LIMPOPO – Malamulele Rapper, as he is well-known by his fans, made this appeal during the recent Giant Reef Awards held in the Full Gospel Church, Mtititi village, Malamulele in the Collins Chabane Municipality where he received the award for best Xitsonga RnB artist for his song, Vamanani.
“It is high time Xitsonga artists especially, hip hop and RnB singers stop fighting against one another and unite, share ideas and do some music collaborations to grow the music. We have so many talented artists out there but we fight one another instead of helping one another,” he said.
He dedicated Vamanani to his late mother who died in April this year.
“I am honoured by this award, I am only sad that my mother didn’t see me win this award. I dedicated this song to her to thank her for looking after me and praying for me,” he said.
Vamanani has received a lot of radio play, featuring on the Univen FM hip hop top 10 and the Munghana Lonene FM top 30 best tracks charts.
This was his second Giant Reef Award after he won an award in the same category last year. In 2013 he won the award for the best rap song during the Shithlangoma High School Cultural Festival. In 2014 he released his single, Maspala, which means municipality, that spoke about the demands of Malamulele residents on the municipality. They were granted these demands with the merger of Malamulele, Vuwani and Hlanganani areas to form the Collins Chabane Municipality.
Isaac said his music informs people, giving them hope and courage to face challenges in their day to day lives.
He recently released a new album titled Dali Murhandziwa where he collaborated with artists such as Soshangaan, Bin Solidara, Yo’ Lady, Queen Polly, Mix Masala and Percyman. The song was produced by DJ Patmesh of Via Records.
“The album talks about my struggle in the music industry. The disappointments and discouragements I came across as a musician just for me to be where I am today. This album will give hope and courage to young musicians so they can face, and overcome, their challenges,” he said.
Isaac draws inspirations from artists such as DMX and both the late Tupac Shakur and Notorious BIG.