“I Don’t Hear The Difference”, Young Stunna On His Transition from SA Hip hop to Amapiano. Most Hip hop artists in Mzansi have been captivated with the dominance of Amapiano and we have witnessed most of them jumping ship to try the fresh music genre. Young Stunna is unquestionably one of Amapiano’s biggest surprises. The Adiwele himaker just made the crossover from Hip Hop to Amapiano, and his climb in the game was swift after joining the label of platinum-selling producer Kabza De Small.
The former rapper published his amapiano album Notumato, which has a lengthy list of notable guests. Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa (as Madumane), Sizwe Alakaine (rapper Reason), and SA hip-brightest hop’s star Blxckie are among the artists included on the 16-track album.
Speaking to Zkhiphani Young Stunna opened up about his transition to Amapiano saying, “I was a hip hop broer, straight hip hop broer. I started tapping into Amapiano now”, he says. He mentioned that he started creating his own lyrics in 2012/2013 and he made hip hop as a pathway to express himself and what he can do for music lovers in Mzansi.
Even though he mentioned that he loves all types of music, he made it clear that Amapiano was his cup of coffee and it felt natural for him to settle with the genre. At the same time, he couldn’t tell the different between the two genres.
“When I listen to Hip hop and then listen to Amapiano I don’t hear a difference”, he says during an interview.
Making the point that, besides pace, there isn’t much of a difference between some notes in both genres. And he believes that this is the key of Amapiano’s prominence: the fact that so many of the similar sounds that people hear in their favorite music can be found in the same fresh genre.
“Now it turns into this sound that you think you haven’t heard before but it’s always been there. When you listen to Hip Hop, you can see that you can actually do what you’ve been doing on Amapiano. I can actually rap on Amapiano beats”