MOOZLIE IS BACK WITH A NEW SINGLE PRODUCED BY ZOOCCI COKE DOPE
After the independent release of her debut album “VICTORY”, the multi-talented Moozlie is back with a brand new single to get fans going! After debuting the song on the #CastleLiteUnlocks YouTube platform hosted by world-renowned hip hop head Sway, they have taken to social media to share their excitement for the new music.
The single, appropriately titled “I’m A Star” was produced by highly respected SA Hip Hop artist & producer Zoocci Coke Dope. This was the first time the two had ever worked together and neither of them knew what to expect from the collaboration. When asked about what he felt upon their first musical encounter, Zoocci said “From the time she came to record the song, she’s been nothing but cool, flexible and open-minded to ideas. That’s always a great combo for any artist when it comes to working with a producer, especially one that likes to get involved like me.”
Sonically, “I’m A Star” packs a serious punch, led by hard drums that have become a part of Zoocci’s signature style. Which is exactly what Moozlie was after when she decided to reach out to him. “I wanted something that would make you sit up and listen and almost all of Zoocci’s music will do that to you,” she said. When asked about the content of the song the rapper says it’s all about showing love to her hometown Benoni, which she affectionately calls “BenCity”.
“It’s time for me to take things to the next level and I wanna take everyone from my hood with me and there’s no better way to do that than with the music.” – Moozlie
“I’m A Star” drops May 1st, 2020.
We had a chance to chat with the Star herself just to get to know her a little better especially when it comes to her thoughts on the hip hop scene in SA and of course her latest drop, “I’m A Star”.
1. When did you decide to become a rapper, has is been something you been wanting to do?
Around 2014 I started rapping. It wasn’t something I always wanted to do but once it seemed like a no brainer when the opportunity presented itself.
2. What’s your favorite song by you and why?
All my songs are my favorite for different reasons. VATEL has a special place in my heart though. It’s just magical.
3. Being one of the key female rappers in SA hip hop must take a lot. How do you overcome challenges that come with being in such a male-dominated industry?
It’s just exciting for me to be a pioneer. It motivates me to keep moving & evolving so that there is space to continue to grow. It’s not easy but it’s with it.
4. Who are you looking forward to working with in the future?
There are so many people I’d love to work with. Some I’ve worked with before like AKA & Thabsie but I look forward to collaborating with them again. I’ve got a hot song that I really wanna get Riky Rick I’m too.
5. Who are your top 5 artists in SA hip hop?
6. What’s your take on the current status of SA hip hop?
The lockdown seems to have lit a new spark in SA Hip Hop. So many different people are offering really interesting and exciting content that as a hip hop lover have really enjoyed during this time. Seeing that so many people are in the studio right now also makes me really excited about all the music we’re going to get out of this.
7. Looking at the artists who are the future of SA hip hop like Big Hash, A Reece, Dee Kaola, Costa Titch, and others do you think the industry is in good hands?
Artists like Dee & Costa are really exciting for me. They represent what it is to be a young person looking in South Africa. For me, it’s important for the music to reflect the actual landscape of the audience. So the way they talk, the way they dress, where they hang out, it has to be real to who you are and what you do. The artists that do that always stand out for me.
8. What makes your music different from everyone else?
No one else has lived my life so no one else can narrate it the way I can. I’m just blessed enough to have a kick-ass life that makes for one hell of a story!
9. We’re so excited about your new single. Please tell us more about the project and your vision for it?
I’m very excited about it too. The single is called “I’m A Star” and it’s produced by Zoocci Coke Dope. This was actually our first time collaborating so we’re both really stoked that this was the outcome. It’s just fire! Hard beat, dope raps & an overall awesome vibe. I know people are gonna love it.
10. With 2020 taking a route of course, due to Covid 19, it must have changed your plans music-wise and all so how are you dealing with the whole thing to ensure that after this your plans stay in place?
I definitely saw myself on the road performing new music in 2020. The last time I went on tour I had just released my album Victory so The Rona has totally messed with those plans. But instead of dwelling on the negative, I’m embracing the positive. I’m working on a lot more video content that my audience can engage with and it’s actually a lot of fun. It’s also allowing me to engage brands in new conversations that can ultimately continue to provide income for my business with is of paramount importance at this time.
11. What should your fans look forward to from Moozlie?
Lots & lots of content! From YouTube to IGTV, I’m really excited to let people get to know me beyond the music & TV presenting.
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Nomuzi Mabena (born 22 September 1992), professionally known as Moozlie is a rapper and television presenter. Born in Benoni, Gauteng.
On October 20th, 2012, Nomuzi won the MTV Base VJ Search and joined MTV BASE as a VJ. In April 2016, Moozlie left MTV BASE and went on to join VUZU and Channel O Africa. She was featured on Rouge’s song “Mbongo Zaka”.
Nomuzi was chosen as one of the new presenters for VUZU flagship show, V Entertainment the same year. The show-stopped airing in July 2017. She started her own record label, Nomuzi Mabena Music the same year, under the management of SBR Projects Agency.