Michael Magz: Overcoming Controversy and Leaving an Indelible Mark on Zim Hip-Hop


Michael Magz, known as Michael Magondo to the Zimbabwe’s Registrar General’s Department, has emerged as a rising star in the Zimbabwean hip-hop scene, defying controversies and making a lasting impact. His collaborations, including the standout track “Pressure” on Holy Ten’s Book of Malachi album, have solidified Magz’s music industry position as one of Zimbabwe’s most notable talents in 2023.

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Magz’s versatility as an artist shines through his collaborations. “Munhu Wangu,” featuring Kae Chaps, showcases his ability to navigate different genres within hip-hop, while “Ndokupera,” a collaboration with Holy Ten, delves into personal struggles and resilience. “Mukuruwe” showcases Maggz’s ability to connect with his audience on deeper emotional dimensions.

The latest Bhundu Boys album has become a significant milestone in Zimbabwean music, captivating and enchanting listeners both locally and internationally.

Its fusion of variegated Zimbabwean rhythms, mesmerizing melodies, and thought-provoking lyrics highlights the extraordinary talent within the Zimbabwean music industry, which bodes well for the discourses of putting our music on the global stage and stuff.

Michael Magz’s ability to thrive amidst controversies and make an impact on the Zimbabwean hip-hop scene is arguably commendable. His collaborations with Holy Ten and solo singles demonstrate his versatility and emotional depth as an artist. Additionally, the remarkable success of the new Bhundu Boys album reflects the enduring legacy of Zimbabwean music. With his unique style, Magz continues to overcome

Obstacles and paving way for a promising future in the music industry

In 2020, Michael Magz dropped his highly-anticipated debut album, “Gifted,” exclusively on his YouTube channel. Showcasing his undeniable talent and potential as a hip-hop artist, the album left an indelible impression on fans and critics alike.

However, it was the recent 2023 live performance in the United Kingdom alongside Samanyanga Sounds that created an unforgettable moment for Magz.

Amidst the fervor of the performance, Magz impulsively tossed money into the crowd, a move that sparked both praise and criticism from viewers who had mixed feelings about the act’s impact and intended symbolism. With the video going viral on social media ecosystems, Michael Magz finds his name being talked about a lot.

How he uses this momentum is up to him and his team. To say that all publicity is good publicity in the final analysis is not clichéd. Michael Magz is an incredibly exciting talent who has so much to offer. And such brand visibility may work in his favour.

Or it may not. Whatever the case, there is no doubt quite a number of us enjoy his music and await more releases.

With 4 singles to notably count on, we can only anticipate a full solo project by Magz.

This UK spectacle or debacle – depending on your perspective – has laced up the groundwork to create hype around his name and as a solo act we believe he can stand own and deliver satisfactorily.

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