Budding Hip Hop artist Kriss Newtone who turned 21 today is set to release his debut Extended Play (EP) titled The Avatar State.
The 21 year old Hip Hop artist from Masvingo is set to release The Avatar State on the 20th of November 2020. He has released three singles up to date namely Rich Dad Poor Dad, Rapvolution and Avatar (title track to the EP).
“I released single titled Avatar off the EP in July 2020 (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD) and the response was just amazing. The Extended Play is also going to come with visuals as well, shout out to Motionless Studios for the album artwork,” said Kriss.
As young rapper, Kriss has drew inspiration from Nickelodeon’s “Avatar The Last Airbender”.
“The Avatar State EP is my debut song collection. I drew inspiration from Nickelodeon’s “Avatar The Last Airbender” and the Avatar State is when the Avatar is in his most powerful form,” he said.
“The general theme of the EP is, as young people today may call it, Beast Mode. It defines the new school Hip Hop culture and an attitude of getting what you want if you badly want it, against all odds, and owning your throne. Its about Dominion. And “securing the bag”. I also desist from using cuss words and talking about substance abuse in all my music. The Hiphop culture is usually associated with swearing and drugs, but my project is a clean one. Safe for all listeners, just a collection of good music.”
All the songs on the EP have a gritty and hard feel, perfect songs for working out, partying, even just getting in your zone. Really no better way to kick start your day than with a song that gives you the hype you need.
The Avatar State consists of 9 tracks, produced by Cyp Beats from Mutare, Jonn The Producer, Tyhill Beats, Pepzee Da Beatboy and Rayo Beats.
“These producers have invested a lot of time in making sure that I used the best beats for these jams. Special shout out to Pepzee and D’Varren at SOK Records in Masvingo, where I recorded all my songs,” he said.
The EP has only 3 features. Featured artists are awarding winning HipHop artist Soko Matemai (@sokomatemai) from Chitungwiza, Shian (@shian_the_rapper) – a female rapper from Masvingo, and Abstrakt,(@abstrakt_mos) a super talented artist from South Africa in Stogie T’s camp.. The three artists really brought their A -Game to the EP. I’m beyond excited for the release.
The EP is going to be available for pre-save on all online music stores by 15 November 2020. The release will be on the 20th of November.
Kriss Newtone said he will not stop and his goal is to make Masvingo a powerhouse in the Hip Hop industry