DJ Maphorisa and Shimza. Picture: Instagram
DJ Maphorisa and Shimza. Picture: Instagram

DJ Maphorisa calls out Shimza for not uplifting young talent

By Shingai Darangwa Time of article published Oct 11, 2021

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As his ongoing twar with One South Africa Movement founder Mmusi Maimane rages on, Shimza is now taking shots from one of his own peers, DJ Maphorisa.

It started after Shimza shared a snippet of an upcoming single titled, “Sold Out”, on Instagram on Saturday.

Commenting on the post DJ Maphorisa, who never shies away from sharing his views, said: “Why you always make music alone? No young upcoming nyana, everytime Shimza alone.

“Grow this afro movement, uplift young talent bro.

“Please that’s why they end up hating us cause you close doors.

“Don’t tell me you made that beat alone. Sorry but I had to take out my chest in front of everyone. Love you mfanaka but I can't”.

Shimza responded by pointing out that his record label, Kunye Records was built to propel up-and-coming artists, and that “we all work differently”.

But Phori, as he’s affectionately known by fans, wasn’t having it and responded by accusing Shimza of using “ghost producers” and paying them an once off fee, without crediting them appropriately.

“I’m a producer, I know how it feels to be left out,” said Maphorisa. “Please change the game, make an EP with all of them. Get them gigs too and grow this sh**.”

People chimed in on the post and on Twitter by thanking Phori for supporting young artists and standing up for the industry.

"S/O TO @DjMaphorisa FOR ALWAYS BEING A REAL ONE, ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT THE MUSIC AND HAS NEVER LOOKED DOWN OR DISRESPECTED ANY MUSIC GENRE. YOU ARE A LEGEND BA SAO FORA!

“KING$ DO KING SH$T!

“KING OF HIP HOP x KING OF AMAPIANO (1/2)

“PITORI STAND UP!"

" DJ Maphorisa calls out DJ Shimza for not featuring and working with new artists on his music and not credit his ghost producers.“

"Dj Maphorisa ( Phori ) speaks on Shimza on not putting the upcoming Afro tech producers on … tense ."

"Dj Maphorisa is fixing the country."

"#ShimzaSpace Those who misunderstood Dj maphorisa about Dj shimza ..maybe this could help you👊"

"Shimza tried to close doors for Ceega Wa Meropa last year thinking like being rude to him the prize. Nothing new here, Phori told him the truth❤️"

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