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Boyzn Bucks Release First Single, 'Mswenkofontein,' Ft. Okmalumkoolkat, Stilo Magolide & U_Sanele (Produced By Sibot)

Download Johannesburg collective Boyzn Bucks' first single, "Mswenkofontein," featuring Okmalumkoolkat, Stilo Magolide, U_Sanele, and Sibot.


Johannesburg street culture connoisseurs and childhood friends Boyzn Bucks have collectively been behind a slew of our favorite releases this year in South Africa. Okmalumkoolkat made his solo EP debut in August with Holy Oxygen I. Riky Rick added three massive tracks to his name (the “Amantombazane Remix,” “Nafukwa,” and “Boss Zonke“). Streetwear guru Stilo Magolide dropped his biggest song to date with the feel good summertime anthem “All On Me."

On Thursday Boyzn Bucks released their first single as a group. The song, a nod to s'manje-manje street style, features verses from Boyzn Bucks members Okmalumkoolkat, Stilo Magolide and U_Sanele, with production from seasoned Cape Town Gravy beatsmith Sibot. The track shattered 100k downloads in its first weekend. Okmalumkoolkat explains its significance via facebook:

"Mswenkofontein signals the birth of a new era. We call it smanje-manje rap. We will speak our minds. We have dropped a couple of verses on features that shook the whole music scene. We are concerned about the art scene in general in South Africa and throughout the world. It seems the world is too young if I am still introducing categories like Zulu Science Fiction rap ( there are no films, plays or books in this category yet ) that was Holy Oxygen.

I introduced Primustof, Digital Maskandi and New Age Kwaito when I dropped the Dirty Paraffin Greatest Hits mixtape four years ago. The whole industry is only catching up now and some are claiming this as theirs.

This is the reason we are getting so aggressive. Especially when the whole music craft is getting used as a means to get rich quick by fooling people with empty emotional pop garbage sold as music with feeling. Knowing damn well that people have been starved so they grab on to the trendiest of these. Its a joke. We will change all of that. One track at a time. One show at a time.

Watch your fave 'artists' rap in Zulu because it sells right now, even though their Zulu is not on par. Watch as they copy everything we do, from Sebenza times to watching everything we do/ wear via instagram and emulate. Watch how they will try and block us in which ever way possible but still grin when they see us. Watch."

>>>Download Boyzn Bucks' "Mswenkofontein," Ft. Okmalumkoolkat, Stilo Magolide & U_Sanel (Produced by Sibot)

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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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