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Spotify Playlist: TEN OF THE BEST – Week 5

Posted on April 2, 2018

TEN OF THE BEST is back with yet another installment for your listening pleasure. This playlist is a mixed bag as usual, but I’m sure you will enjoy it all the same. Have a listen to this week’s playlist and let us know what you think.   (Scroll down to the bottom of this post Read the full article…

Spotify Playlist: TEN OF THE BEST – Week 4

Posted on March 26, 2018

Another week, another TEN OF THE BEST. Staying true to form, this week we bring you another dope spotify playlist to keep you entertained. As usual, we bring you a mixed bag so strap in for another wild ride. Hope you enjoy this edition of TEN OF THE BEST. Check it out! (scroll down to Read the full article…

Spotify Playlist: TEN OF THE BEST – Week 3

Posted on March 19, 2018

Now that we are back on track, it’s time to keep the ball rolling. This week we bring you another edition of TEN OF THE BEST, and hopefully soon this will become one of your bread and butter spotify playlists. Another mixed back for the masses, I hope you enjoy this one. Check it out! Read the full article…

Artist Spotlight: Unchained XL

Posted on March 16, 2018

Welcome to the first ever Artist Spotlight, Shottaz stylee. The idea is to introduce you to artist’s we see working hard and are worth checking out. We hope to help you discover new artists, giving you an insight into who they are in the process.   To kick things off, we are honoured to have Read the full article…

Hard Work, Dedication – The Money Philosophy

Posted on March 14, 2018

Last week I wrote about patience and highlighted how it contributes to success. Another key component to achieving success is hard work. In order to achieve your goals, it’s important to ensure that you work hard throughout your process. Floyd Mayweather Jr, a great athlete of our time, immortalised the phrase “Hard Work, Dedication”. This is a Read the full article…

Spotify Playlist: TEN OF THE BEST – Week 2

Posted on March 12, 2018

TEN OF THE BEST has returned in 2018 after a significant hiatus. A lot has been happening in the background, which has meant that our content has suffered. We’re back though, and to make it more interesting the bro Hlats has committed to contributing to this spotify playlist moving forward, hence last week’s post having Read the full article…

Patience – An important key to getting the job done

Posted on March 6, 2018

“Some of the smartest dummies, can’t read the language of Egyptian mummies, and ah fly go a moon, and can’t find food for the starving tummies”  — Damian “Jr Gong” Marley (patience)   Growing up I used to hear the phrase “Patience is a virtue” thrown around with reckless abandon. As time passed, I found myself Read the full article…

The Importance Of Preparation 2 – Ironing Out The Kinks

Posted on January 26, 2018

Last year I wrote a post about the importance of being prepared in the context of recording sessions. To jog your memory, I talked about session musicians, which are essentially hired guns. I pointed out the importance of preparation so that a session engineer’s time is not wasted. This post is a natural extension to Read the full article…

Family Matters – Keeping The Real Ones Close

Posted on January 24, 2018

Nhasi ndirikuFARA and only the real ones know. I won’t even bother translating the shona phrase because the importance of the statement will be lost in translation. That said, I would like to say that over the last few months I have realised the importance of a strong family nucleus, and this is not limited Read the full article…

New Year – Fresh Beginnings

Posted on January 22, 2018

2017 was a great year for the Shottaz on many different fronts, we released our first project in 5 years, got this website off the ground, started a merch line with 2 initial designs, and managed to score a few high profile gigs alongside some amazing musicians. Something that most people may not know is Read the full article…

TEN OF THE BEST: Week 23

Posted on October 30, 2017

TEN OF THE BEST is back with regular scheduling, and this week is a big one folks. It includes a song that has been making waves in Zim, and I we have been blasting it on a regular basis here in NZ. It also includes some really big tunes that deserve multiple replays at a Read the full article…

TRADING SIXTEEN: Episode 5 (1 Guh Riddim)

Posted on October 24, 2017

We hit another solid session in the studio last week, which was capped off with yet another episode of TRADING SIXTEEN/. This week Blacq Alex and myself tackle the amazing 1 Guh Riddim. Have a listen and cast your ratings. BOOM!!!!!!

TRADING SIXTEEN: Week 22 (Don’s Selection)

Posted on October 23, 2017
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TEN OF THE BEST returns with yet another installment for your listening pleasure. This week I enlisted the services of my good friend Don, who is a big reggae/dancehall fan like me. You may have noticed me shouting him out in recent weeks, that’s because he regularly suggests songs that I should be paying attention Read the full article…

TRADING SIXTEEN: Episode 4 (Kill Jill)

Posted on October 16, 2017

As another week has gone by, like clockwork we bring you yet another edition of TRADING SIXTEEN. This week Max Shotta and Blacq Alex tackle the instrumental to Big Boi’s big tune “Kill Jill”. I wonder who topped this tune???  

TEN OF THE BEST: Week 21

Posted on October 16, 2017

Greeting all, once again we do what we always do on Mondays and that is bring you the fresh edition of TEN OF THE BEST.  I would like to thank everyone that has checked in regularly and I appreciate all the feedback I have been receiving, long may it continue. Check out the spotify playlist Read the full article…

I’m A Shotta: Shooting From The Hip

Posted on October 11, 2017

It has recently caught my attention that I have a personality trait which, depending on the situation, can be perceived as being good or bad. The other day I was out with friends and we had our night all planned out to a tee, what the others weren’t aware of was that there was a Read the full article…

TRADING SIXTEEN: Episode 3 (Morals Riddim)

Posted on October 9, 2017

TRADING SIXTEEN returns after a 1 week hiatus, and this one is better than before. Well, it’s not that difficult to outdo previous instalments, given that this is only the 3rd week we are posting up. Don’t get it twisted though, we pulled zero punches on this one. So without futher ado, here we go!!! Read the full article…

TEN OF THE BEST: Week 20

Posted on October 9, 2017

Oh yes, without fail we are back with yet another TEN OF THE BEST. This week is more of the same, an eclectic mix of different genres that I enjoy listening to. Not much else I can say so let’s get to it… Check out the spotify playlist at the bottom of this post: This Read the full article…

TEN OF THE BEST: Week 19

Posted on October 2, 2017

TEN OF THE BEST is back with yet another installment and I have to this one is good. Not only is it the first time I will be introducing a bonus track, but the playlist is oozing with amazing tunes and I am super excited to share it with you all. Have a listen, and Read the full article…