Malawian rapper Liwu has just released his debut album titled Alinafe, which is available on all streaming platforms and for Free on his website, getalinafe.com
Alinafe is a 13 track depiction of who Liwu is, and where God has him in this moment in his life. The record features artists such as Mr Eazi’s frequent collaborator and Empawa Africa’s George Kalukusha, fellow Malawian rapper Suffix, Kim of Diamonds, Beracah, Mista Gray, Seven O More,and Kelvin sings.
The album has already been featured as most streamed album in Malawi on streaming platform Deezer, with a host of positive reviews from listeners.
The rapper has also been nominated for the inaugural Malawi Hip Hop awards with 2 nominations in Best Lyricist, and Best Gospel Hip Hop Artist of the year awards respectfully.
Liwu is a versatile lyricist known for his thought provoking metaphors and his infusion of faith in his expression of his worldview.
With 4 mixtapes and now an album under his belt, Liwu has managed to remain consistent in the Malawi Hip Hop scene not shying away from mature concepts in his music, while openly expressing his Christian faith.
With lyrical influences such as Nas, Jay Z and Lupe Fiasco, it is not difficult to see why he is most renowned for his intricate and often complex wordplay and literary ability. Yet he is not afraid to have fun, as he has the ability to drop verses with the type of swag that would make any mumble rapper envious.
Commenting on the album, Liwu states, “Hip hop still remains a creative outlet I enjoy very much, and as long as I still have the talent and ability to do so, I feel it is my responsibility to inspire and edify the youth as I will one day be held accountable for all my gifts. So, expect rawness as I wear my heart on my sleeve on this one and give you the broken glass version of myself, so that all the Glory be pointed to God and not me.”
You can download for free on www.getalinafe.com