10 MOST INFLUENTIAL CHH-ZIM ARTISTS IN 2018
As we all know Christian hip hop Zimbabwe commenced around 2003 with the likes of pastor Rudy initiating the cause. Chh-zim was further commercialized by different rap artists the likes of Courtney Antipas, Elchits, Nowizz, Replica and others. Furthermore, we are not forgetting the swagga boy Mudiwa who calls himself the most successful Chhzim artist.
Furthermore according to our own research as a organisation( the switch) we have compiled a list of the top ten most influential Chh-zim artist in 2018. Chhzim is not a competition, lets not take this article as a way to divide artists but as an initiative to improve artists don’t rap for mere human recognition, but they grind so that God will be glorified.
1. COURTNEY ANTIPAS
Lets be real for a minute,Who is Courtney Antipas?. A husband, pastor, producer and a professional artist. Courtney has been on the move in 2018 recording different Chh-zim artists. His influence is not only in the raps, but its also in producing and supporting young artists. We might not know how many songs Courtney has produced in 2018 but the brother has been working. Lets not forget that the brother has being nominated for gospel act at Zim hip hop awards. Pretty cool right
A cancer survivor , entrepreneur, rap artists and a minister. Well some people will be like ‘ because he is prophecy that’s why is on number 2’. No way homie, lets be real here! I know Pro has being in the sheets musically in 2018 but they are two things he is doing in 2018 . Pro has been pushing the label Dstnkt so well to the extent that we all now know about it, Secondly Pro is being filmed next year at one of zim cinemas. I know its not music related but well grind is grind.
Many of you might not know this fellow, well he is one of the artists who grinds to death. Visit Bulawayo and ask about him they will tell you. He has been on the city of Bulawayo campaign poster, he is almost on every hip hop show that happens in Bulawayo. Nuff respect!!
We all know J, Mr. J-army boss. To be honest J has being real since day one.J-soldier has been nominated several times @chitown awards. Not forgetting at zim hip hop awards.
5. KUDAH RUN IT.
I know many are going to say Run IT is not CHH, but truthfully which chh event was done in 2018 without Mr. Run it? Not biased, but honestly the brother grinds to the extent that his grind overflows. Run it has decent followers on social media, some say its because of his humorous post other say its because of his girlfriend who he usually post. Hahaha who knows.
6. MWANA WAJOSE
Every show he has performed this year, Leon has rocked the crowd. From HICC to other big stages he features , he has shown his musical qualities. Definitely Mwana wa Jose deserves to be on number 6.
7. RED I. AM
Red i am, is one of the new artist in Zim Chh!. In 2018 he released a Hit Jesu Jesu.I wonder why he is not on zim hip hop gospel act. Furthermore, Red I. am is the 2018 bring it on rap category winner. Everyone who has been at Bring it on knows that its not an easy competition.
Cverb is a female rap artist who don’t hesitate to think big and show what she is made of. Musically 2018 had been a good year for Cverb. Cverb has featured at different Chh shows, dropped a good video and she also featured on chosen cypher.
9. HEY CHANDAPUWA
If i am to pick top 5 Chh drivers in zim, Hey Hey Chanda has to be one of them. The brother does not only holds it down musically but he is also involved in organizing and planning chhzim concerts.
You cant talk about J-army without mentioning Miss J-army Calna. One of the best Female rap artists in zim. In 2018 Calna and J-army are dominating Chitown awards. Certainly we cant talk about Chhzim without talking about Calna.
Our 10 ten most influential chhzim artists ends here. Join us next time when we bring you another list of dope chhzim artists who went missing in 2018.