Interpolations And Samples On Mandy And Meju By Maskiri


Another great day for ZimHipHop as Maskiri premieres visuals for two singles taken from his recent album, Mbinga From Binga. Mbinga From Binga was released last year.

‘Mandy’ and ‘Meju’ premiered on the 12th of June 2022, released by Mhondoro Music, with both of them with visuals. ‘Mandy’ featured DJ Face, produced by Trinnie. Beats and Mars. Whilst, ‘Meju’ featured Jiti veteran, Tambaoga. Produced by DJ Miles and engineered by Rayobeats.

Mandy is a sad love story song between two lovers who did not go along together. The visuals show Maskiri having a hard time with his wife who was cheating on him. The wife depicted Maskiri as a nuisance husband as Maskiri sampled a Doja Cat song by vocal interpolating some of the lyrics from ‘Rules’ as he raps,

“Where that nigga who don’t play mind games at?..” Doja Cat – Rules

The single also samples one of world classic and biggest records by William Bell called ‘I Forgot To Be Your Lover’. Trinnie Beats and Mars took time to make use of the rhythm and guitars to blend with the urban sound. The same song was sampled by artists like Ludacris on ‘Growing Pains’ and Jaheim on ‘Put That Women First.

Moreso, ‘Meju’ sounds like a continuation from ‘Mandy’. Remember, on ‘Mandy’ Maskiri was played, but now on ‘Meju’, Maskiri is trying to get his game back on by hooking up with a beautiful lady (Mejuri) at the bar.

Maskiri dugs into Tambaoga’s sound by fusing Jiti with Urban sound. The visuals project a jovial moment in a village full of people having their time of life as Maskiri courts ‘Meju’.

On the first verse of ‘Meju’, Maskiri samples one of his long time rivals (Stunner) song called ‘Godo’ with Baba Shupi. A vocal interpolation as Maskiri raps,

“Hanzi I am cheating kunge vasjukana 2 ne 1 guy…’

‘Mandy’ and ‘Meju’ now streaming on YouTube. Get Mbinga From Bhinga album by contacting management on 0777693491 to buy your own copy.

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