An upcoming Norton music promoter could have punched above his weight with a brand-new hip-hop project.
Virtually unknown in music circles, even in his hometown, 21-year-old Fat Priest, real name David Sibanda, can now kiss goodbye to a life of showbiz obscurity after sponsoring a new cypher. Aptly titled the KO (Knock-Out) Cypher, it is a creatively done piece of work by Norton producer PBC and was recorded at the producer’s Explosion Studios.
In hip-hop lingo, a cypher is when rappers or emcees take turns to freestyle to the same continuous beat.
In the KO Cypher, Sibanda surprisingly ropes in some of Norton’s top hip hop artistes to feature in the project with other upcoming rappers. That has convinced many of the arrival of a passionate promoter with a Midas touch, especially in a genre that is still struggling for universal acceptance in Zimbabwe.
Among the A-listers is Miss Teekay, currently trending in national music charts with her Mamero hit. Elly Gold, rapper, entrepreneur and publisher of The Juice Magazine features too, as is Young Gemini. Others in the mix are King Montego, Ackim, Moses Rhymes, Jnr Xander, MC Logar, Young Flex, Mhondoro.
In an interview with HMetro, Fat Priest sounded buoyant about his debut project.
“This is definitely huge. What the rappers did on the beat is out of this world. We are already working on the modalities for a video, featuring all the artistes, and we want to do something which will attract attention from far and wide”, said the former Intellect College student.