Latwell Nyangu, H-Metro Reporter
Rising rapper Flexi J has roped in Rockford “Roki” Josphat in his new song titled Jemedza which tackles child abuse.
Born Felix Juru, the Marondera based rapper says the song Jemedza was inspired by what he has seen in society.
“What I have been seeing in the society as I was growing up has inspired me to come up with this project.
“Child abuse is very destructive, so terrible and inevitable to ignore, so it’s something that causes an outcry.
“That’s when the title sheds light where the abused are crying aloud and I am the voice for the voiceless.
“Child abuse is very rampant in our communities and I did the song with Roki because he is one of the few artists I know who really puts emotions on a theme especially like this one and it ends up connecting with the listener to an extent that the song can really change the world, which is my goal.”
Flexi J embarked on this journey when he was still at school.
“I started rapping when I was in primary school and I used to convert poems into rap verses as I was strongly inspired by Tupac Shakur.
“My first professional recording was in 2009 when I did a 12 track mixtape titled ‘Am here’ before doing a collabo album with my friend Exile titled ‘Fresh from the diaper’ in 2012.
“This album had a song called ‘Ema’ which was once number one on Zimnet radio chart show,” he added.
The rapper has been doing singles which include, ‘Zvebaccossi, Jack reverse, Shaker’ among others.
“My new song ‘Jemedza’ which was produced by Nyasha Timbe will be released as a single but will appear on my upcoming album titled ‘Came and arrived’ which am looking forward to releasing around year end,” he said.
Flexi J also praised his mother for standing by him all the time.
“My mother, Maria Warinda has also been a pillar of strength in everything i do.
“She supports me all the time.”