IV Maestro upgrades to TopJITA 2.0: Married To The Game

IV Maestro drops another dope 23 track album and all I can say is if you don?t know who IV is I suggest u sit down pull chair and get to know him. After listening to his latest project called TopJITA 2.0 : Married To The Game I can safely say Byo hip-hop or skhanda rap or kasi rap or Spaza rap as IV likes to say is in very good and safe hands. The music industry in the southern part of the country has changed in the past few months and now more and more cats and acts are making music some of it good and some of it average and of course some of it well below par and the standard we expect. This is IV's second album and he has shown that he is not a fluke or a fly by night artist. He is definite a front runner and he is setting the pace and raising the bar higher when it comes to music from this part of the country. Some artists come make a lot of noise have a good buzz and then fizzle out into oblivion, NO not the IV he is here to stay and he has bars, punchlines and metaphors for days. Just in case you don?t know who IV is let me try and bring you up to speed. He is the CEO and Founder of CMG, Chilliaphonia Music Group and he dropped his first album a few months back entitled TopJITA : Spaza Weekend which featured the hit song Majaivana Back and a few other dope singles which included Holy Grail. The first was not for sale and it was a free project which saw it garner over 12,000 downloads in the first days of its release. Anyway back to Maestro's second project TopJITA 2.0. The album comes in 2 packages, there is the standard version which contains only 16 tracks which goes for $4 and there is the gold version which contains all the 23 tracks plus a TopJITA Snapback and complementary earphones.

There are some tracks that definitely stand out on the album but all in all it is a solid project that is both from a production point of view as well as relevance and content point of view.  My personal favourites include Too Fast featuring II Duce, Badlala Ka So featuring Kasi Substance and JDumza, Ngoma Ndiyo Ndiyo featuring Munetsi, Ikwali, Mari Yako Chete featuring Brythreesixty, Yimlo featuring Guluva 7 just to mention a few. IV has some notable features which include Munetsi, Brythreesixty, Guluva 7, Sky City Uno, POY and Kasi Substance. On production IV also has some heavy hitters namely; Marvin, Aykay, Phanas, The Blacksheep,and a new kid on the block Real_iancea. IV also does a bit of production work as well. This album is a must have and it has come out at the perfect time,summer time. There are some definite party bangers like Too Fast, We Up Tonight and Drink in my cup as well as deep and conscious songs like Mangethe  where we see the emotional side of IV where he talks about losing his father and him having to step into his shoes and become the man of the house and provide for his mom and siblings. He talks about leaving for SA to look for a better life but his mom is against it.

On a scale of 1 is to 10 I give the album a solid 8.5. This is a brilliant album and if IV is not amongst the top 5 MCs in Skies then I wonder who is. IV says he will take a break after this album and he will only be dropping singles and doing features which is understandable but this album will keep us entertained and will provide countless hours of listening pleasure well into 2017. The album is not online yet and I encourage him not to only push hard copies but to upload the album onto an online store. This way he will reach a wider audience and touch more lives. So in order to get your copy of the album connect with Maestro IV via twitter or facebook. All I can say is ?Are You Ready for IV?. Its TopJITA! Sithi Salute!!!


Terence Sibanda aka Represent Beats

REPRESENT BEATS 

 

Stage Name: Represent Beats 

Full Name: Terence Sibanda 

D.O.B : 16-05-94

P.O.B : Bulawayo, Zimbabwe 

Title   : Music Producer, Mastering Engineer, Rapper, Vocalist 

Studios: Ibilion studios, SkyWox Studios, Represent Studios and Zimbo Music Studios

Instruments: Drums, keyboard, acc guitar, bass guitar 

Academics: Soul Candi and School of Rock

 

Terence AKA Represent Beats was born in the city of Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) although raised across a lot of towns in BYO. After his high school in Gifford High School he then moved to South Africa to study though his dream was to be a hotel manager little did he know that something was more real in him than management when he got to SA he took a gap year and over that period the music talent started surfacing while he was experimenting with the FL studio software that his young brother installed in their computer. One thing led to another and he fell in love with drums then started teaching himself with every material he could get, no too long into the drums adventure he developed a desire to learn the guitar. As he started learning the guitar somehow he started teaching drums and the music production wasn't yet that of a priority

although he still wanted to be a musical hotel manager. only mid 2013 he decided he would take the music production seriously, although people who heard his beats loved them he still felt they were to vague.A year went by while he taught himself a lot about the art and then he would make beats for him, his brother and one of their close friends, they would stay up writing songs all night, record and send to whomsoever was on their contact list but that wasn't enough still then 2015 he went to study at soul Candi hoping that would launch him to a place of satisfaction but he was wrong although he did gain experience.So as the Soul Candi wasn't so sweet for his busy soul he decided in 2016 to go back home and make a name for himself.He searched for studios to work till he got a spot at the current studio he is at (Zimbo music studios) from that time he has been involved with artists like Icy Murder,Cliff Jeans, Sleekstar, luminous, t1nda, Benny Jones, LaToya and many more and he's currently one of the executive producers in the compiled projects like luminous's ep and benny jone's upcoming album 

