Here’s Why Black Twitter Is Showing Kabza De Small Some Love

Here’s Why Black Twitter Is Showing Kabza De Small Some Love. Kabelo Motha better known by his stage name Kabza De Small, is a South African DJ and record producer. He was born in Mpumalanga and raised in Pretoria. He has been referred to as the king of the Amapiano genre. Motha has collaborated extensively with record producer DJ Maphorisa.

The star is set to release a yanos album this year, and has been teasing some of the new tracks he has been working on. Black Twitter showed Kabza love for his contribution to amapiano. The star is topping trends on social media as Black Twitter showed appreciation to the star. Kabza is referred to as the “King of Amapiano”. He is considered as one of the best-selling music artists of amapiano, and also one of the pioneers of the genre. With his breakthrough in 2018, he played an instrumental role in popularizing the amapiano genre. On 3 December 2019, Spotify South Africa, named Motha as the most-streamed South African artist in the platform for 2019.

Kabza began his career as a DJ in 2009, venturing in the genres: Afro-fused house and EDM. In November 2018, he gained attention by releasing songs, “Amabele Shaya” and “Umshove”, respectively, featuring guest vocals by the amapiano counterpart, Leehleza. Kabza De Small has helped to elevate the genre to new heights in style and popularity. “He started a huge trend,” Maphorisa says of Kabza, with reverence. “Amapiano started as instrumentals in the beginning. Kabza then added voices and then the whole game changed. He really played a big role to all the kids who are singing on Amapiano songs or rapping on Amapiano songs. That’s why I had to partner with him,” said Maphorisa.

Even during the pandemic, amapiano persisted as the country’s top genre, according to prominent South African artists and DJs.  While amapiano is huge in South Africa, it’s also transcended borders. On TikTok, the #amapiano hashtag stands at more than 570 million views. Shares of global streams on the AmaPianoGrooves playlist on Spotify have increased 116 percent globally over the past year; the increase in the U.S. is 75 percent.

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