popular

Listen to Boity’s New Banger ‘Bakae’

Boity releases the second single of her new rap career.

Boity, the South African TV presenter and actress, who made the decision to become a rapper last year, has a new song. Titled "Bakae," the new single sees her drop further flexes lyrically over an eardrum-shattering trap beat.


"Looking at my whip, it's foreign/ Look at my nigga, he foreign/ Look at that beach, it's foreign," she raps. And later, she has words for her critics:

"Dropped one record, and you niggas turned to bitches/ Now they wanna have a conversation about the lyrics/ I don't ever listen 'cause I'm all about the business/ All about the bitches, I don't worry about the critics."

Pulling another tool out of her mysterious arsenal, she spits some SeTswana lines in "Bakae," as opposed to her previous single "Wuz Dat?"

"Bakae" is produced by the trio Ganja Beatz, and is a banger of note with serious potential. Listening to it, though, I can't help but hear Reason, who is credited as a composer in the song—from the cadences to the style of hooks and writing style.

In her first single, Boity sounded a tad like Nasty C, who wrote and featured in the song. It's great hearing Boity sounding comfortable in these songs, but she has a long way to go. She needs her own identity because, really, sounding like whoever assists her in her tracks, won't cut it.

At least not in a perfect world, and not in a hip-hop scene like South Africa's where a lot of artists get away with lifting songs, styles and identities wholesale.

One thing you can't take away from the song, though, is that it bangs.

Listen to "Bakae" below, and/or download it here:

Boity - Bakae (Audio) www.youtube.com



Read: 2018 Was the Year Women Won In (South African) Hip-Hop Won

News Brief

Cyclone Kenneth Has Made Landfall in Mozambique

High-speed winds, heavy rainfall and flooding have battered the northern parts of Mozambique.

Yesterday, Cyclone Kenneth finally made impact with land in the northern parts of Mozambique. Cyclone Kenneth is the first tropical cyclone to reach category 4 hurricane status in the last 60 years. The cyclone follows the devastating aftermath of Cyclone Idai a little over a month ago. Over 30 000 people were evacuated in the areas most likely to be hit and no deaths have been reported as yet.

Keep reading... Show less
News Brief

Angelica Nwandu Is Launching 3 New Original Series on The Shade Room

The premier Instagram-driven platform covering all things black celebrity gossip is venturing into original programming.

Angelica Nwandu is set to take the impact of her platform The Shade Room to another level with new original programming, Variety reports.

The Nigerian-American founder and media mogul of the premier Instagram-driven publication covering all things black culture and celebrity gossip will be launching three new original series on the platform later this year.

Keep reading... Show less
Video

Watch Russ & Davido's New Video For 'All I Want'

A hazy party jam.

Davido comes through with another international collaboration, this time linking up with US rapper Russ, who you probably know from singles like "Losin Control" and "What They Want."

While he's the featured artist on this new song, "All I Want," the Nigerian star in in the driver's seat here as he kicks off the song singing about the object of his desire and handles the hook.

Russ injects his own verse with mentions of joloff and suya before Davido returns to take control of the track again. Both artists' deliveries sit well over the hazy beats and keys crafted by producers Foreign Teck, OZ, and EY.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

news.

popular.