Maestro IV – S.C.A.R.S.
Bulawayo-based producer/rapper Maestro IV has released his third album S.C.A.R.S, which aims to the African story from a ghetto boy’s perspective.
The album title S.C.A.R.S is an acronym for Struggle Cope Adjust Revise Survive. Throughtout the album Maestro IV maintains his trilingual approach of fusing English, Ndebele and Shona in his bars.
S.C.A.R.S is a ghetto story of survival, being born into trials and tribulations but being able to devise ways to adjust, cope and eventually thrive.
Side A highlights the struggle Maestro and those like him in his community, faced with the politics and hardships of living in a fatherless society.
Side B highlights the happy ending, is me now, someone who has survived through the struggle and risen above it. If you listen closely the scars are now hidden in a fancier mask, this is the story of the youth using drugs, alcohol, and partying as a way to bury the reality they can’t face or to hide their own inadequacies.