Music superstar, business visionary and international nomad Mr Eazi invites listeners to join him in South Africa on Chop Life, Vol. 1: Mzansi Chronicles the debut release from his new pan-African music group, ChopLife SoundSystem.
Recorded between Cape Town and Johannesburg in 2022 and 2023, the 14-track mixtape is a deep dive into amapiano, the dance music sound that has exploded out of South Africa to become one of the world’s most thrilling and buzzed-about new music genres. Guests on the project include South African music stars Moonchild Sanelly, Focalistic, Ami Faku, and Major League Djz as well as a massive slate of emerging talent.
Choplife Vol. 1: Mzansi Chronicles is a formal introduction to ChopLife SoundSystem, the Nigerian-born Mr Eazi’s new music lifestyle project, which takes its name from West African pidgin slang meaning “enjoy life,” along with the traditional soundsystems that are the backbone of dancehall music culture.
Mr Eazi is the primary vocalist on ChopLife recordings, and also serves as its MC — or Minister of Enjoyment— at live events, where he’s joined by resident selector DJ Edu (of BBC Radio fame), along with guest artists and DJs. “I’m going back to where I started from when I was hosting the biggest parties at uni,” Mr Eazi says of this master of ceremonies role. “That’s how I started singing.”
Stream the album below;