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Busta 929 pays tribute to late amapiano star Mpura in new EP [listen]

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Oct 29, 2021

Busta 929 is one of Mzansi’s hottest amapiano producers and he has worked with the likes of Boohle, Amaroto and Pabi Cooper amongst others. The award-winning star released his highly anticipated EP, Umsebenzi Wethu vol. 2 on Friday 29 October which is a heartfelt tribute to his late friend and collaborator Mpura. 

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BUSTA 929 PAYS TRIBUTE TO MPURA

Amapiano star Mpura passed away in a tragic car accident on Monday 9 August. Mpura was on the way to a gig with colleagues, Killer Kau, Thando Tot, Khanya Hadebe and TD. All five musicians passed away. 

Busta 929, who had worked with Mpura on several amapiano tunes, paid tribute to him in a new EP titled Umsebenzi Wethu vol. 2. The 6-track EP features the likes of Lady Du, Soulful G, Zuma and soulful songstress Boohle. 

The EP has already secured the number one spot on the Apple Music all genres charts just above Young Stunna’s debut album Notumato

LISTEN TO ‘UMSEBENZI WETHU 2.0’ HERE

‘IT SUCKS THAT MPURA IS NOT HERE FOR IT’

While some were happy that the release came just in time for the festive season, others shared kind words towards the Mmapula hitmaker for paying tribute to Mpura.

One tweep mentioned that Mpura was the definition of “living in the moment, tomorrow will take care of itself.”

“I believe he enjoyed every single minute he had on earth regardless of his problems. Umsebenzi Wethu ‘tribute’ by Busta 929 represents Mpura’s life and lifestyle in every perspective.”

Mpura was the definition of “Living in the moment, tomorrow will take care of itself” I believe he enjoyed every single minute he had on earth regardless of he’s problems.
Umsebenzi wethu “Tribute” by @busta_929 represents Mpura’s life and lifestyle in every perspective. pic.twitter.com/TCHuGZ8t7T

— GRANDPA (@MkhuluChoppa) October 29, 2021

Busta 929 did this for Mpura pic.twitter.com/ue9rgpQKmZ

— motherfucker. (@romeo_oumf) October 28, 2021

@busta_929 thank you for such a fire EP hearing @MPURAPUDI voice again eish

— Mdlalose (@nyanda4_zn) October 29, 2021

Busta 929 ALWAYS understands the assignment.

— B. (@buhlem__) October 28, 2021

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BUSTA 929 AND MPURA’S RELATIONSHIP

Speaking to Zkhiphani TV, Busta 929 shared that he met his close friend Mpura through Mr JazziQ. He mentioned that he enjoyed Mpura’s style and the two began working together.

Their hit Umsebenzi Wethu featuring Zuma, Mr JazziQ, Lady Du and Reece Madlisa took South Africa by storm and it even got its own dance move, the “zekethe”. 

The two worked on several other songs together including Yuri Boyaka on Busta 929’s Undisputed, Vol. 2 EP. 

,Dlonti ntwana yam pic.twitter.com/U6Kzfm9SqH

— Busta 929 (@busta_929) August 9, 2021

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