DJ Maphorisa called out DJ Shimza for closing doors in the music industry. The Izolo hitmaker is not happy with the way Shimza is handling young and upcoming artists.
Notoriously known for being self-centred, Shimza accepted Maphorisa’s criticism, but he tried to explain his working methods.
The argument started after Shimza posted a new beat dubbed ‘Sold Out.
Got some heat coming soon Zo- Shimza – Sold Out
“Why do you always make music alone with no young or up-coming artist? Maphorisa questioned Shimza’s tendency to make music alone.
“It’s every time Shimza alone,” he went on.
Maphorisa pointed out senior DJs must grow the Afrobeat.
“Grow this afro movement. Uplift young talent brother, please,” Maphorisa pleased in the Instagram comment.
The Banyana hitmaker believes established artists are hated for neglecting upcoming artists.
“That’s why they end up hating us because you close doors. Don’t tell me you made that beat alone. Sorry, but I had to take out my chest in front of everyone. I love you, but I can’t,” Maphorisa commented.
Shimza tried to defend himself but with little success. he pointed out he recently started Kunye Records, a label he believes will offer a platform for young artists to perform. He also created an event called Kunye that showcases sets online.
“That’s why my label Kunye Records is for Phori (Maphorisa), that’s why I started the label, and that’s why we now have an event called KUNYE that showcases the music and streams the sets online so that people can put the face to the names bro. We all work differently, bro love you too,” Shimza responded.
Maphorisa fired back, insinuating that Shimza was diverting the topic from giving contributing artists credit to talking about record labels.
“You know what I’m talking about. Ghost producers that you give once-off fees. That thing must stop and give them credit for them on your song. Let them shine; now that would grow your movement. I’m a producer; I know how it feels to be left out. Please change the game, make an EP with all of them. Get them gigs too,” Maphorisa had the last say.
Check the conversation here