HE scooped the Best Underground Artiste accolade at the 2019 Zim Hip Hop Awards and that award has motivated Ngonidzashe Magwizi, otherwise known as Gunz Da Pharoah in the local music circles, to emerge from the underground.
The former Red Monkey Nation front man believes it’s about time he comes out from the underground hip-hop shell and become commercial.
“I have been doing music on the underground level for almost 8 years now without anything solid coming my way as an evidence of the work I am doing. This accolade (Best Underground Artiste) is a sign that I have graduated and I have to competitive commercial now,” said Gunz.
To prove that he is a man of action and as a way to announce his arrival on the commercial side of hip-hop, Gunz Da Pharaoh has since released a six-track Extended Play titled ABOT.
“ABOT EP is a narrative of kasi life and the hustle and bustle that youth especially from the Ghetto experience in their everyday lives. In this offering I become the voice of the voiceless as I touch every theme and scenario that happen ekasi,” he said.
He is also looking forward to securing collaborations with Harare artistes as he believes intercity collabos are strategic for growth.
“Honestly I am not looking forward to do collabos with Bulawayo artistes because seriousness is lacking in the hip-hop industry as artistes look down upon each other based on who has awards or who is famous and so on, I am interested in breaking the Harare market through securing collaborations with its,” said Gunz.
Gunz Da Pharaoh was crowned “The Gladiator” at the Khulumani FM’s Live Bars show after he massacred all local rappers that battled with him for six weeks in a row.