Scorpion Kings’ Album Is Coming Soon

Written by on 17 April, 2024

The Scorpion Kings, made up of Amapiano heavyweights, Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa are set to release a new album.

Kabza De Small recently took to X to make the exciting announcement.

“Scorpion Kings album dropping soon”, he captioned with an image of himself alongside DJ Maphorisa on stage.

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The two first gained attention individually before forming Scorpion Kings. The single Umshove, released in 2018, helped kick-start Kabza’s career and made a name for himself in the Amapiano genre.

It wasn’t the same for Maphorisa, whose reputation stemmed from producing some of South Africa’s biggest hit songs such as Kwesta’s 2016 Ngud’ featuring Cassper Nyovest. Maphorisa also produced Busiswa’s Lahla and co-produced multi-award-winning American rapper Drake’s 2016 Afrobeat hit, One Dance. 

When the two decided to join forces there was no doubt that they would make magic together and they’ve done just that. Music streaming app Spotify recently included their chart topping songs and artists of 2022, with Kabza de Small taking the crown, followed by DJ Maphorisa.

Their first joint project was the release of their debut album, Scorpion Kings, in July 2019. It had the groove streets buzzing with songs like Amantombazane, featuring Samthing Soweto and MFR Souls, Vula Vala featuring Nolwazi and Virgo Deep as well as Dubai with Virgo Deep and Sandy MRD. They then followed with the album Piano Hub in October 2019, which included the popular track Nana Thula, featuring Njelic, that speaks about the hardships of life and the struggle to make a living.

The album set the music and amapiano streets on fire with the release of their second record, Return of the Scorpion Kings, that came out in November 2019. It featured hits like Lorch, named after Pirates midfielder Thembinkosi Lorch, and featured Semi Tee, Miano and Kammu Dee. Other songs include Sandton, with Bontle Smith, Focalistic and Kamo Mphela and Abuyile, as well as Amakhosi, featuring Busiswa Gqulu, known by her stage name Busiswa, and award-winning musician Thandiswa Mazwai, aka KingTha, as one of the writers of the track.

The duo did not stop there. The release of their 2020 album, Scorpion Kings Live, gave fans new songs to vibe to while stuck in the Covid-19 lockdows pandemic. They include eMcimbini, featuring Aymos, Samthing Soweto, Mas Musiq and Myztro.

In April 2021 the pair teamed up with Congolese born musician Tressor Riziki to release the album Rumble In The Jungle, which included songs like Stimela, Malaika and Starry Night, adding to the diversification of their musical offering.

The anticipation is building up and with the feedback on social media, this release is set to blow his fans away.


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