My Freelance Writing Journey so far...
Also known as "R.I.Z.L.A" in the music circles is the 36 year old Zimbabwean born Co-Founder/Editor of a groundbreaking Hip Hop website in Zimbabwe known as DGV This award winning writer (Zimbabwe Hip Hop Awards Hip Hop Journalist of 2015) currently based in Bulawayo has come a long way to making a mark in media circles regionally and globally. R.I.Z.L.A is a writer that has contributed to a lot of online and offline publications such as Hype Magazine (South Africa's No.1 Hip Hop Magazine on Hard Copy Bi-monthly issue) http://www.hypemagazine.co.za/ where he has interviewed the likes of Grammy Award winning songwriter Jack Knight, Grammy Award winning Producer S1, 2-time JUNO (Canadian Grammy award) nominated Eternia, Freestyle Champion Blind Fury, musician and author Stic.man of Dead Prez then Dead Prez on the Apr/May 2013 issue to mention a few. He recently interviewed Gavlyn and Reverie both from USA for the Aug/Sept 2014 issue of the Hype Mag and M.anifest (Ghana) in the Hype Dec/Jan 2015. His contribution to the Hype Magazine has seen not only Bulawayo artists and events being featured in this prestigious magazine but Zimbabwe as a whole has benefited from his involvement with the magazine with features such as Shoko Festival, DGV Rap Battles, Intwasa Festival, Hip Hop 263 Tour and artists such as Outspoken, Tehn Diamond, Synik, Cal_Vin and Black Bird to name a few.
He also contributed to www.worldhiphopmarket.com (U.S.A) where he represented a host of Southern African countries namely South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia. This opportunity has allowed him to interview The Holstar (Zambia), Poison Hertz (Argentina), Teck-Zilla (Canada), Nick Explicit (South Africa), Silas Beats (South Africa), Vuyo Nova (South Africa), Emmah Mabye (South Africa), Jay Roxa (Zambia), Touch (Botswana), Mandisa Mabutoe (Botswana), James Kebu (Botswana) and A Scribe Called Tswa (Zimbabwe) to mention a few.
Currently he contributes to USA based publications namely http://raphq.co (Rap HQ), http://www.taliupworldnews.com/ (Tali Up World News) & https://papalarge.online/ (Papa Large Online) from the UK.
MORE Articles written by Naboth RIZLA in 2019
Rap HQ (USA) May 24 2019 (Six.Oh – Zimbabwe Rap Artist)
TaliUpWorldNews (USA) 10 June 2019 (Lynden – Zimbabwe Rap Artist/Producer)
BRONZEVILLE BEE (USA) 9 July 2019 (Opinion Piece on African Hip Hop)
Rap HQ (USA) July 18 2019 (Dumi Right – USA/Zimbabwe Rap Artist)
TaliUpWorldNews (USA) 24 July 2019 (Koffee – Jamaica Reggae/Dancehall Artist)
TaliUpWorldNews (USA) 31 July 2019 (Unkle Krack – Lesotho Rap Artist/Producer)
TaliUpWorldNews (USA) 7 August 2019 (Chronixx – Jamaican Reggae Artist)
TaliUpWorldNews (USA) 11 September 2019 (Kwaw Kese – Ghana Rap Artist)
TaliUpWorldNews (USA) 24 September 2019 (Gang Starr – USA Rap Duo)
Rap HQ (USA) 8 October 2019 (BGS – Zimbabwe Rap Crew)
TaliUpWorldNews (USA) 9 October 2019 (BGS – Zimbabwe Rap Crew)
NAM RADIO (UK) 24 October 2019 (Irysh Da Princess – Lesotho Artist)
Papa Large Online (UK) 27 October 2019 (Floppy X – Zimbabwe Artist/Producer)
Papa Large Online (UK) 30 October 2019 (Phreshy – Zimbabwe Artist)
Papa Large Online (UK) 5 November 2019 (Naboth RIZLA – Zimbabwe Artist)
Papa Large Online (UK) 8 November 2019 (Synik – Zimbabwe artist in Portugal & Phil Chronics - Austria producer)
Papa Large Online (UK) 8 November 2019 (Sho Madjozi – South Africa)
Papa Large Online (UK) 15 November 2019 (iTs Nation – Zimbabwe Record Label & Studio)
Tali Up World News (USA) 26 November 2019 (Ice Eazy – South Africa/Zimabwe artist)
Tali Up World News (USA) 26 November 2019 (Naboth RIZLA – Zimbabwe Radio Host)
Tali Up World News (USA) 26 November 2019 (Slick-One – Zambia artist)
Like Naboth RIZLA always says, 'the grind never sleeps', meaning he will stop at nothing when getting work done!