Born Mwila Musonda on the 27th of April, Slapdee first got in the game during his high school years. Battling school mates and winning recognition, he soon realised that he could make hip-hop a viable career.
His career began to get moving in 2006 when he worked on a song called ‘Asembe Isebenza’ and was identified by promoter Sync as a rising star. His debut album bearing the same name was a commercial dissapointment but earned Slap decent radio spins and generated a buzz in the hip-hop underground.
His follow-up effort entitled ‘So-Che’ catapulted the young rhymesmith to national stardom. Featuring hits like ‘Solola’ and ‘Takwaba’… So-Che confirmed what well-informed critics had suspected: the next big thing had arrived!
2007/8 saw Slapdee embroiled in a bitter feud with crooner Mampi. As the beef raged, the listening public was spoilt with legendary tracks from the Makeni-based MC like ‘Nizee’ and ‘Sunshila’ . He also enjoyed a great working relationship with songbird Sutu, belting out duets ‘Kamba Che’ and ‘Disposable’.
Moving from strength-to-strength in 2009, Slapdee released his third studio project entitled Black na White to an overwhelming response from fans. Radio favourites included “Goldigger”, “Fo’Shizy” and “Chishinka”. Slap is currently in studio recording his fourth album, his second under his very own record label “X.Y.Z Entertainment”. This project will be uniquely different as Slap will use it to showcase his own beat-making skills.
Slapdee strengths lie in a unique ear for music, an intuitive understanding of the listening public’s tastes and his strong song writing skills. With the ability to compose a sung hook, a strong 16 bar rap verse or a melodic bridge, this triple threat of beatmaking, songwriting and rapping certainly make Slapdee a star for many years to come in African music
XYZ (Xample Yapa Zambia)
XYZ Entertainments Limited is an ambitious, vibrant and dynamic young company based in Lusaka, Zambia. Riding on the strength of the immense popularity of the record label, it boasts some of Zambia’s finest established and new talent on its roster, including Bobby East, Daev and Mr Starsh. Despite hip-hop music being the cornerstone of most of its musical productions, it’s talented and flexible producers are able to create fresh and relevant music for all musical genres.
Having produced and composed music for numerous Zambian artists including; JK, Mampi, Hamooba, Dambisa and Ruff Kid, Slapdee is at the cutting edge of Zambia’s rising music industry and has accolades to show for it. His music is a contemporary blend of Afro fusion with modern twist of urban beats that create his signature rhythm evident and unique in all of his productions.
His approach to song writing emphasises the need to use music not just as entertainment, but also as a medium of communication connection people, sharing experiences and telling stories beyond this country’s boarders and uniting Africa.
As an entrepreneur Mwila understands the psychology of consumers and the dynamics of the Zambian market, skills that he has honed marketing his and other artist’s albums through various channels. He has also been involved in various market activation campaigns for some of the leading Zambian companies as well as sensitisation projects for NGO’s and other cause related initiatives.
- 2009: Ngoma awards – Best male artists
- 2009: MTV Africa awards – Regional favorite artist
- 2009: HoneFM award (zed experience) – Best male artist
- 2009: HoneFM award (zed experience) – Best hip hop artist
- 2009: HoneFM award (zed experience) – Song of the year
- 2010: Born and bred awards – Best of hip hop video
- 2012: Born and bred awards – Best hip hop video
- 2012: Radio Phoenix award (local rhythms) – Song of the year
- 2013: Zambian music Awards (ZMA) – Best hip hop artist
- 2013: Zambian music Awards (ZMA) – Best hip hop song
- 2013: Zambian music Awards (ZMA) – Best hip hop album
- 2013: Zambian music Awards (ZMA) – Best male contemporary artist
- 2013: Zambian music Awards (ZMA) – Song of the year
- 2013: Zambian music Awards (ZMA) – Best collaboration