The Zimbabwean hip hop scene has faced a lot of scrutiny for years but of late artists and hip hop heads have been working extra hard and the results have seen an increasing wave of pretty dope visuals, exclusive management and an increase in the quality of music and brands coming out of the country. Denim Woods is a young Zimbabwean hip hop artist who has come up through this wave of hip hop manifestation in Zimbabwe.
2018 was the year a lot of us got accustomed to the Denim Woods wave, as he came into the music scene with a couple of bangers such as “Moshpit In The Hills “, Voodoo” and a couple of more cool records. His inception saw him come into the game facing criticism of not singing in Vernacular but since then he’s proved himself as a force tearing down the scene. In 2019 he caught the attention of Mr Eazi and was part of the EmPawa initiative, from there on Denim Woods became the new school kid everyone could not stop bumping and talking about as he made noise with his breakthrough hit “No Playin”
Denim Woods has now settled down and stamped his name in the hip hop scene. In January 2020 he dropped “Home Alone” . He recently dropped the video to follow up with some pretty cool visuals which were directed by himself and Rowanin, shot by Mitch Uta. Credit where its due, nothing can go wrong with a great team, all of them are young and fresh in the game but the work they are putting out is nothing short of amazing. The record,Home Alone has a catchy hip hop vibe and in the lyrics Denim Woods talks to a/…..or his girl(syke) , asking if she’s home along and if they can link up and just vibe. The visuals are pretty crisp with a new age vintage style, swaggy skating and driving scenes as Denim flexes his dreads, showing his fashion sense and all that .
The song has caused an internet wave too, check out the #Homealonechallenge below:
Affiliated with a lot of new age Zimbabwean creatives,artists , producers and directors such as UNION5, Denim Woods seems to have everything aligned for greatness. The fashion, the skits, the whole vibe is looking up and he is definitely one Southern African artist we should all be on the look out for.
The drop caught the attention of many people and the video has been on rotation on MTV BASE. Watch the Home Alone visuals below.