 

you can get him on instagram, Facebook and tweeter as represent beats 

or contact him on or 0733899669

Hip Hop Festival BYO

Transfer pricing and thin capitalisation rules

Zambia does have transfer pricing and thin capitalisation rules. Several provisions in the Income Tax Act are designed to prevent various forms of tax avoidance. Transfer pricing provisions were introduced into the Act in 1999. These permit the Commissioner-General to compute income from transactions between associates to reflect arm’s length conditions and to assess the taxpayer involved to tax accordingly.

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The transfer pricing rules were tightened in 2001, with the introduction of special provisions governing the issue of a security by a company to an associated company not belonging to the same Zambian grouping, where the determination of the arm’s length considerations is to be made with reference to certain criteria, including: (i) the appropriate level or extent of the issuing company’s overall indebtedness, (ii) whether the issuing company and a particular person would have become parties to a transaction involving the issue of the security or the making of a loan, or a loan of a particular amount, to the associate company, and (iii) the rate of interest and other terms that may apply to such a transaction.

The transfer pricing rules were tightened in 2001, with the introduction of special provisions governing the issue of a security by a company to an associated company not belonging to the same Zambian grouping, where the determination of the arm’s length considerations is to be made with reference to certain criteria, including: (i) the appropriate level or extent of the issuing company’s overall indebtedness, (ii) whether the issuing company and a particular person would have become parties to a transaction involving the issue of the security or the making of a loan, or a loan of a particular amount, to the associate company, and (iii) the rate of interest and other terms that may apply to such a transaction.

The transfer pricing rules were tightened in 2001, with the introduction of special provisions governing the issue of a security by a company to an associated company not belonging to the same Zambian grouping, where the determination of the arm’s length considerations is to be made with reference to certain criteria, including: (i) the appropriate level or extent of the issuing company’s overall indebtedness, (ii) whether the issuing company and a particular person would have become parties to a transaction involving the issue of the security or the making of a loan, or a loan of a particular amount, to the associate company, and (iii) the rate of interest and other terms that may apply to such a transaction.

The transfer pricing rules were tightened in 2001, with the introduction of special provisions governing the issue of a security by a company to an associated company not belonging to the same Zambian grouping, where the determination of the arm’s length considerations is to be made with reference to certain criteria, including: (i) the appropriate level or extent of the issuing company’s overall indebtedness, (ii) whether the issuing company and a particular person would have become parties to a transaction involving the issue of the security or the making of a loan, or a loan of a particular amount, to the associate company, and (iii) the rate of interest and other terms that may apply to such a transaction.

Harare Rappers 2014

Transaction taxes

Taxable supplies are subject to VAT at one of two rates:

Standard rate: i.e. 16% that applies on most supplies of goods and services

Zero rate: i.e. applies on exports of standard-rated goods and some specified goods and services.

Exempt supplies − these are items specifically excluded from liability to VAT such that even when a taxable supplier supplies them, no VAT is charged.

Transfer duty

Fees are levied on increase of share capital at 2.5%, effective January 1994.

A property transfer tax is levied at a rate of 5% on the higher of the open market value and nominal value of the property transferred. Property is defined as any land in Zambia, including buildings and improvements thereon, and any share issued by a company incorporated in Zambia.Transaction taxes

Taxable supplies are subject to VAT at one of two rates:

Standard rate: i.e. 16% that applies on most supplies of goods and services

Zero rate: i.e. applies on exports of standard-rated goods and some specified goods and services.

Exempt supplies − these are items specifically excluded from liability to VAT such that even when a taxable supplier supplies them, no VAT is charged.

Transfer duty

Fees are levied on increase of share capital at 2.5%, effective January 1994.

A property transfer tax is levied at a rate of 5% on the higher of the open market value and nominal value of the property transferred. Property is defined as any land in Zambia, including buildings and improvements thereon, and any share issued by a company incorporated in Zambia.

Rap City 2014

At a recent business lunch the financial director of Internet For All (“IFA”), Mr Andersen, was privy to a conversation relating to the CEO and founder, Mr Galler, of the up and coming entity, BFFme. The recent illness of Mr Galler has resulted in him re-evaluating his priorities and he is considering stepping down as CEO and selling his business in pursuit of a greater work/ life balance. Mr Galler has owned 100 percent of the shares in BFFme since its incorporation five years ago and the business is still in a developing and growing phase. Mr Andersen was quite curious about this topic and decided to research it a little more. His research revealed the following: