Cal_Vin

Dat Luveve Boy thanks God

Langalakhe Mabena
Grateful!

Thata��s the title of Mgcini a�?Cal_vina�? Nhliziyoa��s first single this year where the Kasi streetwise rapper expresses the emotions of appreciation of the blessings God has showered him with in his musical career.

The Luveve boy who has earned himself prestigious local and international awards like Zimbabwe Music Awards (Zima), Bulawayo Arts Awards (BAA) and Zim Hip Hop Awards, believes it is by Goda��s grace to have a colourful musical career which decorates him as one of the best artistes in the vindictive Zim hip-hop industry.

On the chorus of the song produced by the finest hip-hop beat maker Slickah Beats, lyrics like, a�?It could have been worst, it could have been jail or death, celebrating lifea�?, are a prayer for thanking the most High which Cal_vin also revealed they were the first lines he cites every time he communicates with God.

With the rapper changing his name and type of music from St Church Boy who used to sing Gospel rap to Cal_vin the hardcore Kasi kingpin, the father of one creatively explained he didna��t sell his soul to the devil but was still a church boy under the name of Cal_vin.

Lyrics on his opening verse like: a�?I almost lost my faitha�?, reveals Cal-vin as a thankful son to God for protecting him through his entire career and blessing him to become a good role model to most up-coming hip-hop artistes from eKasi.

a�?I am grateful to have such an amazing musical career, when I started music there were people who discouraged me saying local hip-hop doesna��t pay, I thank God in this song for making me believe in myself, if it wasna��t for him I dona��t think I could have toured the world and even received the awards I boast of to date.

a�?The prayer song doesna��t focus only on me, I also thank the Most High for using me in helping to groom other artistes who are also doing well such as myself like my day one Guluva 7even, Orthodox, Tear Dream Kings (formerly Boys), Langelihle to mention a few,a�? said Cal-vin.

As he received two nominations for Male Artiste of the Year and Outstanding Hip-hop Artiste at this yeara��s Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards which are slated for 26 May at the Large City Hall, the rapper is thankful to his loyal fans that support his music.

Furthermore, the cake in the oven is almost ready as he is busy producing his eighth album.

a�?It has been long since I did any quality works but I am in the studio producing my eighth album which I will announce its date of release as soon as ita��s ready to be dropped,a�? he said.