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The New Era Of Cape Town Hip-Hop Radio Mix

The hour-long radio mix & podcast highlights the group of artists changing the climate of Cape Town hip-hop.


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A couple of weeks ago, we did an extended feature on The New Era of Cape Town Hip-Hop which introduced some of the exciting new talent emerging from the the Mother City's rap scene. We now follow up with the hour-long The New Era of Cape Town Hip-Hop radio mix and podcast, hosted by the article's author Sabelo Mkhabela. The mix, presented in radio show format, showcases the work of several of the artists highlighted in the feature including Youngsta, E-Jay, FonZo, Miss Celaneous, Dope Saint Jude, Phresh Clique, BOOLZ and Blaq Slim, amongst others. The mix also includes brief interviews with the musicians, who talk about the city's burgeoning hip-hop movement and discuss their creative processes. Stream and download the entire mix, plus see its full tracklist, below. For more, make sure to check out our feature on the group of young artists changing the climate of Cape Town hip-hop.

Tracklist

Youngsta – Kroon remix

E-Jay – Party Till Ek’seni

FonZo – Never Leave

FonZo interview

BoolZ ft Blaq Slim, Chinga Time & Amilca – Aph’eKapa Part 2

BoolZ & Ngola Freestyle

Miss Celaneous – Check Me Out

Miss Celaneous Interview

Yung Ozi – Sund’bambekisa

Sipho The Gift – Feeling Myself

Dope Saint Jude – BGP

Dope Saint Jude Interview

Snarks Ou – Phezulu

Phoenix – They Don’t Know Your Name (Nae Nae)

Phresh Clique – Shine

Sandy on The Beat ft Phresh Clique & cApitol A –Made a Killing 2

Blaq Slim ft Amilca – Hayi Show Bowzey

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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