If you critically listen to hip hop you are likely to get an impression that every rapper claims to be the best or king of the game.
But whether it is by design or mistake, an underdog rapper called Classick was crowned Malawi’s hip hop king in an MTV poll on Twitter when MTVbaseSouth asked “who owned Malawi in 2015”.
According to the MTV’s opinion poll, Classick outclassed well-known Malawian rappers to emerge winner.
In an interview with The Nation, Classick could not hide his pleasure in flooring the two popular rappers.
“In 2015, I was lucky perform at Lake of Stars with my team, opening for stand-up comedian Dalitso Chaponda at the Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe and working with Q Malewezi. I also managed to be the leading rapper in Malawi according to votes on the MTV poll.
“This is no mean achievement to me because it shows people appreciate what I do,” said Classick.
But who is Classick?
“I was born Ackson Yankho Zulu on March 13 1993. I am a member of Homegrown Africa music family. I have been in the hip hop game for some time. But what officially put me on the scene was Sticky Stacks’s song/video Already Done It where I went in first and also did the hook. I have also worked with Viceroy, the Dominant One and Revolver. All these projects have helped to expand my fan base,” said Classick.
Apart from numerous collaborations in 2015, he also released Bola Kunthazi and Brand New, two singles that propelled him to top. n