Glen View is a not so small town in Harare with a lot of activity in the Zimbabwean Hip Hop culture. Mainstream, Underground, Secular and Gospel.


It is only a regional subgenre of Zimbabwean Hip Hop by Artists originating from the Glen View area. It is not a standardised or uniform sound. Only one common homeground. Occasionally referred to by its artists and followers as Glen View Hip Hop, at functions thrown in and around Glen View as a form of representing where they are from. South of Samora.

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Music

Hip-Hop, Dancehall, Spoken Word, Conscious Lyricism, African, Underground, Freestyle Rap

A mostly serious music, with a ghetto themed subject matter. This movement has provided Glen View listeners with something they can relate to a as well as celebrate, and a sense of belonging.

Rappers choose to rap in English or Shona, depending on their intended audience or result. Hip Hop has always emphasized messages of verbal skill, life lessons, unity, social issues, or activism. A vehicle to expose a lot of critical issues.


Pese pane Bag by Trap-C - "[1]"

Harare by Nib Crouch - "[2]"

Jecha Mumusoro by N.T.M Tha Hommie - "[3]"


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Events

In the last years, Glen View has witnessed a number of memorable milestones with an impressive roster of Hip-Hop shows that include:


  1. Tora Guta - Take Over the City

An initiative by Christian Gospel artists


  1. Peace in the Hood - Youth Concerts for free expression and Social Justice in the Community.

A series of Concert by Zimbabwe's leading Cultural Activists Network, Magamba. Magamba also known for its Spoken Word and Hip Hop Festival, Shoko Festival.


  1. Freedom Junction -

Organised within Glen View to promote its local arts. It runs every Saturday


It is from these platforms a lot of Glen View's talent is found.


History

Legacy

Who is from Glen View

This is a list of notable people who are natives of Glen View or have been resident there.

Glen View's Disc Jockey's

  1. Guud Enuff

Glen View's Record Producers

  1. 3nican Entertainment
  2. Huniland
  3. Gees Records
  4. Lil Moniez Entertainment


Glen View's Rap Artists

Glen View has produced many artists of various styles.

Below is a list of Zimbabwean Hip Hop musicians from Glen View. This is an incomplete list that may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness.

  1. Kics Blessing Kazembe
  2. Simba Java Simbarashe Java
  3. Dub GM mChina Maxwell Mutazu
  4. G.I.L God Is Love Zadzisai Chikwanyanga
  5. Nib Crouch Richard Mabgwe
  6. Trap-C Tinotenda Allen Chitapa
  7. Slick Kudzai Ashley Musungo
  8. N.T.M Tha Hommie Nigel Tapiwa Munhedzva
  9. Nargee Musharukwa Nyasha Gwari
  10. Young Trap Ngonidzashe Emmanuel Musungo
  11. Kazmik Chamakanda Martin Gosha (formerly known as "'Metsogee"')
  12. Nu-Sense Munyaradzi Hamandishe
  13. Whistle
  14. CMN Prince Charles Ndere
  15. K.Mac Nomathamsanqa Phiri
  16. Glen Mazani
  17. DopeBoy Jnr Philip Tinashe Banda
  18. P.Gee Gavin Panashe Gwari
  19. Dwayne Simbarashe Tapfuma
  20. Terry Terrence Murombedzi
  21. Traffik Llyod Batsirai Kaluza
  22. Thazah Man Gumi mu Bag Alton Moses Hakata
  23. Trinity Trinity Musarurwa
  24. Two Sik Craig Mukwedeya
  25. Skryptt Da Farmer Gerald Achinesu Mandisodza
  26. MC Ef-em Fungai Mlambo
  27. Minana Wellington Masawi
  28. Mcy Ghost McDon Vladmire Woodburn


Glen View's Rap Crews

Below is a list of Zimbabwean Hip Hop Groups from Glen View. This is an incomplete list that may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness.

  1. G Kaust

members: Metsogee (now known as Kazmik), Nargee & Pgee.

  1. New Generation

members:

  1. Tora Guta

members:

  1. Tru Mcz

members: Minana, CMN Prince, Glen Mazani, Terry & Trinity.

  1. Dambarefu

members: N.T.M & Thazah.

  1. Y.P.L

Abbreviation: Young Playaz League members: Pepper, Young Poud & Simba Java

  1. Underground 52

members: Metsogee (now known as Kazmik), Nargee, Pgee, "'Gil Slick"' (now known as G.I.L), Nib Crouch, Rinxy, G Phat (now known as MC Ef-em) & Lil Toxic.

  1. 3View

members: Nargee & Pgee.

  1. Young African Kings

members: Trap-C, Jay Ash from Chitungwiza & TuPoetik from Mutare.

  1. Jostlers 52

members: Gil Slick (now known as G.I.L, Nib Crouch, MC Ef-em & Lil Toxic.

  1. G.A.N.A.T.A.C.A

Abbreviation: Gosha Anogona N.T.M Anogona Thazah Anogona Culture Benz Anogona members: Metsogee (now known as Kazmik), N.T.M, Thazah & Culture Benz.




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