RIP Brown Dash

2012-05-10 10:58
Brown Dash
Messages of condolence have been pouring in from readers and followers of the late Kwaito star Brown Dash who died on Wednesday.

The Umthandazo Wabolova singer who performed at the recent Sama Awards passed away after a long undisclosed illness.

Many fans quoted lines from his most famous songs when paying tribute to the fallen star.

"Mzekezeke Mazakazaka yabona manje is'khathi asekho (Mzekezeke as you can see our time is up)...You are the Star bro Lala Ngoxolo (rest in peace)," wrote Dumisani Motlokoa.

Hlulani wrote "Umthandzazo wa balova" (Gangster's prayer) which was the title of his first album that won him Best Kwaito Album at the 2005 Sama Awards.

"Rest in peace bra, uyibekile induku ebandla (you did your part), although it was too soon but we will puff and pass," Dudu wrote in reference to his 2006 hit Puff n Pass.

'Rest in my Kwaito world'

Other readers praised the music star's contribution to the improvement of Kwaito music.

"Lala kahle (sleep well) legend of Kwaito we will always remember the role you played in the music industry for uplifting the standard of Kwaito in this country," wrote Zukisa Leleki.

DJ Igybare added: "Rest in my Kwaito world will definitely Miss You. You made them parties rock. You gone too soon but your music will live on forever. Much Love."

Xolani, who hails from the same township (Tembisa) as Brown Dash, used the opportunity to urge South African music stations to play more local music.

"South African radio stations should also pay tribute to late Brown Dash by playing his songs, giving listeners the opportunity to call in pass/have a say with their artists in RSA. National radio stations only keep on talking about overseas/abroad artists," he said.

'A great sympathy'

Some of the readers took time to send their thoughts to the Mpamile family during their time of sorrow.

"A great sympathy to Brown Dash's family and friends. He was one of the musical icons who conveyed and transformed the 19th century Kwaito into 21st century kind of music, following the likes of M'du, Mandoza, Arthur and others, his efforts in the music industry will always be remembered R.I.P," wrote Amos Mdhluli.

Another reader Gracious Langa wrote, "Hoza nazo Mzakes man!!!" (Bring the beat of the music back).

We are still receiving a lot of emails from the readers and we could like you to continue sending them for us to publish.

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