Speaking to TshisaLIVE when his hit song Osama had just come out, Zakes spoke about how he was certain his album Ghetto King would change the landscape of music as we know it.
“I like the contrast. Ghetto and King are words you don't see together. I love changing perception.”
“I've got a lot of music I make with a lot of producers. We keep making music. By the time I die, I want to have released at least a million records and I'd be satisfied,” he said.
Osama was in the number one spot for 13 weeks in a row on SA radio charts.
Zakes said he tapped into a different way of doing music with the making of his album by learning how to use fruity loops software to make his sound different.
“I set up a studio in Durban. Five producers live there and two songwriters. Every song that's there, somehow someone has a contribution in it. I had to sit down and learn from the children because I have never used fruity loops.
“I work with a lot of young people. I follow the music. I don't follow the name. That's why most of my albums don't have big names.”
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