Word has been that SA hip-hop is dead and that it might need to be resuscitated one way or the other.
That said, popular music artist Big Zulu decided to shake things up a little or maybe too much, after releasing a fiery diss track titled “150 bars” aimed at local hip-hop heavyweights.
With the track firing shots at some of the esteemed artists in the game, it spread like wildfire on social media sparking great controversy on whether it was necessary or not.
When he starts the song, Big Zulu does not waste time taking aim at Cassper Nyovest whom he addresses as Mufasa, confronting his idea of reviving hip-hop.
This sees music artists such as Emtee, Stogie T, AKA, Nota, Nasty C, KO, and Duncan being dissed too.
In a live video, he revealed that hip-hop needed the diss track which he claimed was not aim at throwing crude remarks at anyone or involving family.
With his track, he believes any artist can do what is right in bringing the spirit of hip-hop back.
This had some hip-hop fans intrigued, while others admitted that the diss track was exactly what was needed to revive SA hip-hop.
Since its release, music fanatics have been eagerly awaiting clap backs from some of the artists who caught the stray bullets on the song.
Award-winning rapper KO responded and said he would not drop a response to the diss.
“Khuphuka Nkabi. I see right through his efforts tho can’t be mad at him tryna stir up convo. Sofile insini nezami kodwa. Not triggered to drop a response to dat. Clout is not in my DNA.”
Several people weighed in on the diss track, with some hailing Big Zulu.
Sabelo Mbeje shared a comment on Twitter, saying: “People don’t understand, this 150 bars by Big Zulu is (to) wake up the hip-hop artist. He wants them all to respond to his diss, and then the game begins. He’s strategic.”