Black Twitter Shows Kabza De Small Love After Dropping ‘Hello’ Visuals
Black Twitter Shows Kabza De Small Love After Dropping ‘Hello’ Visuals. Two authorities on the movement are DJ Maphorisa – who has built a huge profile in South African music over the last 10 years – and Kabza de Small, often referred to as the king of amapiano.Together, DJ Maphorisa and Kabza de Small are the Scorpion Kings.
Two years later after the duo dropped hit single ‘Hello’ the pair have decided to drop the official music video. Black Twitter decided to appreciate Kabza and Maphorisa for their contribution towards the genre, and finally releasing the music video which is still timely considering that they took two years to shoot it.
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Maphorisa and Kabza De Small has done incredibly well within the Amapiano space, together they have grown the Amapiano movement to where it is. “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,” Maphorisa explained on how he met Kabza.
“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.