MASERU -— Local hip hop star Dunamis is set to launch his second album on May 28 at Litaleng Leisure Club.
The entertainer, born Retšelisitsoe Molefe, will also be celebrating his birthday on the night; he was born on May 29 1979.
He told the Weekender he is ready to wow his fans with his 16-track album titled The Glory and The Streets.
“This album tells people of where I am from before all the fame.
“Many see me as an artiste who is doing well in the industry but they don’t know who Dunamis really is so the album paints a picture of what I stand for and where I am from,” he said.
Dunamis said the album with hit songs Stay fly and Ride with the star is making waves both in Lesotho and South Africa.
“I have three tracks, Love the game, Ride with the star and Stay fly which are receiving massive airplay on South African and local radio stations.
“Love the game is massively played on 5 FM and O FM while Ride with the star and Stay fly are being played on Metro FM, Y FM, and locally PC FM and Ultimate FM.”
Dunamis said the album will reach the market for the first time during the launch.
“It will be the first time the public will have copies in their hands on the day of the launch,” he said.
“I selected the 16 tracks from over a hundred songs with the aim of releasing a hit, something that is on a different level from what my first album Mastered Seed was.”
The artist’s debut album which was released in 2007 gained him international recognition.
“My first album was a bedroom product and managed to gain me international recognition.
“This follow-up album is produced on a higher quality by well recognised producers. My selection was on a more experienced note so I am very confident that I have gone beyond my fans’ expectations,” Dunamis said.
The party’s line-up fuses hip hop’s different elements with kwaito and Disc Jockeys.
“The event is a hip hop show with an element of togetherness fusing different genres of local and other countries’ talent.”
“The night will see local artistes like Papa Zee, Skebza D, Glory and Mthibo alongside South Africa’s Pitch Black Afro, Morale and Crax from Swaziland,” he said.
Dunamis said his selection of entertainers for his album launch was based on talent and swagger.
“I looked at artistes with talent, momentum and are standing out from the rest to also pull the crowd.
“As much as the event is an album launch…I want local cats to use the platform to establish working relationships with each other to build the hip hop industry.”
The entertainer said he will be sharing a stage with Papa Zee.
“People have said Papa Zee and I have issues so to prove that we are on good terms and have a relationship, we will be sharing the stage. We have a surprise for our fans.”
Dunamis said he put aside 250 tickets for sale.
“A ticket costs M50 but when one buys two tickets they get the album for free.”