He took his time to fully perfect his craft through releasing singles that carved his name for the past four years, and finally, kwaito artiste Mzistoz Mfanafuthi believes his music is ripe and ready to be dished out to the masses.
The Cowdray Park-bred protégé of the late hip-hop kingpin Cal_Vin, is re-introducing himself again in the showbiz game as he is set to drop his first full length 10-track album titled iKind on 13 May.
Mzistoz partnered Dab Three Events for the album launch which will be held at Esibayeni, in Matshobana and the admission is free.
On the album, the pantsula with an attitude, worked closely with young creatives including Noma, M Prince beats, Trigga Pablo, Boocy, Motty, GTi, Da Kudu, Adrizzy, Noma Absoll Luz, Kotwane Hikwa, Dat Boi Fresh, Akhona Kay Mimie, Holy Stacey Black Ink Creates Slity Dumakude as well as Zimbabwe Music Awards nominee LaDee.
Songs that feature on his body of art include Incwadi, Ingane ka Sister Betina, Kuvuki, Stalo, Mfazi wePhepha, Top Thokozile, Empini, uMalume, Giya and Amaterms & Conditions.
Mzistoz takes us on what came to mind in coining the title of the album.
“Mzistoz Mfanafuthi is a product which was created by many people. People have been kind to me in the industry and that is the truth. My journey in music was not easy, if I didn’t meet some people on my way like the late Cal_Vin, I wouldn’t have made it this far.
“Secondly eKasi (in the hood) iKind is just someone who is a person of interest, people might like your style and how you handle yourself and end up saying you are a different kind, just like myself.
“Thirdly, kind also means Kwaito Is Not Dead, so with this album I stamp authority and say kwaito will not go anywhere as long as I am alive,” said Mzistoz.
He describes the album as a fusion of kwaito and amapiano.
“On my new album I am coming through with amapiano and kwaito feel. I am more of a story teller so basically with this project I can safely say the inspiration comes from real life situations. Things we do and encounter in our day to day lives. Things we see, hear or do daily,” said Mzistoz.
He said after the single he will drop visuals for his song Top Thokozile.