Busta 929 Honors Late Friend Mpura with Umsebenzi Wethu 2.0 ft Lady Du, Zuma and Mpura
Busta 929, one of the most prominent Amapiano producers in South Africa, has released a new EP titled Umsebenzi Wethu Vol. 2, which features a tribute song to his late friend and collaborator Mpura Mpura, who died in a car accident earlier this year.
The song, Umsebenzi Wethu 2.0, is a remake of the original hit Umsebenzi Wethu, which was released in 2020 and became one of the most popular Amapiano songs in the country. The song features vocals from Lady Du, Zuma and Mpura himself, who recorded his part before his tragic death.
Busta 929 said that he wanted to honor Mpura’s legacy and celebrate his life through music. He also said that he felt a connection with Mpura, who was like a brother to him. He added that he hopes that the song will bring joy and comfort to Mpura’s fans and family.
The EP also contains five other tracks, including Ngixolele, which features another Amapiano star, Boohle. Busta 929 said that he wanted to showcase his versatility and creativity as a producer, and also collaborate with some of the best artists in the genre.
Busta 929 has been on a roll this year, releasing several projects such as Fearless, Undisputed Vol. 2 and Sgubhu Se Monate. He has also worked with artists such as Mr JazziQ, Reece Madlisa, Zuma and Focalistic.
Umsebenzi Wethu Vol. 2 is available on all streaming platforms. You can also watch the visualizer for Umsebenzi Wethu 2.0 on YouTube.
Busta 929 is not the only one who has paid tribute to Mpura Mpura, who was widely regarded as one of the most talented and charismatic Amapiano artists in the industry. Several other musicians and fans have expressed their condolences and appreciation for his work on social media and in their songs.
Some of the songs that feature Mpura’s voice include Abalele by Mr JazziQ and Kabza De Small, Umsebenzi Wethu by Busta 929 and Mr JazziQ, Umuntu Wam by Lady Du and DBN Gogo, and Sithi Sithi by Reece Madlisa and Zuma.
Mpura was also known for his catchy phrases such as “Kwaze kwaal” and “Siyathandana”, which became popular among Amapiano lovers. He also had a distinctive style of dressing, which often included colorful shirts, hats and sunglasses.
Mpura’s death was a huge loss for the Amapiano scene, which has been growing rapidly in South Africa and beyond. However, his music will live on through his fans and fellow artists, who will continue to celebrate his legacy and contribution to the genre.
Busta 929 is not the only Amapiano producer who has released new music recently. Several other prominent names in the genre have also dropped new projects, such as Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa, Mr JazziQ, DBN Gogo and Major League DJz.
Amapiano, which originated in the townships of South Africa, has become one of the most popular and influential genres in the country and beyond. It is a fusion of house, jazz, kwaito and other styles, characterized by its deep basslines, piano melodies and percussive rhythms.
The genre has also attracted international attention and collaboration, with artists such as Drake, Wizkid, Burna Boy and Black Coffee embracing and incorporating Amapiano elements in their music. Amapiano has also been featured on global platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.
With its versatility and creativity, Amapiano shows no signs of slowing down or losing its appeal. It is a genre that reflects the culture and spirit of South Africa, and also connects with people from different backgrounds and regions. As Busta 929 and others have shown, Amapiano is more than just music; it is a movement.