- Syklik – Van Mash is animated
- TA-KU aka FLIP – Tribute to Dilla
- Tehn Diamond – Telescope (single)
- Ain Mosni – Stop Sleeping mixtape
- BoyWonder – Life in Retrospect Side A
Zimbabwe is producing African hip hop on levels that are beyond our imagination. Synik is undoubtedly one of the best lyricists out of Zimbabwe but is humble enough to put some heavyweights on his album. With verses from Metaphysics, Begotten Sun, Tehn Diamond, Karizma, Munetsi, Jnr Brown, MC Chita, Mic-Inity and celestial production incorporating traditional African instruments, this is clearly a giant leap in the definition of the hip hop scene. Partnered with a strong visual campaign emulating the cult classic neo-noir movie, Sin City, the music itself meanders between celebration and introspection as Synik relates his journey and who has been along for the ride with him.
Directed by Begotten Son, Rufaro Dhliwayo and directed by rapper/animator/director/presenter Enqore (yes the album was directed – check out the corresponding video to see why), it’s easy to see what happens when people put their various talents together. Download, share, buy it on itunes, tweet about it –> #SynCity