Features and press on Zaire Huruku following his music journey 


June 15, 2017

Minnesota Monthly: St. Paul Hip-Hop Artist Tackles Fear of Making Music with New Album

African-born Zaire Huruku released album “Born to Do It,” detailing life in his home country and the struggles of making it in the music industry

May 28, 2017

Reallly Late PodcastAfro Elegant w/ Zaire Huruku

Zaire Huruku explores his music and journey as an artist in this podcast with Mo:Sunn Music, the engineer with whom he collaborated on his debut album, Born to Do It

Apr 21, 2017

Rochester Magazine: 10 (or so) questions with . . . Zaire HurukU

Zaire Huruku discusses his experiences as a refugee and his musical plans in this Rochester interview.

Feb 2, 2017

KFAI Minneculture: After Living Through 'Hell,' Dropping Happy Beats

As a refugee from "Africa's World War," Zaire Huruku arrived in Minnesota unable to speak English. Years later, he's more than fluent. These days, Zaire is laying down sweet groves as an aspiring Afro-Beat singer. KFAI's Britta Greene reports. 

Jan 11, 2017

507 Magazine: Zaire Huruku: The 507 Interview

When John Sievers put out the call to area musicians for a photo op, the turnout was great. One new face showed up that we wondered about, though - Zaire Huruku, a Minneapolis-dwelling rapper and singer with plans to take over the state’s music scene, starting with Rochester. We chopped it up with Huruku over e-mail and came away with some wisdom. 

Jun 2, 2016


Zaire Huruku offers insights into his story, ambitions, and the message of his music in his first interview since he began pursuing music.