This group has just reached another level of Swagg! Zone Fam has been around the industry for a while but it is now that their hard is truly starting to show off and getting credit for it. They started this year and gave us ” Shaka Zulu on em” Ndine chikali” and now “Mbama” to top it all up, they have been nominated for “Best newcomer video” at this years channel O Video Music Awards and EZM Magazine just had to interview and start off the September hip hop Issue with “Ba kali”
” We consider ourselves Zambian and African Ambassadors”
“EZM”Which rapper influenced you guys the most both internationally and nationally.
“ZONE FAM” Internationally one of the most influential Rappers to us is Jay-Z; Locally we inspire each other.
“EZM”What was the hardest to step out in the Zambian Hip Hop Industry?
“ZONE FAM” Well a few years back Hip Hop was not widely excepted but we kept at it and the hard work is finally paying off!
“EZM” Zone Fam first started rapping in English then now you have switched up to Nyanglish, what was the cause for this?
“ZONE FAM” To appeal to a wider market both at home and abroad, we want everyone to have a feel of what we are trying to put across in our music.
“EZM” Hip Hop beef? Is it natural if you are rapper that beef is always there and how do y’all handle the beef.
“ZONE FAM” Beef has been a part of Hip Hop from the inception, but a lot of rappers get it twisted as to what is lyrical beef and what is personal. Rappers should never go the route of making beef personal. Otherwise as a crew we do not condone beefing all the time cause it can be detrimental to an industry still in it’s infancy like the Zambian one.
“We have our differences but our passion for the music and drive to aim for the top keeps us going.”
“EZM” What is Zone Fam’s place in the Hip Hop industry now?
“ZONE FAME”We believe we are leaders of note in the Game that should be taken as an example of where hard work and pure talent can get you. What we plan to do is stay as an ever growing fixture of colossal potential.
“EZM” Are you KOPALA or BERG?
“ZONE FAM” Non of the above…we consider ourselves Zambian and African Ambassadors.
“EZM” Are Zambian rappers rich?
“ZONE FAM” Define Rich? Are Zambian Rappers comfortable enough to make a living out of Rap,not yet! Are the Artists getting love and are rich with a healthy fan base…yes!
“EZM” Where is Hip Hop heading to now, according to Zone Fam?
“ZONE FAM” Hip Hop has a bright future in Zambia and as Zone Fam we plan to be active in all facets of Zambian Hip Hop now and in the years to come.
“EZM” How do y’all work together without fighting or without going your separate ways like some other artists HIP HOP groups we know?
“ZONE FAM” We have our differences but our passion for the music and drive to aim for the top keeps us going.
“EZM”What is your message to your fans and listeners?
“ZONE FAM” Lookout for our Debut album “The Business (Foreign Exchange) – We shall announce its release date soon.
“EZM” WHERE IS ZONE FAM headed to?
“ZONE FAM” All the way to the Top, Grammys Baby!
“EZM” Who is lyrically running Zambian Hip Hop now apart from ZONE FAM?
“ZONE FAM” There are a lot of Dope Lyricists and Spitters out there, but rule number one in Hip Hop is blow your own horn the loudest and it is safe to say we are the best!
“EZM”Words to the other rappers, fans and AFRICA?
“ZONE FAM“Let’s keep the movement growing, African Hip Hop is now getting noticed overseas…so lets show them how it’s done in the Mother-Land.