Zubz, known affectionately by his fans as “The Last Letta,” “The Legendary Golden mic holder,“ and “the ill rhyme writer,” is rated as one of the most prolific African hip hop artists of this generation. Born in Zambia, raised in Zimbabwe and living in South Africa, Zubz is a true product of African diversity. A veteran of ten years in the industry, he has come a long way, after gracing the stage alongside Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Black Thought and Jeru da Damaja at Black August early in his career.
With three albums, two mixtapes and countless collaborations under his belt, he has amassed a cult following of enthusiastic fans worldwide. Zubz’ music is inspirational and uplifting as he bravely tackles social issues in a manner that is insightful yet entertaining.
His latest album, Cochlea: One Last Letta, has a different, lighter feel to it, however, he continues to stick to his definition of Hip Hop: True, Lyrical, Brave and wholly Zubz. Cochlea: One Last Letta is the marriage of all the elements that result in sheer listening pleasure: thought provoking and relatable content, head nodding beats and cool collaborations.
For Zubz this is about art, expression and being true to himself. It’s not your stereotypical boom bap hip hop, it's for the more open minded, experimental, mature, more searching kind of person - a lot of the material requires you to dig deeper than just the melodies.
An inimitable performer, “The Legendary Golden mic holder” Zubz has stepped on stages all over the world, sharing his music with audiences in Italy, Finland, Sweden, and The
Netherlands, to name but a few. In doing so, he has shared the stage with countless African and international artists, most recently performing on the same bill as internationally renowned Somali/Canadian artist K’Naan in Johannesburg. His music translated live is a fusion of traditional hip hop and progressive African interpretations of hip hop that will appeal to a wide variety of audiences.