South African house DJ and producer Prince Kaybee joins Dadaboy Ehiz via FaceTime on Apple Music 1 to talk about his latest track, “Zimbali (feat. Ami Faku).” He also discusses his new album, ‘Gemini,’ how he’s evolved, and his mission to continue collaborating with up and coming artists. The Big 5 Dadaboy Ehiz shares the 5 hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Kabza De Small feat. DJ Tira, Young Stunna, Dladla Mshunqisi, Felo Le Tee, Beast & Dj Exit_sa, Mayorkun, Mbosso feat. Costa Titch & Phantom Steeze, Asake, and Navy Kenzo. Africa Rising South African rapper Thato Saul is the latest artist featured from Apple Music’s Africa Rising playlist, a campaign which shines a light on the next generation of African superstars, and this week’s show features his singles “Put It On Me (feat. A-Reece)” and “Modimo Ohla Pheli,” from his debut album, ‘Life Is Gangsta.’ Listen HERE. Dadaboy’s Song of the Week Each week, Dadaboy Ehiz chooses his favourite track, taken from one of Apple Music’s African playlists. This week he spotlights King Perryy, Bella Shmurda and BackRoad Gee’s collab, “Go German,” from Apple Music’s Chop Life playlist. Listen HERE. Tune in and listen to the full episode this Friday June 17th at 9a Lagos/London / 10a Johannesburg/Paris / 1a LA / 4a NYC on Apple Music 1 at apple.co/_AfricaNow.
PRINCE KAYBEE ON GROWTH AS AN ARTIST
PRINCE KAYBEE ON THE LAIDBACK SOUND OF ‘GEMINI’
I literally tried to translate my character into the music properly. It’s a very musical album, I’m very laidback and not as hardcore as my first project. I went more to the musical side of the Gemini, although there’s a couple of songs that will cater to the dance floors but at most the songs there are for you to just drive and have a good time, at home, with loved ones… Just a chilled vibe. PRINCE KAYBEE ON SHOWCASING UP-AND-COMING ARTISTS IN HIS MUSIC On the album there’s a lady called Unathi, Ami Faku is on the album but I always work with up-and-coming artists, 80% of my project. When I release a project, 80% of the project must be upcoming artists, like we’ve done with previous artists where they are household names today. There’s quite a lot you don’t know!