NEWS | MUSIC
By Franco Mwachande Jnr
Lilongwe based hoarse-voiced Hip Hop artist, Tida Case is breaking his musical silence with an Extended Playlist (EP), Rhyme And Poet (RAP), which is dropping end March 2019.
Known for emptying his chest whenever it matters, Tida says R.A.P EP aims at bringing sanity in the local rap industry, which according to him, is slowly losing direction.
“You find that today’s artists are one hit wonders. In addition, their songs easily lose their flavor. Back in the days of the likes of the Wisdom Chitedzes for example, that was nonexistent. The songs had messages that the audience could easily relate. Something you do not usually see these days.” He said.
Tida further claims his EP is rich in messages that his audience can and will easily relate.
“Most of my songs are based on real life personal experiences, and some are just stories I have just composed. So my point is that as artists, we should talk about music which can change problems we are experiencing not just singing without a vision,” enlightens he.
Meanwhile, as part of the promo, Tida has just dropped Afana Olusa, a joint with fast rising trapster, Eso Slique. The Lilongwe-based rapper says Afana Olusa is a sample of what rap music is all about. He reveals the song is a dosage of a litany of the main message in the EP; teaching budding rappers some tid-bits for the rap genre.
“The up and coming artists have to learn how to write stories, poems and even responding to beefs as well as how to freestyle. Alot of artist these days are doing music which can’t stand the test of time, neither do they teach anything,” he said.
The BNG Beats produced the EP which has seven other songs including Zachabechabe, and Midwidwi. It has also featured various prominent artists such as Malinga Mafia, Crispy, Ill Mind and Dette Flow among others.
On why it has taken him ages to be out of his cocoon, Tida says he had wanted to dish out the best.
” I believe that I should make it an international standard, as we know our music is failing to catch up with other countries it could be that most of us produce music for sake of pleasure and not professionally as a career.” He said
Meanwhile, Tida Case says his fans should be on the lookout for mature hit tracks from him this year.