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Junior De Rocka accused of stealing

Well-known South African DJ, Junior De Rocka, real name Junior Mzizi has been called out by a producer for stealing a song.

On Friday, Junior and Gqom group Elevatorz released a song titled Abantu Abadala, where he features Ngizwe Mchunu.

New artist Mabzar, real name Samkelo Gasa, said De Rocka stole his song without crediting him or seeking consent.

It has come to my attention that the song titled Abantu Abadala where I featured Ngizwe Mchunu has been compromised. The main artist and primary producer, owner of the song Abantu Abadala is Mabzar. I was not aware about the changes that have been made in my song. It was such a disappointment that now I am featured in my own song that I was supposed to released under my record label Blackholic Entertainment Cupcush Records,” he said.

Junior De Rocka

Mazar said he was shocked after hearing news about the song, as he never worked on the song with Junior, hence he doesn’t know how the DJ managed to get hold of his song.

I was not notified about the changes including the appearance of the artwork,” he added.

I made the song on 4th March 2024 at 12:57. I have all the proof and the witnesses to prove my case. The Elevators asked me to join them on the track and I agreed because we have mutual understanding and the fact that I have worked with them on other projects. They double-crossed me.”

I had hoped that their style was going to fuse nicely with mine. We agreed with Elevatorz that I will distribute and drop the song as the main artist when the time is right. Unfortunately, I was underestimated to this point. As you all can see, I am not credited the way I should.”

Junior De Rocka

Mabzar says he is familiar with the Gqom group Elevatorz but they broke his trust.

I had hoped that their style was going to fuse nicely with mine. We agreed with Elevatorz that I will distribute and drop the song as the main artist when the time is right. Unfortunately, I was underestimated to this point. As you all can see, I am not credited the way I should.”

The artist said he pleaded with them not to release the song but all to no avail.

I guess my voice was not loud enough to be recognised, and I was not given credit the way I should have, I am considering taking legal actions,” he said.

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