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This week Harry Kane netted 7 times in just 2 games to secure England’s place in the Qatar 2022 World Cup. But what’s the key to his success for the Three Lions?

 

It’s common knowledge that Kane is a hard-working professional, which is supported by the fact he captains both England and Tottenham sides. There is no doubt he works hard in training, works closely with managers and backroom staff to ensure his tactical input is optimised and no doubt has his nutrition down to a tee. But there’s one more thing that football fans are noticing during his ames that might help to give him the edge over his competition.

 

During England’s match against Andora this week where Kane scored another hat trick for England, he was wearing socks that did not match all of his other team mates. They were white and seem to be different from the rest of the blue strip.

 

 

The socks Harry was wearing were football grip socks. A relatively new piece of kit that helps optimise a players performance easily, simply by wearing them during matches and training. The socks are thicker than the traditional football kit socks to provide padding against football boots. But most importantly, they have several rubber grips along the sole of the socks which provide players with additional support when playing.

 

Traditional football socks can become quite slippy within football boots and when you’re playing at the highest level, small excessive inconveniences like that can cause dips in performance.

 

According to a spokesperson from Grippy Sports (a supplier of the socks), the socks reduce risk of injury due to the grip reducing micro movements within a player’s boots, as well and helping the athletes twist and turn faster, jump higher and accelerate quicker.

 

They have been worn by increasing amounts of players not only in the sport’s top flight leagues, but all the way down to a grassroots level with players of all abilities noticing the difference the socks make.

 

Football grip socks are worn as normal socks, and then the football kit’s socks must be cut to just above the ankle. The socks are then secured in place and connected by football sock tape.

 

Elite-level football is all about small margins, and if wearing football grip socks gives Kane a 1% boost to help England succeed at major tournaments, then we’re all in favour… Let’s get some for Gareth… every little helps!!

One of the largest changes for The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018 has to do with the changes to the child tax credit.  Child tax credits are available for low- and moderate-income families to help offset the costs of children, and for qualifying filers, this can mean significant cost savings when filing your taxes.

We now have a new federal tax plan and one of the biggest benefits to the Trump Tax changes is that the child tax credit has been changed from a non-refundable credit to giving you up to $1400 refundable credit. The child tax credit changesare significant because this is a new opportunity for many Americans to potentially put some hard-earned money back in their pockets. 

There have been changes to both the qualifications and credit amounts for filers, and the intent of this article is to help summarize those changes that are applicable.

When do the new child tax credit changes take effect?

 

The new child tax credit changes take effect immediately for your 2018 filed returns.  As long as the child was not older than 17 by the end of the filing year, they will qualify as part of the credit.  With the new child tax changes, you can take advantage of the broader eligibility requirements, and the credit amount per child has now doubled!

The child tax changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018 are scheduled to remain in effect until 2025.

How much is the child tax credit?The child tax credit has increased from $1000 to $2000 per child (maximum of 3) in 2018 for filers.  This is a significant increase.  In addition, the qualifications for the child tax credit have broadened, meaning more families can now qualify that previously could not.   There is also a $300 credit for non-child dependents available to help offset the burden of dependents older than the maximum age of 17 for the child tax credit. How much do you get back?

 

Since you are utilizing a tax credit, you essentially are reducing your tax bill directly for each child.  Comparing this to a deduction where you are lowering your taxable income only, a credit is a much more advantageous position for filers. 

In addition, since the 2018 tax laws changed the child tax credit to be refundable, this means you can get some refund money back depending on your situation.  The total amount you can get back from the child tax credit depends on your specific tax situation, and the amount you get back is capped at 15% your income.

Eligibility requirements for the child tax credit

 

There are complicated rules associated with eligibility for the child tax credit, but luckily the IRS publishes a ton of information online to help you determine if you qualify.  Some of the basic requirements are that you must be the child’s legal guardian, they must be under the age of 17 during the tax year filed and a legal resident of the United States, and you must be providing them financial assistance and claiming them as a dependent.

