Vitu Marley, real name Vitumbiko Makumba is an Emcee, Poet, Writer, teacher and a hip hop fan.
“I prefer to be called an Emcee because the knowledge(Hip), content, experiences, prophecies, history and mystory I put in my music is to uplift , educate, move(Hop) and sensitive the minds of those who do not know and ofcoz the youth”.
In his book “The temple of Hip Hop”, KRS ONE, made me understand that hip hop should be preserved and be told the way it is. As a movement, it should be authentic to even be considered real. Hip hop should be used to tell the story of Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, John Chilembwe, Haile Selassie I and the struggles we see everyday.
Inspired by KRS ONE, Lupe Fiasco, Nas, Third Eye, Kananji, Dare Devils, Griselda, Jedi Mind Tricks, Kimba Mutanda, Rakim, Protoje just to mention a few.
“Fake friend” is a song coming off the “China Nsolo China Nzeru LP” which will be released this year with more details to come. Previously, Vitu Marley has released singles like “Ndine” produced by SU Records, “Ndikapume” featuring Lexie produced by Mwanie. If you are a real hip hop fan, then it’s safe to say that you can include Vitu Marley in your playlist.