Loui The Zu returns with powerful new song and video

Once the vibrant character behind the critically-acclaimed hip-hop act Loui The Zu, Mzwétwo is stepping back into the limelight with a new tune and video, Young Stunna

A powerful statement that not only re-establishes the young artist from Auckland as one of New Zealand’s most innovative talents, Young Stunna represents the journey that he’s taken from the moment he first wowed crowds as Loui The Zu, to now, as he makes his mark known simply by his first name - Mzwétwo (pronounced Mez-way-two).

“I started making music under my own name because I needed to decide who I wanted to be as an artist. I needed to discover what I liked; what I didn’t like; what I wanted to achieve. I realised that I loved rap and I loved rock ‘n’ roll and that’s what Mzwétwo is about for me - bringing those two worlds together,” says the 22-year-old rapper, songwriter and producer.

In 2013, Mzwétwo’s tested the waters with Gallantino - his first EP made under his own name. 

“We all share this belief system that we should create things that are progressive. If others can do it, then we shouldn’t do it. But that said, we want to add value - so we’re not trying to push things so far that people can’t grasp it,” explains Mzwétwo

Now expanding on the ‘Gallantino’ ideology, Mzwétwo returns with Young Stunna, a raw and dramatic track that straddles the seemingly opposing worlds of rock and hip-hop. It is brought to life by a captivating video directed by Shae Sterling, with Mzwétwo as creative director, and featuring some of New Zealand’s most recognisable fashion brands, from Zambesi to Stolen Girlfriends Club.