Urban Culxure Writer recently caught up with Farlet K yet another amazing rap act from the City of Kings.Farlet K is an emcee from Pumula a western suburb in Bulawayo who started rapping at the age of 14, he was just mimicking his favourite rappers at that time.
Farlet K went pro in the rap game a few years ago. This also paved the way for the establishment of his record label which he co-owns with his friends Gun Flow, Mactunney and Klaw who also rap and produce music.
The Studio One Hundred initiative started because the emcees shared the same vision says, Farlet K. “To try and create an industry where we can benefit something, where we can make something of ourselves and the talents we have is their vision” mentioned Farlet K.
Farlet K hopes to take Bulawayo hip hop to the world like the rest of the genres in the country he added. During the publication of this article I was listening to one of Farlet Ks` tracks called “Supreme”, when asked about the track this is what he had to say “Supreme was inspired by a lot of things one of them being the hype and attention we were getting at the time”.
Farlet K’s tracks and Studio One Hundreds` productions have been gracing the airwaves in some of the country’s` leading radio stations in the last 24months.Farlet K who is also an electrical engineering student has successfully built himself as a brand and is running a fully functional recording label.
When asked about the state of hip hop in the country the humble cat feels a lot still needs to be done. Movements, collaborations and more airplay in local radio stations are some of his suggestions to improve the current state of local hip hop.
He also lamented that the plight of local hip hop game is caused by pride and egos on the part of local rappers.Farlet K hopes to be the next big hip hop act in the world in the next coming years. “If you are doing what you love keep at it, don`t give up and don`t let anyone tell you otherwise”, were Farlet Kings` parting wise words.
To follow Farlet K and Studio One Hundred log on to Facebook and search Studio One Hundred, on twitter the handle is @studio1_hundred.