Six years after their album “The Butterfly Effect” released on Jakarta, German producer Pawcut and Sudanese rapper Zen-Zin have joined forces again for a project.
The EP “Ripple Effect” features four tracks with melodic raps and equally melodic and laid back productions.
About the situation in his home country Zen-Zin says: “The best way to describe Sudan right now is, it doesn’t feel like home anymore. I love this country and its people but it’s beyond me and it’s beyond any other civilian out here. We have to deal with the reality and the results of whatever choices other people have made.“
This also influences his own creativity: “It’s hard to stay positive in a negative environment. It gets to me like it gets to everybody else. Sometimes I am just not in the mood to create music and write raps because when you are dealing with the harsh realities it’s hard to be creative. But on the flipside, you are taking in all these experiences and the mood of the moment. It’s like you are tapping into the pulse of the nation. Sometimes I am feeling like a psychologist, sometimes I feel like a reporter by telling you how my reality looks like. When I write my music I am telling you what’s going on in my life and in the lives of the people around me without actually giving you guys names and locations. I am very careful“