Kwesta has finally dropped his new album g.o.d Guluva an homage to growing in the township. The album drops two days after the award-winning rapper teased music fans with a full tracklist and album cover. Kwesta has come back hard with this 15-track album on which he has enlisted the likes of Reason, KiD X, Yanga Chief, Zingah. K.O and more.
The album, true to form, is an amalgamation of rap, kwaito and amapiano. Tracks to look out for are "The Bottom" and "Ma Se Kind" featuring Reason and KiDX, a slow number with beats that are reminiscent of vintage kwaito songs. The EDM-inspired "Snakes in the Crib" is a further testament to the album's experimental spirit. Kwesta gives an honourable mention to kwaito legends such as Trompies and M'Du, among other heroes and dons of the genre that he grew up listening to and have influenced his artistry.
g.o.d Guluva album is Kwesta's first full album after a very long five years. His last wildly successful 2016 album DAKAR II was a two disc masterpieces. In 2017, he released the single "Spirit" featuring American rapper Wale which was later on controversially used in a 2020 BMW advert without crediting Kwesta. The two parties, after much backlash from Black Twitter for BMW's copyright infringement, reached an undisclosed agreement. He has also collaborated on a hit single "I Came I Saw" with Rick Ross which dropped with a video in December 2019. He released his two-track EP2 Skeif in the middle of 2020.
While fans were anticipating a DAKAR III album, Kwesta revealed in an interview with News24 that in g.o.d Guluva he wanted to try something new and experiment with a different musical approach since DAKAR II. The result does not disappoint; g.o.d Guluva is sure to chime out some hits over next coming months. Especially with the inclusion of the popular amapiano.
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