Xtrazz321 - the new boys on the block
Wherever they go, these boys sprinkle gold and their fan base continues to grow.
29 June 2018 | Art and Entertainment
The trio, whose ages range from 22 to 24 years old, launched their debut album last year in November.
The album which is titled “New Boys on the Block” has sixteen tracks which features genres like Afro-pop, reggae and house. The album was produced by Setrick Dantu who better known as Kalo on the Beat.
One of the songs, 'Carry we go' which features Sticky Fingaz, is a well-produced song and has an easy-to-listen-to Nigerian beat. The song, which is about a man who is pleading his love to a lady, is one to dance to and even sing along to.
Another good song on this album is 'Shut up money'. The house jam can definitely get any party started. Xtrazz321 sing about getting a lot of money and not wanting to reveal where it came from. It is a fun song especially for those who are young at heart.
'Shut up money' was at number two for a couple of weeks on the Energy 100 FM's RnB and hip-hop charts. The trio have released an album recently and also plan to record a music video soon.
Two other songs which stand out in the 16-track album are 'I like dat' and 'Fighting'. 'I like dat' is a well-composed dance track and what really captivates about the song is the melody which has a beautiful jazzy saxophone and lead guitar sound.
'Fighting' is a reggae song which sees Xtrazz321 tackle issues like disunity and disharmony in society. Which strong and vivid lyrics, they plead for change in world which continues to become harsher.
The group started in 2009 but the love for musical performances started in their high school years. Inspiration to do music was drawn from their family members who had good voices as well as the likes of Jackson Kaujeua, Awilo Longomba, Mandoza and Lucky Dube.
Performing at the same musical event, Cyrus and Simzza met for the first time in 2009 and decided to start Xtrazz321. Later that year Bux joined the group after the crew that he was previously part of decided to break up.
Since then, the group kept on performing on different stages as audiences welcomed their dance moves and beats. They continued to impress their fans so much so that the mayor of Omaruru, Hendrina Gebhardt, invited them to accompany her on a Swapo campaign during the 2014 elections. They also had the privilege to perform at the 2015 Omaruru Oasis Festival Gala dinner as well as the Just Teenz programme on NBC television.
Energetic and entertaining is what many fans call them and that is what Xtrazz321 will most assuredly bring to any stage. Their house beats, afro-pop jams and Nigerian flavoured mixes will leave no one sitting on their chair.
Xtrazz321 entered for the 2018 Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) but were not nominated. They have vowed to enter again next year and try their luck.
Bookings for Xtrazz321 can be made at 081 698 0807 or [email protected]