Dumi RIGHT of Zimbabwe Legit and Cadence of Raw Produce are: Alternate Reality
In the 1990's Zimbabwe Legit and Raw Produce were moving in concentric orbits. Though they hadn't yet met, both groups were establishing themselves on the basis of making creative hip hop that would stand the test of time. In the new millennium, Cadence and Dumi RIGHT connected on a string of collaborations and their fates became intertwined. Now the two have joined forces for a self-titled debut album as Alternate Reality.
The album follows the release of a limited edition, vinyl-only EP "Legitimate Raw" which introduced listeners to the group, while also providing several exclusive songs and remixes from their respective catalogs. The full length album takes listeners deeper into Alternate Reality and finds Cadence and Dumi RIGHT serving up insightful and incisive lyrics, coupled with richly textured beats.. The release features production work by Cadence, Saint and Lord Lamont (Khz Productions), and guest appearances by hip hop luminaries YZ, Chubb Rock C Rayz Walz, Breez Evahflowin' and Vast Aire.
About the Artists:
Dumi RIGHT was introduced to audiences in the early 90's as a member of Zimbabwe Legit -- the pioneering crew widely regarded as the first African hip hop group to gain international recognition. At the same time, Cadence was making a name for himself as an MC, DJ and producer; as one half of the highly respected indie hip hop duo Raw Produce, and then later as a solo artist. Their paths converged on a number of occasions over the course of the last decade, with collaborations on various projects that most notably include: Zimbabwe Legit - House of Stone, Cadence - Creative Commerce and O.U.O - of unknown origin.