Hip hop and other kwaito songs also took themusic industry by storm when the genres began taking their sound fromtraditional mbaqanga music.
Jozi - What's with the attitude
For example, back in their heydays, local groupJozi, swept the local hip hop world by storm when they introduced a new soundwhich consisted of hip hop beats, infused with traditional mbaqanga music.
Their hit single What's With TheAttitude sampled the sounds of the late mbaqanga artist, Vusi Ximba.Many South Africans were taken aback when they heard Ximba's voice on a hip hoptrack. Weeks later, the song became a hit! Who knew mbaqanga and hip hop wouldsound so good together?
B.O.P meets Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens
Then there was Boom Shaka, who joined forceswith mbaqanga musician, iHashi elimhlope (The White Horse) on the song Bambanani.The video made the track even more memorable as we saw Boom Shaka dressed intraditional Zulu attire and performing Indlamu (Traditional Zulu dance) whichwas something we were not used to seeing from an urban pop group like BoomShaka.