The much-anticipated Flow Fest(val), a local movement initiated by Hip Hop Capital aimed at giving mileage to the Hip Hop culture, held its fourth edition of the Flow Fest sessions at Crystal night club on 30 July.
POY, former Tshilafonia rapper J Dumza, Boy Nino, Sativa, Brintz and Lord Skeelz were the headlining artistes at the event.
One of the organisers of the Flow Fest Thorne Leroq said they were impressed with the attendance of Hip Hop fanatics at the show.
“Hip Hop Capital defined The Flow Fest as a lifestyle event, a celebration of the art and culture of Hip Hop in Bulawayo, where creatives can interact and synergise in person while celebrating their craftsmanship in their individual fields.
“We are happy that the fourth session lived to billing as we expected. The session was not different from previous episodes, but it was just a sequel of the celebrations with a different line-up of artistes who have impacted the industry on different platforms.
“The line-up we had understood the assignment and their performances were an exhibition of the current state of the art reflective of the diversity and creativity beheld in the city’s Hip-Hop culture.” said Thorne Leroq.
Hip Hop Capital is the brainchild of multi-award-winning artiste Asaph, which came about right after he signed to internationally recognised label Def Jam Africa.
He then decided to use his influence to help other artistes to push their brands on open spaces where creatives can interact with other stakeholders.
It was noted that on the local Hip Hop scene, creatives didn’t have much performance platforms and even to date, the platforms are still rare.
As a way of grooming young talents and preparing them for the future, a team comprising award-winning DJ Mark V, Thorne Laroq, Muse and Khekhe was put together to create events and head the “movement” working with other resourceful stakeholders.
To create more chances to various rappers, the Flow Fest sessions are held monthly, deliberately rotating around different venues in Bulawayo as a way of exposing and showcasing local artistes and their music to different urban crowds.