There also cannot be multiple claims for the child tax credit on a single individual or child. You may also be able to get the child tax credit with no income.

Claiming a child on taxes that is not yours

 

You can claim the child tax credit for individuals that are not your direct born children, but you must be related in some fashion.  If you are the child’s legal guardian, such as an Aunt, Uncle, Adopting Parent, Foster Child, Step Child, or sibling.  So long as you are providing financial support for the child and they are a dependent, you are likely eligible to claim the child tax credit.


 

Form 1040 is the basic tax form everyone who pays taxes must fill out when filing Federal income taxes. Today, there’s just a single version of Form 1040.

Depending on your tax situation, you may need to attach other forms and schedules to your 1040.

Why Do I Need to File Form 1040?

Are you wondering how early you can file your taxes? In early December you’ll be able to start filing your taxes for the year on Form 1040. All tax filers will use the same form. The previous forms, such as 1040EZ and 1040A are no longer valid. These changes were brought in as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), enacted by President Donald Trump in 2017.

Nonresident aliens may use Form 1040NR, however.

How to Fill Out Form 1040?

Form 1040 is made up of two pages. You’ll supply your personal details on page one. These will include your name, your filing status, and your Social Security Number (SSN). You’ll need to add the same information for your spouse if married and filing jointly.

Anyone claiming dependents must also add the personal information of these dependents. Since the TCJA, all dependents must have their own SSNs. If claiming the child tax credit or another credit for dependents, you’ll need to tick a box next to the space for your dependents’ information.

There’s also a box you need to tick that tells the IRS whether you have health insurance, as well as any healthcare exemptions for the tax year.

You’ll also need to list your occupation and sign the first page.

Listing Your Income

Now we move onto the second page. Lines one to seven are where you’ll tell the IRS about your income for the tax year. You should already have your W-2 form if you were a salaried employee. The information supplied via your W-2 form will be included on Form 1040.

You should also include any other sources of income, such as any interest income, annuities, dividends, and Social Security benefits. You can find a full list of the different sources of income you should include via the guidance on the IRS website.

Using the different sources of income, you have, you’ll then calculate them and add the total figure for your adjusted gross income. This should be included on line seven.

How to Calculate Your Adjusted Gross Income

So how do you adjust your income?

These are known in tax filing as types of above-the-line deductions. They get this name because these deductions are removed from your total income. The adjusted gross income figure is how the Federal government determines how much tax you pay. Tax is based on this figure only.

To take these deductions, you’ll need to include different forms together with Form 1040. The previous version of Form 1040 included 15 lines that allowed you to make these deductions. These lines are now spread through Schedules 1 to 6. So, you only need to include these schedules if you’re claiming specific deductions.

For example, Schedule 4 and Form SE is only used if you’re claiming deductions on the self-employment tax.

Take note that deductions available in previous years have now been removed. For example, you can no longer claim deductions for college tuition and moving fees.

Considering Taxes and Credits

Now that you’ve worked out your adjusted gross income, it’s time to work out the different tax credits you’re able to claim.

Either you’ll claim the standard deduction on line eight or you’ll itemize your deductions. For qualified business income deductions, you’ll need to use line 9. On lines 10 to 15, you can enter the different amounts for tax credits.

For example, line 12a will be where you enter the amount for the child tax credit. Any withheld Federal income taxes can be entered on line 14.

Tax Refunds

The following section will consider your tax refund if you’re eligible for one.

For this section, look at line 18 and line 15. If the amount on line 18 is larger than the amount on line 15, this means you’re able to claim a refund.

Just take away the amount from line 15 from that on line 18 and enter the amount on line 19. That’s how much the Federal government owes you.

Through the rest of the refund section, if you’re eligible for one, you’ll need to enter your bank details. You may also attach Form 8888 if you wish to get your refund in the form of savings bonds. It’s also possible to claim your refund as a paper check.

How Much Do I Owe to the Federal Government?

