Harare based rapper T1 Wema1 has launched his sophomore album Rugare via online streaming platforms.
The album, which features a combination of Hip Hop, RnB and Dancehall sounds sees T1 Wema1 touch on several aspects of the human experience through rap. T1 explores a variety of emotions from frustration to happiness while highlighting his quest for “Rugare” which translates to peace.
T1 starts off by confronting internal and external forces that impede his progress. He does so by placing emphasis on how hard he works to avert being relegated to his poverty stricken past and delves into the physical and psychological toll this takes on him. T1 also laments the equal absence of opportunities and unity in today’s society which in turn jeopardises our economic freedom and peaceful co-existence.
Despite T1’s informed perspective on life, he’s not exempt from turning to alcoholism and hallucinogens in a bid to escape from his predicament. The rapper proceeds to narrate how he and his friends – under the guise of celebrating – eat, smoke and drink the night away with female company. However, amidst all the extravagance, T1 is still aware of his need for “Rugare” (peace) and so he denies freeloaders and undesirable characters the opportunity to kill his vibe.
Finally it dawns on T1 that he should pay more attention to his family and his self-development by allowing God to guide his life in order for him to truly achieve “Rugare” (peace). He takes some time to appreciate what he has and recalls all the times he neglected his family while promising to do better in the future.
The production of the album was led by rising music producer Vic Enlisted who produced the majority of the tracks and was also responsible for the recording, mixing and mastering. T1 Wema1 assumed the role of Executive Producer and made sure that the project has variety by engaging talented Hip Hop producers Fun F, Rayo Beats, MclyneBeats and StillGift for their respective contributions.
The Rugare album features guest appearances by Emilia Patrick, Ishy X, GZE, Mile, Galis Kush, Phante and Jeysz.
What is more fascinating about T1’s album is that he has maintained his trademark flow, his witty wordplay and rhyme schemes cannot go unnoticed as they spice up most of his songs if not all of them.
His story telling game in some of the songs will make you see what it like in the real life and can relate to many people especially if the first song on the album, Real Life is anything to go by.
Songs to look out for in this album are; Get Mani, MaPoacher, Ndiine Boys, My Gyal and Rugare.
We are really interested in finding out what you think of the project.
The Rugare album is available via T1 Wema1’s website: www.t1wema1.com as well as the following streaming services:
– iTunes: bit.ly/RugareiTunes
– Apple Music: bit.ly/RugareAppleMusic
– Spotify: bit.ly/RugareSpotify
– Deezer: bit.ly/RugareDeezer
– Soundcloud: bit.ly/RugareSoundcloud
– Audiomack: bit.ly/RugareAudiomack
For a CD copy of the Rugare album music lovers can contact T1 on +263772740859.