Zimbabwe emcee Outspoken just dropped a new music video for his group ‘Outspoken & The Essence.’

This track is an introduction to Outspoken & The Essence and the group’s own interpretation of hip-hop. It is a conversation starter to the double album release, which will come out on May 16 (2013). The track speaks on rapper Outspoken’s influences growing up and where his focus remains today. ‘The SlaveMasters Whip’ represents the duality of taking control of his own future, but in doing so, inevitably having that future control him; drive and determination thus becoming his own master.

Outspoken & The Essence is a Afro Rhythm inspired hip-hop band with Outspoken as a Poet/Emcee frontman who manipulates his voice as another dimension to the instrumentation (which is really just a fancy way of saying that he also sings on most of the tracks…). The band consists of Drum, Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar, Sparse Violin and Horns and Vocalists. Since being formed in 2007, they group has performed in many festivals in Southern Africa. Frontman Outspoken has also travelled elsewhere in Africa, Europe and the United States performing and workshopping on spoken word.


Artist: Outspoken & The Essence (Zimbabwe)
Song: The Slave Master’s Whip
Album: Uncool and Overrated: God Before Anything (Release date: May 16, 2013)
Video Producer: Nomadic Wax
Director/DP: Jonathan Weisburst
Assistant Camera: Robin Margolis
Editor: Magee
Shoot Location: NYC