Kabza Reveals The Artist He Wants To Sign And Give A R1 Million
Kabza Reveals The Artist He Wants To Sign And Give A R1 Million. Kabelo Petrus Motha better known by his stage name Kabza De Small, is a South African DJ and record producer. He has been referred to as the king of the Amapiano genre. Motha has collaborated extensively with record producer DJ Maphorisa.
Amapiano superstar DJ Maphorisa has an alter ego many didn’t actually know about. When Maphorisa isn’t on the decks or producing hit songs, he’s behind the mic as “Madumane”. Kabza De Small revealed the artist he wants to sign and give R1 million to, being Madumane. Although Maphorisa has denied being the voice behind Madumane, his fans cannot deny the fact that he has been making waves when he decides to do vocals and has been at that for a very long time.
Speaking on how he met Kabza, Maphorisa said: “Live gigs helped me evolve and stay on top of things on the streets. Before organising a gig, I would always ask: “Who’s popping? What’s going on? What’s new on the scene?” Once in 2018, before doing a show in Soweto, I asked, “Who’s upcoming?” And the streets responded with a conclusive, ‘Stokie and Kabza’. So I booked them. Kabza had a hot single at the time, “Umshove,” and I immediately suggested that we work together.
“His friend also told me how he’d been a huge fan of my music from the Uhuru era. But with amapiano, I didn’t want to interfere much by introducing too many new elements. I was already a fan of the sound. Back at the studio with Kabza, I would study him while he did his thing and then step in where I’m mostly good at — songwriting and recording vocals. We had two different chemistries that benefitted from each other. We really vibed in studio, and as a result, composed a lot of music and experimented with new sounds. During that period when we were releasing a lot of music, I feel like South Africa started switching up and getting influenced by what we were doing — and our sound, too, started evolving. There are certain sub-genres within amapiano that started emerging — such as instrumentals that didn’t work in studio, but were a hit in the club,” he added.