“When The Black Sheep Becomes Elephant In The Room” is K-Bonnie’s 6th album and VIP TO GOD’s debut. The album is a prelude and a soundtrack to his book which is yet to be published. “I am planning to release the book in October”. He disclosed it to our reporter. Both the album and book’s themes are centered on my personal struggle with mental health, journey to becoming a journalist and a rapper as well as sociopolitical issues in Malawi and the world at large” he explained. Mental health is real and most people suffer in silence because they lack platforms to discuss such issues. As a journalist, I feel I have a responsibility to share my story and raise awareness. I have been struggling with mental health related issues for a while. As a kid, I survived suicidal thoughts and many fatal circumstances.”
The beats in the album were produced by Justus, Eric Most, Venom and Self Defense. It was recorded by Sub Zero and mixed and mastered by S.A.M.U.E.L.
ABOUT THE SONGS
The album has 10 songs. The “Intro”, and “Hand of God” tackles mental health. I am rapping about alcohol, substance, drug and sex addiction as well as the effects of depression and loneliness. In “Cry Babies”, “Trust and Betrayal” and “What’s trending, What’s up”, I am addressing political issues ranging from worldwide political riots to 2019 Malawi elections. In “Rap Like Me”, ” Its Hip Hop”, “Another World” and “Lately”, I am simply rapping about Hip Hop culture and music. The song “Am from Africa” discusses the beauty of Africa continent.
BRIEF MUSIC BACKGROUND
Born in Lumbadzi Township in Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi, Harold Kapindu better known by his stage name K-Bonnie or VIP TO GOD is a Malawian socially conscious Hip Hop artist and Journalist.
In 2006, K-Bonnie released his debut ‘Press Conference’ LP. The LP was warmly received because it was one of the first Hip Hop LPs to ever been released in Malawi. “Press Conference” also tackled
controversial socio-political issues which attracted attention from people of all walks of life. It produced hit songs such as “Hip Hop” feat Dare Devilz and “More than 30 years”.
Between 2007 and 2008, K-Bonnie took a musical break on his solo career when he was working for Star Radio as a DeeJay. In 2008, Maximum Sentence released its first mixtape titled ‘Hidden Faces’. The mixtape produced hit songs such as ‘U make me feel’ and ‘Story of my life’. In 2009, K-Bonnie released “Spiral of Silence” LP. In 2010, K-Bonnie released “Blind Deaf Dumb” mixtape which featured Theo Thomson, The Nameless, Young Kay, Maximum Sentence and Revolver.
“Blind, Deaf, Dumb” had the hit single “Chinam’balala”. Since the release of his first album in 2006,
K-Bonnie has become a seasonal mixtape artist concentrating on underground Hip Hop music. His comeback EP titled “Sheep and Crocodiles” was released in 2012. It was followed by “Fake Hugs and Judas Kisses” and “Non Compos Mentis” in 2013. “Non Compos Mentis” compilation contained some of his previous recordings.
His recent album “when the black sheep becomes elephant in the room” was released on 5 August 2019. your views and reviews are welcomed you can talk to K Bonnie through the contacts bellow.
TALK TO K BONNIE
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