As a late addition to A Peace Of Ebony, a pioneering afro hip-hop group from Zimbabwe, Laygwan contributed to their sophomore effort of 1994 "Vadzimu-Putumayo", upon which the group toured most of Southern Africa and Madagascar before internal differences, led to the group members going their seperate ways.
Also known as "The Article Don" or "The Leopard Hunter" Laygwan rose to prominence in Southern Africa, with the single "I'd rather be a Gangster", off the soundtrack "Everyone's Child", an independent Zimbabwean film from 1996, which was directed by Tsitsi Dangarembga. The soundtrack also featured such local luminaries as Chiwoniso Maraire and Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited.
Moving to Johannesburg, South Africa in 1996, with the likes of Metaphysics and Tony Chihota. The three immersed themselves in the South African music scene, before heading back to Harare, giving countless performances alongside the likes of Kataklizim, Black Foot Trybe, and several others.
In 1999 Laygwan Sharkie relocated once more, this time around to Bielefeld, Germany. From where he has been involved in numerous other projects, including True Khoisan, Migrant Souls, Flop Dem Crew, and his latest group AbrahamRollaz. Having recorded with the likes of Hugh Masekela, Brothers Of Peace, Patrice, Tyron Ricketts, Metaphysics, Snazz D, Clueso, DJ Chestnut, Flaps, Bukue One, Louie Vega, Raw Artistic Soul, Levthand, and many more.
Laygwan Sharkie Discography
|Snoek* vs. Chestnut*||Summatime (as Laygwansharkie) Snoek* vs. Chestnut* - Snoek vs. Chestnut (Album)||Overstolz Tonträger||Germany||2001||Sell This Version|
|170-C||Various||I'd Rather Be A Gangster (as Laygwan Sharkey) Various - Everyone's Child (CD, Comp)||Dandemutande||170-C||Zimbabwe||1996||Sell This Version|
|JKP 68||Various||Slave Me To The River Various - Pro Asyl On The Run (CD, Comp)||Jochens Kleine Plattenfirma (JKP)||JKP 68||Germany||2005||Sell This Version|
|AD010||Various||News Various - Jamaica Shines Everywhere Vol. 2 (CD, Comp)||Vibrations Magazine||AD010||Europe||2009||Sell This Version|
|Julius Papp||Kana Julius Papp - Montreal Departure (Comp)||Transport Recordings||US||2005||Sell This Version|
|GOCD 003||Various||Kana (Main Mix) Various - Go!! (CD, Comp, Mixed)||Gogo Music||GOCD 003||Germany||2006||Sell This Version|