Zola 7 has opened up about his consistency in the music industry like never before in his recent sit-down interview with MacG on his now-popular Podcast And Chill series.
Zola 7 has a lot, by a lot, emphasis is on a lot of music that he’s yet to put out.
Zola 7 who is a multiple award-winning rapper who is very pivotal in helping shape the hip hop scene in the country has a lot of collaborations with a lot of artistes in the industry like Maggz, Unathi, Zakwe, and a lot of other established artistes like Cassper Nyovest.
In the exclusive interview, he opened up about a lot of things like Brenda Fassie, his epilepsy, HHP and of course, his children who mean the world to him. He also talked about the Ghetto Ruff record label.
He went ahead to disclose that he wasn’t given any information by the SAMRO(South African Music Rights Organization) when he went to their offices to find out how much he had made through his stellar music that can never get old. Just listen to any of Zola 7’s records, you’ll concur.
One thing that doesn’t sit right with him at the moment is why Amanda Black and Fifi Cooper aren’t millionaires today questioning why they aren’t sitting on R10 million each despite them making good quality music that both the fans and artistes alike commends.
At the moment, Zola 7 is keen on focusing on getting his health back to where it used to be before he jumps back on the booth to work on some music and release some. He cannot wait to go back to releasing more music but that’s not a priority at the moment, his health is.
MacG asking Zola 7 the number 1 important question you can ever ask an artiste; “do you own your own masters?”
Zola 7 –real name Bonginkosi Zola Dlamini– answering the question as honestly as possible said that he owns the ones that he has right now and they are pretty plenty.
To put it in perspective, he said that if he were to die today, his children would be comfortable releasing an album every year consistently for 50 years without any delay, that’s how many records Zola 7 has in his music vault.
“I’ve been recording for 20 years, I’ve got enough music ukuthi if I die today, my children will be able to release an album of mine every year for the next 50 years. I got those” he said.
Zola also talked about how hard it always is for an artiste to know how much they are worth and how much they are receiving at any given time.
He went on to open up on how taxing is for an artiste to perform in different provinces at different events in one night.
Clearly, Zola 7 knows his way around how the music and the music industry works, he’s been in the game for way too long to not know a lot of stuff.