South Africa’s amapiano producer/DJ Busta 929 recently released a tribute EP dedicated to the late Mpura titled Umsebenzi Wethu. The 6 track offers a collaborative project between the producer nd the late Amapiano star, Mpura.
The EP is named after their smash South African Amapiano Awards Song Of The Year Winner of the same name. The original song is a declaration of their need to work at a wake of the South African hard lock down at the rise of Amapiano genre.
Umsebenzi Wethu EP features Lady DU, Mgiftoz SA, All Mighty and Boohle to name a few. Here are 3 things that Busta 929 wants you to know about the offering and his relationship with Mpura.
Which song from Umsebenzi Wethu EP reminds you about Mpura and why?
“The song that reminds me of Mpura is the ‘Umsebenzi Wethu 2.0’ track because he loved the instrumental and we would dance to it pulling our crazy dance moves. Unfortunately, he passed away before we could record and make a song from it. I just figured I should take the vocals from the original one and add them on the instrumental because he loved it”
What would you like people to remember Mpura for?
“I would love people to remember Mpura as he was, a very funny and humble guy as we would see from his live Instagram stories when he would interact with his fans and share his funny stories. I want people to remember him like that as the funny guy, Mpura wadi bedtime stories.”
What is the message you would like to pass to Mpura?
“I would like to thank Mpura for being a part of my life, I enjoyed every moment I spent with him, and he was one of the few who could put a smile on my face. Today I can smile and interact with my fans because he taught me how to smile.”