Gazza Music Productions
|Gazza Music Productions|
|Founder||Karandu Gazza Shiimi|
|Genre||kwaito, hip hop|
|Country of origin||Namibia|
Gazza Music Productions, also referred to as GMP Records, simply known as G.M.P., is a Namibian music production label founded by Gazza in 2004. GMP is one of the most successful music labels in Namibia.
Gazza was the first and only artist on the label. In 2005, he had signed newcomer Sunny Boy whom he introduced through his hit song koko. Until then, Gazza recruited Aunti Sousa and a group of three dancers to the label.
Streetkids, trio of skillful boys/rappers were signed to the label as dancers in 2004. They played a role in Gazza's music career by introducing stunning Kwaito dance moves which would later be known as a G.M.P. trademark. The group released one studio album under the label which was well received by the public. In September 2011, the group left the label.
Mshasho vs. GMP[edit | edit source]
Gazza and The Dogg developed quick success after releasing their first albums, which helped them into establish their own record label, Mshasho Productions and Gazza Music Productions (GMP) respectively. They led and dominated the commercial music scene between 2004 and 2005. GMP signed new and upcoming Sunny Boy, who served on the label for less than two months before signing with Mshasho. Tensions between the two labels were heightened when Sunny Boy switched labels from GMP to Mshasho. More fuel was added to the fire when some music fans began taking sides between The Dogg and Gazza, Mshasho and GMP. Also after a while OmPuff who was affiliated with GMP, joined Mshasho.
The two labels are now reconciled and have done roadshows for the ruling party SWAPO together as well as performed some of their old collaborations at the Namibia Annual Music Awards.
Discography[edit | edit source]
- 2004: Gazza Tanauka
- 2004: Gazza - Zula II Survive
- 2005: Gazza - Stof-Lap Chikapute
- 2007: Gazza - 467/GMP Till I Die
- 2008: Gazza - Still The King
- 2009: D-Jay - Game Over
- 2009: Roger - Here I Am
- 2009: Streetkids - Botsotso
- 2009: Gazza - Cosa Nostra: Lafamilia
- 2010: Black Sheep - The Black Sheep Show
- 2011: Luvy - Jehovah
- 2011: Gazza - Boss
- 2013: Gazza - Blood, Sweat and Tears
- 2014: Gazza - Ondjila
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