URBAN groove musician Trevor Dongo has crossed the generation gap and teamed up with hip-hop and R&B artist Hillzy on his new song titled Love Story Part 2.
The track sees Hillzy displaying his dexterity with his unique verse and bridge where he deftly transitions between a falsetto tone and love-themed raps.
The song’s English and Shona lyrics are a lover’s confession and vow to commit to writing a love story as a means of expressing undying devotion to one’s partner. Produced by GangstaMadeIt and MacDee, the mid-tempo song borrows elements from contemporary African pop characteristics, while the two artists’ vocals and melodies are reminiscent of the pure R&B that was popular when Dongo was introduced to the music scene in early 2000s.
Love Story Part 1 features Hip Hop artist Takura Shonhai, both versions are available on streaming platforms. Dongo, who last released an album in September last year, told StandardStyle the song was inspired by a long-held idea.
“At first I thought of writing something like a poem, but it ended up being a song. I had to split it into two different versions because I wanted to include as many talents as possible,” a- he declared.
Dongo rose to fame during the Urban Grooves era. His hit song ‘Ndashamisika’ from the album ‘First Verse’ was, without a doubt, one of the most popular tracks in 2012 as it topped the charts and stayed for an unpredictable eight months.
He made his first international tour the same year performing at the UK Summer Festival as well as in Cyprus and Canada. Dongo shared the stage with Nigerian superstar Davido, Diamond Platnumz and Jah Cure.
The video for Love Story Part 2 premiered on YouTube last Monday and is as clean and impressive as the song.
Hillzy, née Hilary Chipunza, are one of Zimbabwe’s most promising and exciting contemporary urban music groups. He burst onto the music scene with the release of his mixtape TUTOR, which featured a variety of up-tempo hip-hop songs.
His distinctive voice, evocative lyrics and unique fusion of hip-hop and R&B melodies have earned him a devoted following worldwide.
His impassioned and stripped-down love ballad titled Muroora dominated radio and streaming platforms when it was released in 2017. He was named one of Hype Magazine’s Freshmen, won Best Diaspora at the Zimbabwean Hip Hop Awards and entered into a sponsorship deal with Adidas.