About Urban Hype
Hailing all they way from Lusaka, Zambia, a blend of 3 different genres of music combined to make one sweet sound, R&B,dancehall and hip hop mixed in one with a Zambian touch is what Urban Hype are all about.
Started on the 13th of November 2012 by original members Thee Ajay and Princeroy, college buddies who met Zambia centre for accountancy studies( Zcas) and shared their love for music, the 2 record a couple of underground songs and only got their first radio single(Slow Wind) when they met producer and future member F jay, who was also a student at ZCAS!
F jay produced 3 songs for the duo and helped them get signed under So Good Ent, the label he was currently signed under! It was at So Good that the Duo met BadMan Shapi, they did a remix to slow wind which got massive love from the public, most of whom suggested Shapi should join the group, and after a discussion with management, Shapi was added to the group in early 2013!
Shortly after prince Roy had to leave the group coz of personal reasons and the new trio was reduced to a duo again! Thee Ajay and Badman Shapi recorded Freezer(produced by CASHROLL) as the first song by the ‘new’ urban hype and it proved to be one of their biggest songs to date, it went to number 1 on 2 different radio stations, and was play listed in clubs all over the country.
In late 2013 the duo met South African Hip Hop legend HHP who was on his Daraja walk, they collaborated on a song ‘Puzya Talala’ which also featured F jay! The song dropped on 1st January 2014 and it became an instant hit.
Shortly after F Jay was added to the group, and the trio dropped ‘Chimbilimbili’ which caught the attention of music power house Taurus MusiK who almost instantly sent the contract to sign the trio! After a few days of negotiations the trio officially signed! A few days later they flew to kenya and shot the video for Chimbilimbili.
Since then the group has dropped 3 singles that have gone on to top charts in kenya and Malawi, their latest singles features Nigerian hip hop female rapper Sasha P
They won a Zeemusic award for best group 2014 and were nominated in the Zambia music awards as best new artist & born and bred awards for best R&B video
In 2016 the Group won Best Group at the ZeeMusic Creatives Awards