If you’re not eligible for a refund and you owe money to the Federal government, you’ll need to pay the IRS. This is what appears at the end of the second page of Form 1040. It’s called Amount You Owe. The amount you need to pay should be entered on line 22.

If you owe any penalties, include these on line 23. Form 1040 includes instructions for underpayment penalties.

How to File Form 1040

This is the most basic form used for filing your income taxes via the IRS. It doesn’t matter what situation you’re in because Form 1040 is the base form, so every taxpayer must submit one to the IRS at the start of 2022.

There are clear instructions on how to fill out Form 1040. The IRS includes lots of guidance on the different sections.

However, what happens if you have a more complex tax situation?

In this situation, you may need to consult a professional tax preparer to help you out. They’ll be able to go through the various parts of your income. This is especially the case if you have multiple sources of income.

Finally, if you want to make filing your 1040 easy, you should consider using some online tax preparation software. You’ll be able to follow some step-by-step instructions and the software will plug all the numbers into the right places.

Many of these software options also allow you to submit your tax return through them, thus taking out all the stress and when you file your taxes in 2022.

Pruning bonsai is an important part of maintaining your tree. It helps to keep the shape, size and health in check for both you and your tree.

There are many ways to prune a bonsai but we will focus on the easiest way that gives you good results with little effort. Pruning should be done as often as necessary so it becomes second nature!

If you find yourself struggling with overgrown trees or want some advice on how frequently to prune a bonsai, we answer your questions here.

Bonsais require regular maintenance including pruning which can help keep them healthy and beautiful.

Let’s go through:

  • how to prune a bonsai tree
  • what tools are needed to do this properly bonsai pruning shears vs bonsai pruning kits),
  • how much time it usually takes
  • discussions on pruning specific types of bonsai trees
 How to prune a bonsai tree?

Pruning is a must-do routine maintenance procedure of keeping your bonsai in tiptop shape.

It can be an enjoyable and relaxing activity, so don’t think you have to rush it or worry that it will be hard work!

1.) The primary purpose of pruning is to remove dead leaves which can affect the growth of new ones.

2.) The secondary purpose is to cut away part of the tree or branch that may be growing too large for its allotted space. It can also be used to create new growth in a bonsai if you know what you’re doing!

While I am sure there are many methods out there, this post will focus on the easiest way to do it and in my opinion get the best results.

Many people have been taught to use pruning scissors but I don’t think this is the right way!

They can be fiddly and it can be hard to cut precisely, which can lead to an unbalanced tree in a few years because you didn’t allow enough room for new growth.

For me, using a small sharp knife is the best way to prune a bonsai. This lets you cut more precisely and quickly, leaving less room for error.

How often do you need to prune?

For the majority of species, from spring to autumn would be ideal but seasonal variations in temperature will tell you when it’s time!

It’s important not to prune your bonsai too much or they will lose their shape. You should be able to see that the tree is growing well without having to prune every month!

Do different types of bonsai trees require different pruning?

The majority of conifers will have a similar pruning routine. There are some exceptions. Japanese White Pine tends to lean if it grows too large. Extra care may be required while pruning to correct this.

Sometimes though, a tree begins to grow unevenly so you need to remove more wood from the top or bottom. This is a common issue with Cherry and Juniper.

How to cut a branch?

Cut the trunk or branch at a sharp angle of around 45 degrees , ensuring you leave enough wood to be able to seal it later on.

Avoid cutting too close to the main trunk or it will likely die off completely, ruining your tree!

I tend not to cut off more than one layer of branches. If it is too long then cut a section from the bottom and leave the rest.

How much time does pruning a bonsai take?.

A complete bonsai pruning

Pruning can be done in a few minutes but it’s an important part of your maintenance schedule so this time will add up!

I would recommend spending around 15 to 20 minutes each month on this routine task.

A bit like washing the car;  it shouldn’t take long and you’ll feel better afterward.

