Dladla Mshunqisi burst into the scene in 2017 with the massive tune by Benny Maverick “MEMEZA” Featuring Dladla Mshunqisi hit single. The dance anthem introduced Dladla Mshunqisi into mainstream and he hasn’t looked back since; but instead he continues to raise the bar with every feature including his own single “Pakisha” Ft stable mates, Dj Tira & Distrution Boyz.
It’s 2019 and the hype has hit the ceiling, charts have been topped, his single “Pakisha” is sitting at over 3 million views on YouTube; now Dladla Mshuniqiso presents his self-explanatory debut album titled “Umshunqo”, which means, “Fun, Lit” as per South African pop-culture terminology.
The 13-track album is produced by DJ Tira, assisted by current, trending Gqom producers such as DJ Joejo whom produced (Bhampa – KOTW, Fakaza – Tipcee, Malume – DJ Tira), Cruel Boyz (DJ Vetkuk & Mahoota – Ziwa Murtu)
The album is blessed with production by Distruction Boyz and Prince Kay Bee and boasts features by some of the best vocalists in the Gqom scene, namely Busiswa, Professor, Tipcee and super Gqom Rapper Beast.
Tracks to look out for are “Thutha” produced by Spirit Banger, “Memeza” hit makers, “Izibalo” produced by Joejo and “Amalukuluku” produced by Prince Bulo, featuring Professor on vocals.
“Umshunqo” is a modern day dance album, leading the evolution of sound over unique South African drums that compliment our very own dance culture as he creatively chants relatable slogans and gimmicks that resonate with the masses, making this release a moment in the South African mainstream industry.
Afrotainment is no stranger to producing artist who go on to sell platinum albums from DJ Cndo and Big Nuz to name but a few. This album is a continuation of Afrotainment success story having produced many a platinum album with the likes of Big Nuz, Dj Cndo and others to name just a few.