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Watch Beast and Sjava’s Music Video for ‘Hello’

Beast and Sjava share visuals to their hit 'Hello.'

Beast's latest single "Hello" is doing well, getting airplay on most South African major radio stations. This is obviously thanks to the radio-friendly nature of the song, especially the hook from Sjava and its Afro pop feel.


"Hello" is optimistic, with the rapper encouraging his listeners by telling them, no matter how difficult life currently is, things eventually get better. With lines like, "Gcwala ngami, kuzolunga, kuzolunga kuyobe ngathi ak'kaze k'shube/ Uk' uzwe ngesinamuva, kungena lona l'vele l'bhubhe." The last line, of course is a subtle nod to Sjava and his debut album Isina Muva (2016).

The recently released music video for the song was shot on a basketball court. The visual follow the song's story arch—using basketball as an entry point. The general theme is that perseverance conquers.

Beast is one of Durban's most respected lyricists, having paid his dues in the city's scene in the last several years. He's been recently getting a bit of mainstream recognition since joining the house label Afrotainment, which is headed by DJ Tira. After appearing on a few gqom songs, it seems he has found a sound that can work for him with "Hello."

Watch the music video below and stream the song underneath.

Beast Feat Sjava- Hello (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com


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Photo: Courtesy of Emerald East

Check Out RIMON's Beautifully Intoxicating Live Performance

The excitement around the songstress and her ever evolving sound, look and feel is very real in "Never Learned how To Cope + Feed Me."

Eritrea-born singer-songwriter RIMON has just released a live performance of her tracks "Never Learned How to Cope" and "Feed Me." The Amsterdam raised and London based songstress delivered a psychedelically beautiful performance live on her YouTube page in such a way that we questioned our sobriety.

The session, originally performed for Eurosonic, acts as a rebirth for the artist as her musical and visual journey continues to evolve before our eyes—while teasing new unreleased music to look forward to. It seems as though those around the singer agree, as she was then honored with a Music Moves Europe award.

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