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“I was there 2.0” Maximum Sentence Inc. is hereby announcing the release of “I was there 2.0” by the self acclaimed sociopolitical Hip Hop artist VIP To God.

The song is slated to be released on Tuesday, 3 March and will be available for free downloads on both local and international popular music sites. “I was there 2.0” is VIP to God’s first single in 2020. The first version was released in 2007.

The first version covered events from Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda, Bakili Muluzi to Bingu wa Mutharika’s regime hence version 2.0 picks up from Bingu wa Mutharika to the current regime. PropellerAds

With Mr. Tex on the beat, recorded and mixed by Dre Beats, “I was there 2.0” features Lilongwe based Reggae Dancehall artist Don Tarz of “Wah wah” fame. “I was there 2.0” narrates the current unstable political landscape in Malawi.

Among others, the song highlights how politics and demonstrations have affected lives and businesses of the citizenry.

“As we commemorate Martyrs Day and celebrate our Martyrs, I want people to listen to the song and reflect on the Malawi we want.

We need to look at history and think about the future,” VIP to God says. He adds, “I was inspired by both current affairs and “I was there” version one.

I was going through my past recordings and I came across this song which I did when I was a teenager. “I was there” version one has powerful lyrics and related to the current political landscape.” Harold Kapindu better known by his previous stage name K-Bonnie, now VIP To God is a Malawian conscious Hip Hop artist and award winning Journalist.

He was a member of the now defunct Blantyre based Hip Hop group, Maximum Sentence. He has previously worked with Dare Devilz, Dizzo, Young Kay, yX Media - Monetize your website traffic with us

The Nameless, Revolver, Rebel Music and Randy Jnr of The Basement among others. His recent releases include “Sunshine Bright Lights” in 2015, “Cry Babies” in 2018, “When The Black Sheep becomes Elephant In The Room EP” in 2019. SOCIAL MEDIA: Viptogod Facebook: Harold K-bonnie Kapindu Twitter: @IamKBonnie Instagram: @viptogod

Quotable lyrics

People screaming madando 147/MDF with AK 47, its intense in area 47/ Cops firing teargas, clients getting nervous, outrageous how the warm heart turned cold, cold like Steve Austin beer/ Got so many reasons to live in fear/ Anxiety, depression, mental health is certain, uncertainty in business sector/

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Can’t make any business moves, can’t open the shop, the streets is deserted, Warm heart of Africa is dented/ Waking up with so many questions/ Are they demonstrating or not? Is it peaceful? Are they looting or not? Are we safe? How many people got shot Bridge (Don Tarz) I’ve seen it all/ I’ve seen it all/ I’ve seen Dem rising, have seen Dem fall/ Medy medy, one man down/ Demonstrations wah gwaan in town/ To de rescue MDF truck/ Code red, police under attack/ One 

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