By Style Reporter
South Africa-based and Zimbabwean hip-hop musician Rodney White has released his debut music project, a single titled Nurse.
The Chinhoyi-born rapper, who moved to South Africa last year, believes he has what it takes to scale to the heights reached by the late global icon Michael Jackson.
“I have always admired Michael Jackson since l was a kid. l have always told myself that l want to be like him,” White said.
The youthful singer, who turns 27 years next month, said he tried to break onto the music scene eight years ago only to hit a brick wall due to a plethora of challenges.
“The environment in Zimbabwe does not allow upcoming musicians to realise their dreams. I tried to sing and record in 2012, but l could not until the time l moved to South Africa.”
White said his music was all about love and he sees himself as more of a social commentator.
Bred in Karoi before relocating to Kwekwe, White described the single Nurse as precursor of his debut extended play (EP) titled No Favours, which will be released before the end of the year.
“The single is warming up the market for my forthcoming EP coming out this summer,” he said.
“It will be launched virtually and will be available on online music platforms.”
White said he started singing at a tender age at primary school before joining the Seventh-Day Adventist church choir.
“After Michael Jackson’s death and seeing people admiring his music, l had no choice but to follow suit, something that inspired me to take music seriously,” White said.
He said the EP was produced by Major Mockery, who has previously produced the work of prominent stars such as Winky D and Sniper Storm, among others.
“l just hope one day l will crowds at my shows and fill up stadiums just like what Michael Jackson used to do,” white said.
“I’m a music person, my life is all about music.”