The Zim Hip Hop Summit makes a second return to the Shoko Festival this Saturday 30 September to once again discuss pertinent issues about Zimbabwe’s hip-hop industry.

The Summit which was launched in 2017 also aims to bring local and international hip hop players to exchange information and explore ways of ensuring growth and sustainability n the industry.

Important individuals within the hip-hop community will come together to share knowledge and information that artists, promoters, managers, media and regulatory/authoritative bodies can use to proactively improve the state of the industry.

In line with the structure launched at the inaugural edition, the Summit will be made up of 3 panel discussions that will explore important aspects of the Zim hip-hop industry.

“We’ve enlisted the help of top musicians, activists, business people and enthusiasts to give holistic discussions taken from first-hand experience of working within Zimbabwe’s hip-hop industry,” said Amanda Murimba, the PR and Communications director of the Summit.

The 2018 line-up includes multi-platinum selling artist Don Dada; Owner of Punchline Media, Shingai Darangwa; Veteran Music Producer Clive Mono Mkundu; Political Commentator and music enthusiast KF Malindi Jnr;

MisRed; Lochnation; Zim Mumhanzi, Lincoln Prez, Hip Hop Artists Kikky Badass and Asaph; Mc Cut, Prezzo and KIRF Host Brian Willis, amongst others.

“Building on the discussions of last year, the panels will examine Hip Hop and Tech: Production, Digital Marketing and Branding in a Digital Age; Building a Sustainable Business Model; and Hip Hop and Power, respectively,” added Amanda.

Attendees can look forward to a fresh line up of panellists eager to engage on issues related to the Hip Hop Industry, practical talks with knowledge on how to use digital media to build your brand and a take on what hip hop’s role is in relation to social, economic and political issues faced by communities.

An exciting new addition to this year’s summit is that of an interactive cypher taking place during the panel discussion breaks.

This is one of the elements of hip-hop and will allow members of the hip-hop community to drop their best bars.

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