He irked fellow artists when he claimed the Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu kingship in Trap Squad’s hit So what? In the year 2017 Hypa returns with Reincarnation, a tribute to the late artist, Revolver.
On the new song, Hypa has linked up with female rhyme slayer Juda Gaga, Krazie G and holy hip hop artist Suffix.
Speaking in an interview, Hypa described Reincarnation as a song about an artist crying over the death of his mentor, friend and brother.
“Revolver was my mentor. He was like a big brother. He taught me a lot of things as an artist and a friend, his influence on me helped bring out hidden talent amongst the crowd like some sort of a chain reaction.
“It would be disrespectful for me to get back in the game without first recording something dedicated to my brother. The song is basically me pouring my heart out, reaching out to my fans and trying to reach out to Revolver for his blessings as I once again pursue my music. All this is to show appreciation to the legend for all the help he gave me in the industry,” Hypa explained.
He added: “I am venting over the loss of the icon, but somehow I believe the legend lives on, hence the title Reincarnation.”
The Sindidanda hit maker, Revolver succumbed to gastric cancer in November 2016.
Quizzed on why he took so long to release the song, Hypa responded: “I couldn’t record this whole time because I was mourning; my heart and mind weren’t in the right state. Plus I had to give his family space to mourn as well.”
The song was produced by Evanz Muzik and V2.
Late Revolver and Hypa collaborated on a few hit songs and rumour had it that Hypa was signed to Revolver’s Trap Squad label.
Apart from Reincarnation, Hypa has also released Public Statement and Hazel Mak Freestyle. n