Shangaan disco king Penny Penny will be releasing a hot hip-hop song tomorrow. According to Sunday World, the song, titled Gold Bone, features Rafiki – a two-man band made up of DJ Godheaven and pianist Juliano.
Papa Penny is also well known for his Mzansi Magic reality show called “Papa Penny Ahee”
He said it was important for veteran musicians to move with the times to stay relevant.
“When you are a legend, move with the times and people will never forget you. Don’t do the same thing forever, and when it no longer works, you complain about government not taking care of artists,” he said.
Describing the song, Penny said it sounds like both hip-hop and house music.
“With this song, I am introducing a new genre called ‘heavy gum’ which I invented. My music was referred to as ‘bubble gum’ in years gone by. So I decided to call this ‘heavy gum’ to symbolise a gum that remain sweet forever.
“For a long time the music industry did not know the genre of my music and as a result I have never won major awards such as Samas and Metro FM awards,” he said.