Creativity and versatility must be the underlying factor behind Young Kay and Cyclone’s Pauchidolo mix-tape. On second thought, it might be maturity and diversity on the part of the two MCs to release such philosophy similar to the Kanye West and Jay-Z’s ‘Watch the Throne’.
With main act being Young K and Cyclone, the 15 track mix-tape scheduled to hit the streets next month, features the vocals of artists like BarryOne, Armstrong, Kalista, DNA, Maskal, Kenny Klips and EK.
“Its about appreciating hip hop but also showing how different genres can come together and do something nice, so in a way it’s appreciating music in general.
“The idea of the mix-tape came about as Kay approached me with it; I agreed it was a great idea because it reveals unity among rappers. You just don’t need to be in one group to work together but it’s also a move that could bring our fan-base together and in turn showing the world how big music is growing,” said Cyclone in an interview.
The mix-tape has gone through the hands of several producers including Tanaposi, Sannie Beats, Devine Sense, and Pro Pee. All tracks were recorded and mastered at Pro Pee Records by Percy Manyozo.
Cyclone, real name Patali Nkorongo, a former member of the defunct Blantyre-based hip hop crew Basement, has one album ‘Eyes Wide Open’ released in October 2010 while Young Kay (Francis Kaphuka)has two albums ‘Exhale’ and ‘First Impression’ to his credit.
“As music grows we grow, so our fans out there should expect great music, it’s a guarantee they won’t get disappointed because we even surprised ourselves (Me and Kay) with the good music we did. It’ll be an inspirational mix-tape for most hip hop heads out there.
“As the title states, ‘Pauchidolo’, we’re doing what we know best and we do know it will help us or others in a way or the other. The theme is to inspire hip hop heads on how we can get a wider audience as a movement (hip-hop) and how team work can take us further, we need to stick together.
“As you know most mix-tapes are done to create a buzz out there, but truth be told me and Kay already have that buzz, and people won’t look at it as a mix-tape because the sound is just fully cooked, chefs got busy in the kitchen,” he added.
Cyclone stated that the project was visionary as it would inspire and raise typical issues most artists tend to avoid as they only address rap skills and that is all.
Besides the mix-tape, the two, Cyclone and Young Kay have in more than one occasion worked together. The two have once done songs such as ‘Utchuke Ndiwe’ from ‘Exhale’ and ‘Matukutuku’ from ‘Eyes Wide Open’.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :