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PRIME serves up a hip-hop banger
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PRIME serves up a hip-hop banger

A Thousand Hills Prodigy, the Kigalian rapper’s first album under Green ferry Music label, proves he’s no one-hit-wonder Hip-hop has always been a deep repository of rags-to-riches narratives. There can’t have been many more glistening rap fairytales, however, than that of Prime, born Mazimpaka Cheguevara, of Rwandan descent. Raised in the Kigali, Prime raps from a controlling relationship. When it hit the internet on the eve of the album’s release, people started freacking out one highlight – MaMA Am Gone– nailed all three tickboxes, uniting a bloopy production unexpectedly redolent of British indie band Metronomy with Mazimpaka’s sung vocals.  With his furious, instantly identifiable flows (no narcotised mumble-raps here) and his unapologetic determination to break out of ...