UK Singer Jorja Smith Reacts To Mixtapes She Received From Mzansi’s Amapiano Artists
UK Singer Jorja Smith Reacts To Mixtapes She Received From Mzansi’s Amapiano Artists. With amapiano crossing the international boarders, it seems artists from overseas are keen on not only vibing to the sound, but seeing themselves jump on it. English musician Jorja Smith has recently become one the first global stars to jump on that amapiano boat. Alongside Ghanaian music producer GuiltyBeatz, Jorja released a single, an Amapiano single at that, of which did not sit well with many people, including amapiano pioneers.
With that said, Jorja then decided to work with amapiano pioneers from South Africa, including DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small, Heavy K, Major League DJz and a few, to do mixtapes for her. The star shared on her social media thanking them for the mixtapes and their efforts. Check it out:
DI Maphorisa, Cassper Nyovest and DBN GOGO were some of the names with a stake in the amapiano game who came forward to criticise the song at first, which excluded amapiano artists from South Africa. “If you don’t involve us, it’s not amapiano. Then trust me you can’t eat alone on amapiano, it’s a community movement but we don’t mind sharing though,” said DJ Maphorisa.
Cassper had similar views, however he was happy that amapiano is getting the global recognition it deserves. But one fan accused the star of throwing shade at GuiltyBeatz. The latest star to jump on the amapiano wave said that the track needed one of the OG amapiano producers on the track to get that authentic, unique sound. “I never said anything about Guilty. I said the song is missing a touch from the amapiano producers. Kabza De Small, De Mthuda or Abidoza would have added magic to it. Especially cause she said piano to the world, meaning she was looking for the amapiano sound.”