problem that time as they were very few in the country and one would be rejected by the market for being a new kid on the market, getting mocked on the street corners.
“Since it was never about money but the love and passion for music, I did not despair but rather used that negativity as my source of strength.”
“I do not regard Made it as my first album because it could not survive in the market. I believe is was due to the fact that I was still young back then therefore lacked direction. I also left the country shortly after its release so I failed to promote it,” he said.
He further said he was now ready to succeed because he had upped his work ethic.
RAPPER James “Moddaw oa Mochini” Kabi.