Amapiano producer DJ Maphorisa has just shown love to his fellow musician and piano nut Mdu AKA Trp, earning the admiration of his compatriots in the process. The decision and the moment are both symbolic because DJ Maphorisa had previously been accused of gatekeeping the genre and not making way for others.
In a recent tweet on his official account, he shared a picture of the musician and thanked him in the caption for his contribution to the music scene back home. He also implored his followers to extend the same token of appreciation to him. You can check out the post below.
Thank You “Mdu AKA Trp” for changing our lives with Dat LOG DRUM forever be grateful mfanaka
Ke wisha nkare every amapiano artist/Dj re mo sendele Di 10k for appreciation ❤️
Nna le Kabza re tla senda 100k each
Amapiano gang let’s please pic.twitter.com/8Ap4WrU50g
— PorryMaduMoneyDoubleTrouble (@DjMaphorisa) September 26, 2023
The comment on Mdu AKA Trp is especially symbolic coming from DJ Maphorisa, a man seen as one of the kings of piano music in South Africa. The other supposed king is Kabza De Small. Together, they have released a couple of hits, including “Scorpion Kings.”
By the way, there is nothing out of place in DJ Maphorisa’s praise of his compatriot. For one, Mdu AKA Trp is actually one of the most consistent amapiano producers out there and easily one of the top names in the genre in South Africa. He has certainly earned his stripes.