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Mic Diggy signs with CD Run

KELVIN KACHINGWE, Lusaka
MIC Deeor Diggy, a local rapper, songwriter and record producer who a fortnight ago released his debut album Elevation on iTunes under his own label The Company, has signed a distribution deal with international company CD Run, which is based in France.
Mic Diggy (right) , whose name is Bashiri Michael Banda, may not be a well-known figure on the local scene, but the 22-year-old Lusaka-born rapper has been working his way up in the industry.
The former Munali Boys Secondary School pupil, who at school was involved in athletics, is said to have started rapping when he was in grade eight, at the age of 13. And at the age of 17, he decided to pursue a career in music as a rapper.
In 2009, he joined a label called Deep Side Records and formed a music group with his label mates called Boyz in the Hood, where he recorded his first single Sinfola before the group disbanded.
That same year, Mic Diggy, who studied Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) at the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA), released few singles and got featured on more than nine songs.
In 2013, he left Deep Side Records and met up with audio producer Skillz, owner and founder of Phat Jam Records, and recorded a song titled Tulamemengela featuring DJ Fireman.
The same year, he joined Bang Bang Muzik Entertainment and released a song titled Ka’ndeo which earned a few decent radio spins, and some collaborations, but did not stay long at the label.
Mic Diggy’s EP [extended play] The Hustle released in 2014, spawned the successful singles like Slap D – Understatement, Bobby East – Headlines and For Your Love, a cover which featured AB Crazy.
Lusaka producer Skillz spotted him and offered him a record label deal at Phat Jam Records. But after eight months without a release, he left to start a label of his own.
With the release of his EP on January 8, he will now be busy promoting the album and CD Run will take care of the distribution business.

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