Take Root EP – Klon’s Meditative Journey of Individual and Collective Self-Introspection for Progressive Consciousness

By Takudzwa Kadzura

Cast the first stone if you claim to have skipped self-introspection – a deep thought that deducts from the consequences of action, rediscovering own capacity and the total of a desirable image.

Int Klon’s steady rise is aptly consistent with legendary writer Robson Sharuko’s sentiments that, “I’m someone who believes that without reminding ourselves about our past, and learning from it, the mistakes we made and the right notes we touched, we can never take concrete steps going forward.” 

Take Root EP, to be released in the near future, is the debut hip-hop project for new rapper on the radar Klon. In an interview with ZimSphere the rapper zestfully exudes an attitude of willingness to learn.

He appreciates coming from somewhere and admits that we are who we are largely because of our roots hence the title Take Root. This EP is his maiden entry into the game where fair play is a little larger than a grain of salt. Hence the delay is well-calculated.

Klon simply needed more time. After all good Zim Hip Hop music is not rushed.

He introduces the EP with a track titled after his grandfather – Keiphas Eyes. The grey-haired wisdom is like a cup of maheu to energize Klon’s quarrying for a fading history.

The tracks 1st Journey and Millenial Heydays are inextricably rooted in this progressively organic consciousness. From this foundation, he concisely speaks into perspective the dynamics of co-existence from childhood, family and community.

The EP opens the window for a breeze of concrete understanding to the vicissitudes of life.

For a debut project, the rapper evidently carries great potential in his writing and storytelling. The biggest take-away in this EP is the death of the artist before he actually becomes an artist (to borrow from the literary iconoclast Dambudzo Marechera).

There are eight tracks in the project — which technically uplifts the artistic exploit on the overall; of art that is long overdue but perfectly timed.

Interestingly, it closes with Tiri Zvatiri as the outro, which is the ultimate realization in this earnest and altruistic search for self-introspection.

Take Root awaits its birth on a date yet to be announced (the perks of reviewing music entail pre-release listening sessions).

We hope this exclusive review prepares ardent ZimHipHop fans for quite an exciting individual journey of self-introspection (though it exudes a deep yearning for a progressive collective consciousness of the said introspection) which the writer strongly claims – we’ve all experienced.  

Klon is definitely one rapper you may want to donate your attention towards.

You can listen to one of his previous tracks no faKes via his YouTube channel here. 

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