Dingi Cash ready to deliver 'The Mastercopy'



story by tawanda ngena
Local rapper Dingi Cash is of the belief that incorporating our own local languages in our music, especially hiphop, will go a long way in establishing an identity while at the same time marketing our culture to the rest of the world.
"If our South African counterparts can balance more than 10 languages in their music then what is stopping us from managing relatively less than 5 languages?
"There is absolutely no reason why we can not do that here. Look at what other countries like Nigeria have done to promote their culture through film and music, it has done wonders for them.
"So naturally after this year I myself, will start looking at how I can also incorporate at least our 3 main languages in my music. I honestly believe that as a Zimbabwean entertainer, it is important to be able to appeal to and entertain all of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe.
"This could be a unique way to bring us all as artists but more importantly as Zimbabweans together, after all, a united Zimbabwe is a strong Zimbabwe!", said the rapper.

Dingi Cash, who is currently based in Harare is himself putting together a 13-track and wholly-Shona album that is set to hit record stores by August titled, 'The Mastercopy'.
According to the hiphop artist, he will be working with the likes of FunF among a whole host of other producers.
"The album is called The Mastercopy because I am structuring according to how Zimhiphop or my hiphop should be from now on. In hiphop we refer to this as the 'recipe' or 'blueprint'.
"As someone who is aiming to appeal to Zimbabwe's diverse audience, I will be balancing all three languages, Shona , Ndebele and English but since I have already done full albums in Ndebele and in English during my early days, it was only right that I do a full album in Shona as well", he said.

Having established himself and scored quite a number of notable hit songs over the years, Dingi Cash is seeking to go one better with this forthcoming album and hoping that it will spawn a couple of more hits for him.
His list of hit songs include such tracks as Setshuna, Zenzanjani, Perfect date, Lelale, Sonke, Yona_leya Amacameraz, Ezinkulu, Hloniphane ft Stunner, Grown Folks ft Msizkay n Vyrass, Perfect date, Thousand, Awustshayi and Gungsta, to mention a few.

The Bulawayo born and bred rapper has worked with the likes of urban groover, Stunner, P.o.zee, Lady Thug, Ptk , Dr Clarence, Mukwa, Fyah King, Joe Maseko and many others.
"I have done tracks with Bodyslam Records and I have been getting a lot support from them, I can not forget to thank Tazoita Cash Records, Boss Spencer, Gwabalanda, Byo24 team, Radio Dialogue, PowerAce Radio and other other companies or people that have pushed and helped me make it thus far and also those that I might not have mentioned", he said.

But just where and how did it all begin?
"Though I started taking music seriously around 2010, I have been in love with music since I was a child, so much that I started writing songs while I was in Grade 6.
"Music has always been a way to keep me entertained. I would go for days, weeks and even months with stories spiralling in my head and so when i got introduced to writing music i found a place to put and a medium through which to share these stories.
"My family has always had a passion for music too, on my mother's side though. Our grandfather was a guitarist and so were my mom's brothers.
"My mother never wanted me to sing but my uncle would pull me to the side and say, 'usarege, its easy'. She does not mind now, she probably realised that it kept me from just sitting around", said Dingi Cash.

The rapper went on to add that his targets for the remainder of the year included releasing 'The Mastercopy', a number of singles along the way, an average of at least 3 music videos and finally launching the 'Semstyla tv' website..
"Besides the music, I am also working on the videos and putting together an entertainment channel named Semstyla TV which promotes artists who believe or seem themselves to be doing the same thing as us.
"We promote music from the mainstream but we surely won't be forgetting to shed light on the upcoming artists and their exploits too.  As of now, we have 2-hour music mixes, some of which are devided by region, genre, generations, etc. All that I can say is, go to Semstyla tv on Youtube, check it out and also subscribe", said Dingi Cash.




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