A complete bonsai pruning for a small tree might take around 15 minutes. Taking off all the old leaves on a large tree can be done in less than 10 minutes!

But what if you don’t have that much time?

Try limiting yourself to removing just the biggest and oldest leaves. Make sure they are dry too, because wet ones may fall apart when you try to remove them.

How to remove the old leaves from a bonsai tree?

Chop away at the base of the leaf with your knife until it falls completely off.   Never pull or tug as this can damage the branch!

Make sure that you don’t accidentally cut into any branches while doing this, although sometimes an extra hand is useful if it’s a big leaf.

What to do with the clippings?

Once you are done, pick up all the bits and pieces left over and put them in a plastic bag for future use!

These can be used as starter fertiliser or even thrown into your compost bin. Anything that is still usable will be broken down by bacteria. You can even throw them on your soil to speed this process up!

If it’s too late in the year and you are struggling for time, just bag them up and leave them in the compost bin until next season.    They will be a welcome treat for your plants when you use them then!

How much should I prune?

In general, you should only be pruning around 5% of your tree every time.

This will allow for plenty of new growth and keep it healthy at the same time!

So if your tree is two years old then this means that after four years of pruning, everything above ground will have been removed.

However, pruning heavily depends on the species. For example, a fast growing tree like Japanese Black Pine would benefit from having 70% of its branches pruned away. Slow growers like Cryptomeria require very little pruning.

What if you cut your tree leaving a wound?How to seal wounds?  

After cutting your branch at an angle (around 45 degrees) be sure to seal it! This is one of the most important steps of the pruning process.

If you do not seal your cuts they will likely suffer from infection and decay which could kill off the branch or even the entire tree!

There are many different materials used for sealing including:

Liquid Wax – Best used for small cuts, it is very viscous so tends to ooze out. Dip a cotton bud or brush into your can of wax and rub it over the cut.

Pine Tar – This is commonly used for hard wood pruning (e.g many kinds of conifer) and will seal off your cuts very well.

Tree Gum – If you cannot get any Pine Tar, then tree gum is the next best choice.

I personally use a mixture of Pine Tar and tree gum because they work perfectly together, but this is more expensive than just using straight pine tar.

Also make sure you get the kind that contains turpentine as it will kill off any fungus on your cuts!

Tree Gum should be used for soft wood pruning (e.g bonsai with deciduous leaves) as it is less viscous and more malleable.

I would recommend using a combination of these gums, dabbing them on one by one to make sure that none of your cuts are left without protection!

Pruning bonsai root

This is one of the least understood aspects of bonsai. But it really should be first nature for every experienced grower to know how to prune their trees roots!

And if you don’t then I certainly think it’s worth learning about now, especially as many species like Japanese Maples tend to grow new roots from the base of the old ones.

What do I do with old roots?

Firstly, make sure that they are not healthy or alive!

If they have any green on them then you should leave them alone and prune from a higher point down.

Healthy trees will usually still be producing root growth so this may be your chance to produce a more interesting nebari (surface roots).

How do I know where to cut?  

The easiest way is simply to count the number of visible rings on the root. The ones closest to the trunk will need pruning as these are older and compete with new growth.

This means that they can sometimes pull water away from them or even prevent them from growing through the soil.

If you have Japanese Maple, then this method won’t work. They seem to produce new roots anywhere along their length – such is the way with Maples!

But if you have deciduous bonsai like a Chinese Elm or Beech then it’s still worth using this technique. It will give you a chance to create a wonderful jin (branch stub) on the trunk.

Usually, this happens naturally as your tree gets bigger – but don’t leave it too late!

Be sure to prune your roots when they’re around 3-4 years old and natural jins should already be forming all over the trunk in a youthful bonsai.

However, if you have a tree that does not yet have jins (or even many roots!) then they will just need pruning from the bottom up to create them!

Prune until you see green, but be careful not to cut too close to the trunk as this can lead to problems with decay and bacteria.

If you’re not sure what to do then just remember that in most cases your tree roots will need pruning.

This is done at or below the point where they emerge from the pot (if they don’t, then this is a sign of over-pottedting and too much soil).

Dead roots on your bonsai tree

Yes it happens – and yes it can kill your tree! But it isn’t always the case and certainly not in young bonsai.

The best way to tell whether roots are dead or alive is by cutting into the base of them. If they look brown, crumbly and rotten then you can be sure that they’re dead.

However, if your roots are still white (and in most cases they should be) then you will need to prune them carefully from below. Roots should be routinely pruned every year, just like branches!

As a rule of thumb try not to leave more than four or five visible rings on your roots.

If you’re not sure where to prune them then just remember that if you can’t see any green at the base of your tree roots, then they will need pruning from below.

It’s much easier than doing it from above and is the best way to avoid rotting or damaging new growth!

Pruning bonsai for beginners

Let’s take a look at bonsai pruning for beginners.

I know it sounds quite daunting but believe me – once you’ve pruned your first tree then it will all become clear and even exciting!

You may find that as you progress through the ranks of enthusiast, intermediate and finally expert bonsai gardener that you’ll need to master a whole new range of pruning styles for advanced bonsai.

I know that there’s nothing quite like the first time you cut your trees roots or branches. And not just because it is one of the most important parts of caring for your tree – but because there’s something quite thrilling about seeing it take shape and grow to your own specifications.

And, the best part of pruning bonsai is that you’ll get to do it every year!

Pruning bonsai ficus

This is a tricky one as most bonsai growers want to avoid excessive pruning of ficus, but sometimes it’s just the best thing you can do.

Ficus are extremely sensitive to their environment and often need a lot of TLC – so don’t be afraid to prune them when they’re young!

I have seen some bonsai growers that specialise in ficus, and they all seem to have slightly different ways of pruning them. The best thing is to watch them work or even ask for advice!

Some thrive on a very severe pruning regime – one that would leave you quivering in your boots!

But surely no harm is done? I often see bonsai growers pruning back ficus branches to just a single or two live buds.  I’m not sure if they’ll die, but surely this can’t be good for them?

Pruning a ginkgo bonsai

Ginkgo bonsai are well known for their wonderful autumn colour, but they’re also equally tricky to care for.

They seem to be at their best once completely covered in leaves, so it’s often difficult to prune them if you’ve left it too long – because once the leaves start falling there’s nothing left!

However, if you’re still after a showy bonsai, then it’s worth letting your Ginko grow as big as possible – so that there’s lots of leaves on the branches.

So let them reach their full size and then prune back hard!

Leave just a few short branches with small buds on them, or even no more than a single bud.

This will create a new flush of leaves and let the Ginko keep growing. It’s important to remember that you’ll also need to protect your bonsai from insects, mites and other pests with chemical sprays and insecticides.

Ginkgo pruning is no walk in the park! It takes lots of practice to get the balance right and you’ll be left with lots of stubs! So bear in mind that your pruning may not always work out as planned – but you’ll learn along the way.

Pruning dawn redwood bonsai

Dawn redwood bonsai are more like a practice in patience than the perfect bonsai. They have lovely leaves and need to be pruned carefully  to keep them looking good as their trunks grow very slowly!

Instead of chopping back fully, it’s often better to just trim across the tips of new growth to create a “cascade” effect.

This helps to keep your bonsai looking good for longer and it’s also an ideal way of encouraging strong growth at the tip of branches instead of just letting them grow all over the place!

In short, try trimming across the tips so that they don’t bulk up too much. It will give you a neat and tidy bonsai that will grow very quickly in just one or two seasons.

Many people seem to leave them for much longer than they should before pruning dawn redwood bonsai, so remember this advice: try not to let your leaves get too big.

If you’ve left it a bit late then don’t be afraid to prune your bonsai down hard- sometimes it’s the things you learn from mistakes like these that are the most valuable.

Pruning Japanese maple bonsai

Japanese maples are a classic choice for bonsai but they naturally grow into beautiful shapely trees, so if you want to turn them into a bonsai then you’ll need to prune them back really hard.

You can’t just leave them alone for a few years and expect a perfect looking bonsai!

They’re sometimes difficult to grow indoors, but it’s important not to be afraid of extreme pruning. If you want your Japanese maple to look good and have that high quality  Bonsai look, then get snapping with your pruning shears.

Cut the suckers off in summer and chop back new growth when needed.

You’ll be left with tiny stubs that don’t always seem to grow back – but this is normal!

I have one Japanese maple bonsai that grows into a perfect tree shape each summer, but only after hard pruning.

I have to bravely cut my way through lots of new growth each year and it takes quite a long time to build up the bonsai – but it’s worth the work.

So if you’re ready for some serious pruning then go for Japanese maples every time!

Pruning pomegranate bonsai

Pomegranate bonsai are beautiful trees that bloom in the spring with big white flowers. They’re very decorative and look great in a living room, but they can be temperamental to grow indoors and need regular pruning if you want them to look good!

The trick is not to let them grow too much. Try trimming off leaves regularly and just let them grow at the tips of branches. This will encourage lots of new growth, but keep the overall shape looking good.

Pomegranates are quite challenging to grow indoors, but they’re also fun to prune! You can chop back almost all of their thick branches if you’re careful with your cuts – try to avoid damaging the trunk to keep your pruning going smoothly.

The branches can be awkward to sort out, but once you’ve got to grips with this bonsai then it’s worth all of the hard work! Some people even spray paint their pomegranate bonsai for added effect – I’d rather not risk that one though.

Bonsai pruning kit

Yes, you can buy a bonsai pruning kit!   Some of them do actually have more than one tool and look pretty good.

In fact the best ones feature a branch snipper (which is essential) plus some scissors, loppers and other miscellaneous tools that together with your hands will help you to tackle any job.

Now, if you are looking for the best product on the market then I recommend that you check out this one: Bonsai Pruning Kit

It is made by a very experienced bonsai grower and he has put all his experience into making sure that this product is right up there with the best of them.

If you have any doubts about it, then you may like to read some of the reviews for this product. I would say that these are in their hundreds!

What I have noticed is that most who review this product seem to give it top marks and they also say a lot about how effective it is and what good value for money it is.

Bonsai pruning shears  

Of course, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on a bonsai pruning kit just for some great tools.

If you feel that you only need a set of really good shears then surely these are fine?

It’s worth carrying them in your car or keeping them near the tree if it is difficult to carry tools around.

Bonsai pruning shears are for the most part really useful for cutting into new growth to remove leaves and small branches that you can’t get at with your hands alone.

Large thicker bonsai trees will also require trimming by using a bonsai pruning saw.

Best brand of bonsai pruning shears?

For the most part you will find that the best shears are made in Japan.

But as long as they’re sharp and strong enough then I don’t think that there’s anything wrong with them being made here or anywhere else in the world for that matter!

The truth is, all of the bonsai pruning tools need to be strong, sharp and rust free if you’re to get the best out of them. I don’t see any point in picking up cheap tools because they will just end up damaging your bonsai tree or even worse – injuring yourself!

That’s why I recommend that you spend a little bit more on good quality shears than settle for cheap ones (you may still have to spend around $30-$40 though).

If you’re looking for a really good brand then I can advise that Titan tools in Italy make some of the best pruning shears on the market. But there are others too such as Felco, Knipex and Fiskars which are also well respected. My advice is to get a worthy shear that you can rely on.

Don’t settle for the cheapest tools and don’t go overboard either – it’s a tough balance!

If you do end up buying just some high quality pruning shears (or perhaps something more) then they may last you your whole life time.

Just remember; if you don’t use the best tools for the job, then you will be doing your bonsai pruning kit no justice at all.

Conclusion

When pruning bonsai, it is important to keep in mind that the art of bonsai requires maintaining a balance between nature and culture.

Prune too much or too little and you will be left with an unbalanced tree which can lead to unhealthy growth patterns.

There are many types of trees that make great subjects for bonsai but different styles require slightly different techniques.

For example, when trimming roots on a cascading style plant like ficus microcarpa ‘pindo’, it’s best not to remove more than one-third of its root mass at any time because this type of tree needs support from the soil as well as plenty of water so don’t go crazy!

The guide above extensively  covers the art of pruning bonsai. We hope these tips helped

Before you go, read our care for bonsai post here. We give you more tips there.

Rayobeats as he is popularly known is known in the music industry circles as the career boosting producer who can give you thorough hits even if your career had been struggling. His on 29 October, 2021 release a debut alum dubbed “Heartfelt : An LP by Rayobeats” on an audio music streaming service he personally coded for months called Audiocus.

Since most fans don’t exactly check the credits on sleeves, I’ll forgive you if you are not aware that he has made some of your best songs from multiple big names from Gigi Lamayne, Takura, Nutty O, Asaph , Crooger , and the late Cal_Vin. Just to name a few. I assure you even people I left out have big talent.

I mean:

Trae Yung Ndikoko (2014)
Gigi Lamyne fr Khuli Chana Ice Cream Remix (2015)
Asaph Mambo (2018)
Takura Moms(2018)
Ishan December

This multiple hit making genius producer has launched his debut album on his own streaming service and I think since we are in the era where news is copied and pasted across sites, this is what you should be copying. A relief from the negativity.

“I just felt that it was time. It takes good relations to create such a project with talented dope artists”

Rayobeats – Founder of Audiocus / Multiple Hit Maker


What most people have been unaware of is that he is a qualified programmer and has done coding for corporations, releasing numerous apps and websites under his private company Intellicore iTech. The 28yr old INTJ says he enjoys both of these P’s ( Programming and Producing) so I guess Protector Plus aint the only flexible P.P stretching it’s limits in Zimbabwe.

“Audiocus is a work in progress and soon we will be calling artists to join us once we develop it more. We are also researching on how best can we compensate artists from the streams they get.”

Rayobeats – Founder of Audiocus / Mutiple Hit Maker


It was last year in October, exactly a year before this release, that he decided would launch his debut album with a streaming service. Hard work was put in, he would be up at night, writing code and fixing bugs. Often having to start from scratch or thinking of giving up, but what kept him going was the same energy has kept him going strong in the game. A virtuoso of sorts!

He was very secretive of who was on the line up but I knew that a man of his caliber would bring us something well produced. Especially because he has done it for many entire projects. Not only locally but at a continental scale, where he has often been subcontracted to engineer vocals. Having risen from the tutelage of McZee and Shayzar (Mix Masters) with a heavy Kanye West influence.

Of course he is a perfectionist.


The album is titled “Heart Felt : An LP By Rayo” and is exclusively on his own streaming service, Audiocus which will be available for other artists as time progresses.

The album is has 10 songs, DJ Khaled style. Where Rayobeats did the entire production and the featuring artists did their own verses and lyrics.

Heartfelt : An LP By Rayo Beats Track List

  1. Intro Spectacle (Hokage Talk) ft. T.ShoC

2. Another 24 ft. Coutney Antipas

3. Paumire ft. Kae Chaps

4. Bounce with me ft. DrealNova

5. Let Me ft. Lloyd Soul , Faa

6. My Story ft. Stiiv, Noku

7. Tozvitangidza ft. Gze, Crooger

8. Smile ft. Vuyo Brown

9. Time Flies ft. Synik, Asaph

10. Catch up ft. RopaCroZ (Bonus track)


How Rayobeats has revolutionized the game!

Rayobeats’ genius is not just a gift to Zim Hip-hop, to Zimbabwe alone or the continent at large. He is a bigger blessing than the regular person will ever get to fathom whilst he lives. Sometimes it seems like for every person who doesn’t dare to dream he dreams on their behalf.

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