Label: POA Records, LLC, Mo' Bux Ent.
Bio: Just Lyphe, born Upenyu Dumisani Maraire, is the last born son of the late Ethnomusicologist and the mbira master Dumisani Maraire (1944-1999). Dr. Maraire is accredited for first introducing Zimbabwean mbira music to the United States' west coast, and helping to create ZimFest, which is a Zimbab... See Full BioMore Info
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Catch the World Premiere of Just Lyphe's Harare Hustler Anthem LIVE @ Miss ZimUSA 2010, at the Hilton Hotel at Washington DC's Dulles Airport!
As Cee Jay Besa prepares for the release of his new cd Ndangariro due out this May, he has also joined forces with the Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA) in order to raise awareness and appreciation of Zimbabwean Music at home and away by hosting the USA leg of The ZIMA World Party. Cee Jay, in conjuction with ZIMA's Executive Producer, Carl Josh Ncube, will stage this party in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, May 15th. The party will include appearances and participation from the cream of Zimbabwe's US-based acts such as The Mambos, Tisu Live Band, Edene, Just Lyphe, and many others. Cee Jay himself is scheduled to perform with his live band on the night. It will also be the launch of his Ndangariro Tour which will see him live in Zimbabwe at the end of May in Harare and Bulawayo and then he will take his show to The World Cup 2010 where he is confirmed for back-to-back live shows. The tour will also take Cee Jay to Maputo, Mozambique during the World Cup period. Cee Jay says, "I have been following the efforts of Carl Ncube and his team and have been moved by their passion for the growth of Zimbabwean music and for wanting to see artists appreciated in Zim and around the world and wanted to be a part of that because I am an ambassador of our music to the world. It's the least I could do to uplift the efforts of my fellow men coz I am also passionate about standing on the front lines of this progress we all want to see for all Zim artists." To RSVP for the ZIMA USA party in Dallas, TX, visit www.POARecords.com. To check out Cee Jay's music, visit www.Rudeboy-Records.com. For more information on the Zimbabwe Music Awards, visit www.ZIMA.co.zw
'From Dusk Til Dawn' is a Hip-Hop mixtape that explains, through song, the life of young men growing up in the Avenues and the ghettos of Africa. Their stories primarily focus on Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe, however they also cross the border and visit one of Africa's most dangerous townships, Soweto, in neighboring South Africa. Initially, 'From Dusk Til Dawn' explores their crooked mentalities, fantasies, exposures, hunger and desire to get rich quick (the dark, Dusk side of the world). Half way through their lives, maturity and emptiness kick in and they come to a realisation that real life consists of more than what they are exposed to, so they start to seek for light, love, wisdom, realness, success and God. As they begin to grow (mentally and spiritually), they start to lighten up and at the same time they realize their purpose (the brighter, Dawn side of the world) and the mixtape ends with them making a 'Grand Entrance' into the Hip-Hop scene. This mixtape addresses issues like struggle, pain, hurt, hate, deception, love, determination, ambition and success. It serves to flaunt Crook Ave's rich talent and lyrical prowess and is already being hailed a Zimbabwean mixtape classic by early listeners of the mixtape. Crook Ave consists of Rayze'Em, Tresspasser, 3Mics, and Killah Bishop. Rayze'Em is currently based in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, while Tresspasser, 3Mics, and Killah Biship are currently in Zimbabwe running a Hip-Hop battle and performance event called The Circle. Affiliate emcees are Tino Uneeq, who's contributions include closing the mixtape with his song 'Grand Entrance', & Micah, who's features include 'Take You There' and 'Let It Rain'. Videos like 'Rayze'Em's 'Krooksta' and 'More Again' have been growing in popularity online while singles 'Take You There' and 'Let It Rain' are currently being prepared for release to radio stations around the world. The producers of the mixtape, Los Angeles based, POA Records have changed their website's design to a theme they call 'It's Darkest Before Dawn' to celebrate the upcoming release and has so-far released two official trailers for the mixtape, 'Here To Stay' and 'Let It Rain', which are now playing on most online video communities like YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cPu3jCEAKM. 'From Dusk Til Dawn' is the second installment of Property Of Africa's Exclusive Mixtape Series. Tracks on the Property Of Africa Exclusive Mixtape Series may be published or reproduced by members of the press in any form with appropriate credit to www.POARecords.com or www.PropertyOfAfrica.org. Download this press release, Crook Ave's two trailers, and the mixtape's single 'Let It Rain' at http://www.sendspace.com/file/7bw7qb "Cop dat or stay hip but hopless." - Crook Ave & it's Affiliates. Get your free copy of 'From Dusk Til Dawn' at http://www.POARecords.com on February 6th, 2010. # # # Property Of Africa was founded on a simple premise: to empower artists of African descent to reach their highest potential and aspirations in the United States music industry.
Just Lyphe is proudly participating in this year's AIDS Walk Los Angeles to help improve the lives of people affected by HIV disease. Sponsor Just Lyphe by copying and pasting this link in your browser: http://aidswalklosangeles2009.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=315927&lis=1&kntae315927=D73AA47B30D547C785D2D369E475D830&supId=271095471