|Natty Gee talks up Maskiri collabo|
|Sunday, 14 July 2013 00:00|
It has been more than a decade since urban grooves, a movement of music by youngsters, came on the scene, causing quite a sensation. Though the first generation group of artistes, like Betty Makaya, Jamal, Roy and Royce, among many other names, has gone quiet, presumably into the underground, some youngsters have not lost faith in the
movement and everyday a new star is born.
One such musician is versatile Natty Gee, a hip-hop artiste who is likely to cause a sensation on the local scene if his two debut singles are anything to go by.
Taking Chances and Masasi are causing a sensation on Reverbnation, a web-based music outlet channel and is sitting on number three for the local hits. That should be very encouraging for the 25-year-old, given that sales of CDs on the local market have been hit hard by piracy.
But what is more encouraging for him is the Thursday’s release of Amai Vake (Mhondoro), a single that Natty Gee collaborated with Alishias “Maskiri) Musimbe and TK Hollun, which should be quite an achievement for a youngster cutting his teeth on the music scene.
“I was thrilled when Maskiri approached me to help in his new single, because such an honour does not come everyday.
“It was really a pleasure and eye-opener working with him on the single and I hope the popularity of the song will open a lot of new doors for me.
“But those who have been following the local hip-hop scene should have come across my two videos and singles.
“It is still a learning curve and I am hoping that after I have released a number of songs, I should be partnering the likes of Maskiri and TK Hollun for live shows,” said the easy-going musician.
While Natty Gee might be little known at the moment, the Reverbnation starlet might soon be a force to reckon with, if his recent mix tape, Gee Files, is anything to go by.
He later studied IT at a college in Harare where he nurtured his musical talent.
Natty Gee is wasting no time to brew his second as he is already in the studio working on another album.
“I don’t want to starve my fans so I should constantly make music. I am also working with producers from overseas to make my album a hit,” added the 25-year-old.