Today We Get To Zoom On On 1 Of The Most Hard Working Artists Around KZN.. Azim .. Let’s Get Zoomin’
WHO IS AZIM
Azim was born in the early 80’s in a township near DURBAN called UMLAZI. Music has always been his love since that one fateful day when his cousin introduced him to RAY CHARLES when he was only nine years old.
He finished his matric in 2003 he went on to study Human Resources Management at DURBAN University of Technology.
When he was studying he felt empty and left the coarse in the middle of 2005 and went to work for different sales companies so he could get by, it is during that time where he was introduced to a young producer by the name of GUDMAN who recorded him for the first time ever in his life, Azim made that song with his friend and it was a neighborhood hit that encouraged him to pursue a music career, two years later he recorded his first solo song and that was in 2007, that was a defining moment in his solo career because as much as he was confident he was not sure that he can hold his own ,so he went to the best hip hop producer in KZN at that time which was MOJA POOH, he produced his first ever solo track of which people loved . He got the taste of performing live and loved it, he has been hustling ever since until he got a chance to release his first solo project in 2012 that sold over 2000 copies in the streets.
Azim has always wanted to do things differently, when other rappers sold their mixtapes and E.P’s at hip hop shows he went to the malls and taxi ranks to sell his project, when other rappers criticized kwaito and house music AZIM chose to rap on kwaito and house beats, he also stopped performing in hip hop shows for a while and chose to perform at Shisa Nyamas, Taverns & Car Washes where he would be only rapper.
THE GAME CHANGER
By performing for that audience he ended up developing his own brand of hip hop called MNANDI SOUND which simply means Great Music where it fuses kwaito, house music, just any genre that makes people dance and hip-hop.
Azim has worked with people like ;
• ‘Summer’ by Dj Tira
• 4000 by Dj Tira,
• Palesa by Lvovo
• Champion by Mandoza
•Party yamaCouple by Bhar
»» And has also worked with Kay Master
Who Has Produced for
»» Wonder (Once Again)
Who has Produced For
• Niche Fam
• Ayanda Makukule (SA Hip Hop Award Winner)
Azim has also worked with Moja Pooh (SA Traditional Music Award Winner and SA Hiphop Award Winner and also produced for Shon G and Mc Tshatha).
Azim has performed in many events & places around KZN..
* First edition of iBeach Xplosion Festival.
* Street Vibes tv show on channel 261 DSTV.
* Zola 7’s Cell C Tour ,
* Durban Beach Festival ,
* Durban Hip-hop Festival ,
* Hip-hop Ngasekhaya,
* Something to talk about ,
* Live Check ,
* Love Life concert ,
* ANC election Campaign 2014,
* Berea Technical College Opening Bash.
He has shared a stage with Professor ,Busiswa Qulu,Big Nuz, Zola, Jozi, Lvovo, Cassper Nyovest, Bricks, HHP, Zakes Bantwini, Dj Tira, Zakwe, Abdus and Bongi Dube to name a few.
For any of his songs .. Cava the link below ;
Posted By Veezy Tha Gawd