Slap Dee and Macky 2 on Saturday mesmerized fans when they re-lived their famous early 2010s beef by sharing the stage and performing popular songs that characterized the era, at the Hip-Hop at 50 event.
The rappers were involved in a highly publicized conflict that divided Lusaka and the Copperbelt in the prime of their careers.
The duo stole the show, organised by the Swedish Embassy, by taking turns performing their songs on one set while having commentaries in between the music explaining the thought process behind their conflict-laden prime years.
The rappers both admitted that their rivalry propelled them to competitive heights that made their music even better.
Slap Dee performed hits like ‘Nomba Ninshi’ while Macky 2 wowed the crowd with records like ‘Feeling Feeling’.
They both recalled how they made peace when rival fans were involved in a stabbing incidence.
Their joint set culminated into the performance of an unreleased song with both rappers alongside visiting eight time Grammy award winning Swedish rapper Timbuktu.
The song transitioned into the Swedish rapper’s equally impressive set where he did rap songs over Jazz-influenced music played by his band Masaka Trio together with songstress Esther Kirabo.
Legend Shimasta, gospel rapper Tim and KRYTIC were among artistes who graced the stage.
The ever impressive Jay Rox pulled off stage presence master class during his set.
Female rappers Cleo Ice Queen and Princess Natasha Chansa also had energetic stage acts during the event, coupled with new wave artistes Killa and Legend’son.
The event celebrated hip-hop culture which clocked 50 years this year.
While the Zambian scene is not that old, it was still a celebration nonetheless with the screening of a documentary of Zambian hip-hop history in between sets.
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