In a world marred with lots of bubble gum music with no real substance comes Slaugh with content and delivery that will have you nodding along and marveling at the contrary powerful musical substance. Slaugh stands out easily with his quality and brand of musical content that is well thought out and put together. So when you press play to his single Free Slaves expect some fresh sounds and visuals too.
Slaugh is a British-Zimbabwean philosophical rapper and songwriter aiming to defy stereotypes in his creativity. Born Themba Ben Mtwazi to a second-generation South African apartheid immigrant residing in Zimbabwe; Slaugh grew up in a unique social space, where being paternally South African by descent and maternally Zimbabwean, led to an upbringing intertwined with cultural hybridity, the effects of socio-political post-colonialism and westernization in Zimbabwean suburbs and native townships. Orphaned at the age of 12, Slaugh and his brother Wizzy Wow took on lyrical writing and hip-hop as their outlet. Throughout his early teenage years, he continued to study the craft of rap eluding strict institutional and cultural rules. He proceeded to create the trio Ramshaklz with peers Staice and Wargazm where they recorded non released music under veteran radio and television personality Tich Mataz's Khulumani Studios in the late 90s. In his early 20s he pioneered the duos WISL (with Wizzy Wow) and BlaK MagiQ with singer CoDe, releasing an album that later fell into the shadows of the Mugabe regime's 100% local vernacular content initiative. Slaugh relocated to England in the wake of the country's economic decline, where he first studied Art and Design, then Architecture pausing it at PhD level.
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