DJ Maphorisa’s presence is known and felt across the music industry, whether you realise dude is there or not. Some of the more high-flying accolades to his name include international collaborations with Artists including Drake, Wizkid, and Major Lazer, among others. But if for nothing else, Lawd Porry is the name we will remember for his efforts in pushing the Gqom wave.
In interview with Genius, Maphorisa spoke on his work with Drake – via Wizkid – on One Dance. “He’s making other artists be aware of other sounds, to be out of the box, not to do the same thing all the way. Also for him, he’s challenged ’cause now he’s not in a comfortable space that he can just do what he’s supposed to do. Be different and come up with new things.”
He may as well have been talking about himself there. Maphorisa’s versatility is unrivaled, from the work he’s done internationally, as well as work with artists from home, including Black Coffee, Mafikizolo, Professor, and Kwesta. His split from Kalawa Jazmee was probably his biggest declaration for doing what he wants. And it worked.
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