Courtney Antipas is a Zimbabwean artist who developed a love for music at a very young age. As a kid he used to sit in front of the television and emulate his favorite artists, often stacking books together and beating on them as if he was playing the drums to their music. In his teens an older cousin introduced him to hip hop music which gripped him so much and lead to him writing his own lyrics in a bid to be like his heroes. Being young and wanting to be accepted by his peers, his lyrics had less to do with who he really was at the core. Basically, whilst trying to keep it "real" among his peers, he almost lost himself and it took the death of a close family member in 2011 for him to realize this. He decided to step away from the music for a while but little did he know that a whole new world was opening up to him. A buzz started in Southern Africa after he released "Shift" in 2012, and from then on he has been travelling around Africa performing with a deep desire to affect his generation in a positive way.
Firstly I view my music as a resource to share my Faith. Bearing this in mind, my main reason for giving my music away for free is simply because God freely gave to us in Jesus Christ and my belief is that my talent and resources are gifts given from God. As a result I don't want to hinder people from being able to benefit from the music I create by putting a price tag on it. Instead, I'd rather rely on the generosity of the listener to help me continue keep the music I do free to all. Also I'd like to be able to give away more physical copies as most in my context are not as widely connected to the internet as in other countries, so this will serve as to increase the amount of music on the streets and put a message of hope in the hands of those who may need it.