In a world where screaming queens are busy confusing themselves for hip hop artists, Kapital K has a more sentimental story to tell, one that solidifies why hip hop artistry was born.
Bread in Zimbabwe and buttered in North Carolina (USA), this AKA “Victory Lap” remix hit maker has been featured twice as ‘A New Artist To Reckon With’ by Mzansi’s leading hip hop magazine, HYPE, and judging by his new hit single; ‘High’, which is currently blazing YFM’s Top 40 charts, we couldn’t agree more.
While most 9 year olds were busy flying kites outside the windy streets of North Carolina, Kapital K was already writing lyrics and crafting a clear path to his music career. Upon his return to Zimbabwe at a tender age of 12, he was already in studio recording his hit single “Let’s Party” with seasoned producer, the late Fortune Muparutsa.
He is now only 24 years young and has already shared the big stage with respected hip hop musos such as HHP, Jozi, Bongs and popular Nigerian artists Naeto C and Davido, who invited him to be a cameo in his Gobe video which was shot in Camps Bay.
“My passion for music became clear when I moved to Zim from North Carolina. I can’t forget rapping Tupac’s ‘Hit ‘Em Up’ verse with my dad in the lounge. The camera was rolling like we were shooting the actual music video. We owned that song. My dad decided to take my passion seriously and put me in studio with the late Fortune Muparutsa,” he told YV Africa.
This rising star was nominated in the “Best Artist Diaspora” category for the 2011 Zimbabwe Hip Hop Awards which earned him a possible shot to open for Lil Wayne in Cape Town. He has collaborated with the likes of 2011 USA BEFFTA Award winner (Best International Act), C.R.I.$.I.$ “Mr Swagger” and Gabon’s #1 hip hop artist, Ba’ponga on a single titled “All or Nothing”. Thanks to his Gabon tour with Ba’ponga last December, he has graced CNN’s inserts and has since become an instant household name.
Ambitious yet practical, Kapital K recalls his days as a trust fund kid who lost the silver spoon following his parents’ divorce. This shaped him to work harder towards becoming his own person, which saw the birth of Kapital4Kapital Entertainment, a record label he founded and signed under. He is also currently pursuing his studies through Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
“I believe quality is everything. Quality is what separates a pro from a mediocre. People want to listen or watch something that’s smooth, something indicative of time, effort and hard work. My little studio produces the best sounds radio plays. Quality is the key to putting yourself ahead of others,” he asserted on his YV Africa interview.
Come Sunday 16th June, this new sensation will be launching a video for his brand new single titled “High”, in conjunction with a birthday party hosted by Jozi socialite and pretty boy, Liyanda Balintulo. Powered by Remy Martin, the glitzy affair will be held at the equally glamorous Kong Rosebank.
Kapital K’s music can be found on his website; http://www.k4kentertainment.com/album_categories/albums/ or viewed on Youtube; http://www.youtube.com/user/kapital4kapital. You can also follow him on twitter @Kapital___K.
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