Duncan Sodala is a pioneer in the Zambia hip-hop scene. He has been at the forefront of creating the music industry in Zambia and a vanguard in promoting and providing opportunities for fellow Zambian artists with initiatives such as the Hip Hop Foundation. In 2004, he officially adopted “The Holstar” persona: a name that embodies his lyricism and style.
The Holstar then created his own imprint “Slam Dunk Records” in 2007 and has released his three albums since then: Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Part 2 and H3 – Love Me or Hate on this label. He is also one of the original members of Zone Fam formed in 2007, releasing mixtapes such as The Full Script produced by Nigerian producer Teck-Zilla. In 2009, he decided to change his role in the group and become the manager; he continued to produce music as a solo artist. He has since Executive produced and provided the intro for Zone Fam’s acclaimed first album The Business (Foreign Exchange) and released The Extraordinaires a collaborative album with Teck-Zilla.
Join us on Saturday, August 3 as we discuss with Mr. Sodala his successes and challenges and the state of Hip Hop in Zambia.
Business Sense will air at 6 a.m. PST, 9 a.m. EST, and 15 hrs CAT. You can participate on the show by: