Big Zulu Speaks On How Artists Imitating Americans Make It Difficult To Break More Barriers Internationally. We have heard the likes of Nota, Scoop, Zakwe, Duncan and Vigilante to mention a few speak on how they feel SA Hip hop is in desperate need of authenticity.
Big Zulu is one of a very few remaining rappers in the spotlight who have managed to grow and flourish by being original. In this case being original means doing what could be expected from a KZN musician and embracing one’s culture in the process.
During a radio interview he expressed what he thinks of SA artists trying this hard to be how Americans are forgetting that the world could still buy into what represents them truly.
“You can’t possibly mix your African culture with the western way of things we can’t even argue about that. Culture will always be culture and is highly important. We become an embarrassment we visit countries from abroad because we portray ourselves as people we actually not, people whose lifestyle we’ve adopted. People expect to see REAL Africans across the world,” he said in parts.
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— Big Zulu (@BigZulu_ZN) October 19, 2020