In all honesty, I had never ever heard of a Jafaris but, scrolling down my twitter timeline I bumped into his work unexpectedly. I ended up listening to his new project and my oh my did it not just change everything! I am now probably his biggest fan out here now! Jafaris is a young Zimbabwean born Rapper based in Ireland who is getting impossible to ignore and he just dropped a bomb album Titled ‘Strides‘ which has been featured on global music sites like FADER and NME.
.@JafarisMusic congrats on your debut album bro! Such a creative & refreshing body of art, definitely something different from what we’ve been hearing in the music industry recently. Zim twitter i need y’all to embrace our brother. 🙏🏾🇿🇼 #STRIDE https://t.co/TUeyMVWdN8
— Maxwell Jr. (@maxayshewrote) March 9, 2019
Jafaris who’s real name is Percy Chamburukahe dropped his debut album STRIDES on Friday and it’s a chilled Hip Hop dish of expressive lyrics. Like most rappers, Jafaris talks about his come-up, he makes reference to a tough past and shares his gratitude for the present.
My personal favourite on the jam-packed album is SHANDUKA, for obvious reasons ( it’s in vernacular) where he talks about switching up. Jafaris puts some Shona lyrics on the hook. I wouldn’t leave out FAMILY which seems like an interlude; there he chops and screws a native song. Clearly, he definitely has not lost his roots. Speaking of roots to the motherland, if you love Afro beats do peep track number 3 and thank me later!
Referred to as a youngen with Irish Rap on his shoulders, Zimbabwean-born Jafaris is definitely a prospect to keep our eyes on.
His music is available on the iTunes store here.
PS: Did I mention Jafaris has some dope-ass visuals, also thank me later.