NEWS | MUSIC
By Mpho Musowa.
Black Leaf Music artist, Ambokire Salimu Jnr and former member King Tuzi have linked up to drop ‘All Roads Lead Down the Isle’ Ep slated for March 29 this year.
According to Salimu Jnr, whose rap name is Ambo Aj, the project, which started July 2017, finished in the second half of last year, is all about appreciating the role fate plays in our lives.
“The concept behind the title, by all roads lead down the Isle we’re saying that no matter what we/you try, you cannot fight fate. We feel as if it’s written in the stars us doing this music thing, and whichever road we may try take, school or anything, we’ll still end up at the same place. It’s God’s will” explained Aj..
Questioned on the legality of who owns the tape, Aj says “The project has joint rights, Half owned by Black Leaf, because I’m in it, everything I do is under the label. Tuzi is indie”
King Tuzi was formerly a member of the BLM crew before announcing departure to embark on a solo career. He is currently in the United States of America, studying.
Speaking on the creative process from the states, Tuzi says it has been hard work.
“I send all my music to either AJ or Big Phil to mix via email. Plus also making music and getting trying to get money as a young man such as myself should. ”
Commenting on the label split for the first time in public he said “Black Leaf to me is all love, you know, we clashed one time and it sadly led to separation but AJ been my brother since primary school so nothing has changed.
“If anything, us as a pair has gotten stronger from it.”
The two said the tape, which has seven tracks will be accessed free of charge from various media platforms. It has been produced by Aj himself.
A few months ago, Aj acknowledged the split in the group but has since maintained “We’re still moving forward. The label is still around, we still doing our thing, despite the break up”.