Rap­per takes King Solomon’s cue

Sunday Express - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

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