MashBeatz is certainly on the right track to being a superstar Hip-Hop producer with this upraised remix from his original banger ‘Never Ride.‘ Before we jump on dissecting the remix, let me introduce the man behind this hit record.
The Man Behind A Lot of Hits
MashBeatz was born as Nhlawulo Shipambuli Mashimbyi from Soweto, Gauteng. His professional producer journey began in 2015 on Smashis’ (from Cashtime Fam)- single ‘Night N Day.’ From there on he helped found one of the biggest rap groups in South Africa from the young wave of rappers, called The Wrecking Crew-TWC. While doing that, he started producing for OGs in the game such as Da L.E.S and the late Riky Rick.
Now years later, MashBeatz is a staple in the rap game and is one of the new wave pioneers driving the future of South African Hip Hop. He definitely has the Midas touch with all of his records and knows to pick artists who complement his producing style.
The All-Star Never Ride Remix
Just a few weeks ago, the original song and the visual hit a million views in under a few months. So of course, with the meteoric rise of the song, fans started asking for a remix. Because what do you do once you have a hit song? A remix.
The ‘Never Ride’ Remix has reputable names from MashBeatz, Maglera Doe Boy, Thato Saul, 25K, WORDZ, LucasRaps, Sjava, Saudi, Roii, YoungstaCPT, Anzo, and the only female rapper on the remix, Buzzi Lee.
My favorite verses from the remix have to be from Buzzi Lee, WORDZ, and Saudi. These three artists brought a fresh sound to the song, by rapping in South African slang and Saudi’s singing-rapping. With remixes, there has to be a nuance in rap styles and these three delivered that part. They elevated the remix to a solid 10.
Go watch the music video for the remix. And tell us what you think of the 2.0 version.