Jazz P

Bio

Based in Mozambique, Jazz P (real name Phephile Hlophe) is a Swazi self-styled rapper, songwriter, greatest female emcees, poet and philosopher. Her passion for music began at a tender age of five. She loved writing songs, singing and listening to music by Mariah Carey, Jill Scotts and Erykah Badus. She also loved listening to ragga and reggae artists such as Yellow Maan, Burning Spear, Buju Banton, Capleton, Sizzla and others. She sings about spirituality, love, femininity and life in general. She is a vocalist who fuses soul, blues, reggae and jazz elements in her music, with a seasoning of Afro elements.

She is the founding member of Mozambique-based band The Next Generation. Before relocating to Mozambique, she spent ten years performing in her home country.

She has been involved in a number of performances. She performed at The Bush Fire Festival in Swaziland and at the Speak The Mind poetry sessions in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her music is a mixture of English and Swati languages.

In 2007, she performed Bushfire Festival, an annual international event held in Swaziland. She performed together with Outspoken, a Zimbabwean hip-hop artist. She collaborated with Lady Thanda (Thanda Richardson), a Zimbabwean female ragga artist at the 'Black History Month' event. She performed for King Mswati the third and for the president of Mozambique, Gebuza at a function that took place in the President`s residence. In 2013, she performed at the Bushfire Festival with Ras Skunk (Mozambican roots reggae artist).

In July 2013, she released an EP called ‘In My Heart’. The music project was recorded at B Records Studio in Maputo, Mozambique. Some of her songs include ‘Sweet Melody’ featuring Ras Skunk, ‘Love Me 4 Me’, ‘Oh Jah’ featuring Ras Skunk and ‘Supreme Love’.

Music

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Jazz P - Sweet Melody
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Jazz P - Oh Jah feat Ras Skunk
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SZMbabane, Swaziland

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Profile added by Ano Shumba on 24 Feb 2016
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