Birthday celebrations came early for hip-hop and gospel producer Phumlane Zondo who released a single on April 22.
Fakaloice, as he is known in the Waterfall City musical fraternity, believes his single titled Konakele [Messed up] talks about the social ills that have ravaged the world.
Zondo (27), who will turn 28 on May 22, says he wants to make his mark in the music industry against all odds.
“I started music in 2014 and what I try to do with my music is to mix hip-hop with a touch of gospel because I want my songs to give a special message to everyone who I spent most of my upbringing going to church but I fell in love with hip-pop and that’s why I merge the two genres in my production.
It features another lyrical heavyweight and stable mate, Lindokuhle ‘Intaba Yase Dubai’ Msomi.
Zondo has already released songs such as Your Son, Angzazi [I don’t know] and Sekunjalo [It’s now]which also touch on where he came from and where he is now when it comes to his music career.
In this self-produced hip-hop single, the outspoken Zondo says a lot of people didn’t think he’d get to where he is with his musical journey, and this song is just his way of making them eat their words as he is on an upward trajectory.
“It’s a shame that I’m facing enemies who aren’t happy with my dream and where I am, but thank God I’m surviving. I want everyone to know that even when people try to bring you down, you will rise again if you call on the name of God.
He says he was motivated by the likes of well-known rapper KO who shot to fame around 2014 when he produced modern hip-hop music.
Zondo concluded that he hopes to one day work with someone like Blackie, whose style of hip-hop and amapiano music is balanced.
Fakaloice earns his bragging rights