During his high school period he was affiliated with various rap entities until deciding to pursue a solo career from 2008. In the period of 2009 and 2011, he worked on his music and collaborated with local and United States artists with placing on various mixtapes in the US.
He has released two mixtapes “Champagne & Heartbreak” in early 2013 and the more recent “Give It Time” released in late 2016, with latter dawning over 20,000 downloads and 3,000,000 streams.
The mixtape “Give It Time” spawned a single, charting on South Africa’s iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap Top 200 in the form of “I Love You All”, he followed this up with a single called “My Team” featuring German artist HUMAN, which has been streamed online over a million times and is the lead single for the follow up EP of “Give It Time”. Zamani Ngidi better known as Zee is an artist from Johannesburg, South Africa. Born September 9th 1991 ,Zee started rapping in his early childhood years and continued to do so while learning to discover music producing in high school.
The body of work is straight fire. Zee really shows his sense of versatility and style throughout the whole EP. Give It Time truly felt like an album on it's own.
Best bar on the whole project? In "Let me go platinum, let me go diamond, I am from Africa, let me remind em'...that's where they mining."
We had to play that back a few times, Zee had listeners a back with his hard rhymes. Conversations had a really smooth beat to it yet the flow was hardcore. Loved Zee's gritty confidence and aura throughout the track. His come up is so real, he relates to being a King as Eddie Murphy was in Coming to America. A very witty reflection and ode to Zee's acknowledge of pop culture and Black commercialism. Conversations is definitely one of our favorites.
Zee shows fans a more vulnerable and intimate side to Zee. On100(Can You?), his vocals and song have a velvet texture that is reminiscent of 90's R&B with today's modern problems. His around the way love approach to the lyrics as well as an honest question that we all can relate to in love and relationships. Are you 100%? The ladies man is still nothing to mess with, Zee knows his potential in his music.
Exploring a new trap sound, Zee becomes the man of the hour with "Bread Winner". He rips the track with crazy flow and ambition. His no f--ks given demeanor shows the hunger for success. The production? Straight-a-hunnid. Like every track on the EP, the bass and tremble on this track is crazy.
In "Deserve", Zee spares no mercy on his past acquaintances and haters. On this track, the rapper lays his heart and soul on a late-night track, referencing leaving lovers in order to elevate in his music. He also reflects on how the people around him changed once his music starting hitting numbers. Best line in the song? When he gets older, drinks more soda and remembers girls giving him the cold shoulder. Everything's switched around since those days. Zee's ability to make hit-making records as well as tell a story is truly a gift on it's own.
The Give It Time EP was released 10 October 2017, and is the first project ever done by Zee with cover to cover original content. It is available on all online music stores.