Zim Hip Hop Awards Launches Beat Box Music App
The HOSTS of the Zim hip-hop Awards have launched a music streaming app named Beat Box, ahead of the 12th edition of the awards.
This was announced by Awards Director Adrian “Beefy” Harrison at the awards launch in Harare recently.
This year’s awards will take place virtually and conventionally in the capital on December 8 at a venue to be announced.
“We would like to announce a new game-changing platform in the genre, the Beat Box streaming app and it is a hip-hop entertainment streaming platform exclusive to the hip-hop genre,” Harrison said. .
“This platform will give artists and creatives the ability to upload their content and share it with the rest of the world.
“The Beat Box app will soon be available on the App Store and Google Play Store.
“As the prices are on us, submissions will be made via our website as standard and eventually on Beat Box.”
This year’s submission started on October 3 and will end on October 31, with selection starting from November 1-11.
“As the leading authority on Zimbabwe’s hip-hop culture and Africa’s premier and prestigious hip-hop awards, our mission is to use elements of popular youth culture and media to inspire, motivate and empower youth music by recognizing and celebrating local artists in their respective genres,” said Harrison.
“We continue to grow as we gain regional and international recognition from various media houses and artists. The year 2022 celebrates the 12th anniversary of the Zimbabwe Hip Hop Awards.
“We are planning a creative, charged, insightful, active, electric and truly amazing event to celebrate ZHHA 12 that will help the hip hop and music industry in Zimbabwe continue to find its place on the world stage.”
This year’s edition sees the introduction of new categories which are Best Visual Arts and Best Live Performance. The Lifetime Achievement Award has been reintroduced and the Best Online Media Award has been renamed the Planet Dodger Online Media Award in honor of the late blogger and writer Donald ‘Dodger’ Marindire who played a central role in the preservation of hip hop culture in Zimbabwe.
Meanwhile, the awards teamed up with monthly hip-hop show For The Culture to host the special November edition For the Culture at Moto Republik on November 26.
The show will bring together artists, media and other stakeholders during the awards count in December. The best artists of the day will reserve their ticket to perform at the awards night in December.