Audio

Cassper Nyovest Goes Acoustic In 'Hey There'

Download Mafikeng rapper Cassper Nyovest's latest #FamilyTreeFridays single "Hey There," an acoustic tune co-produced alongside Ganja Beats.


South African heavyweight Cassper Nyovest comes through with another installment of his #FamilyTreeFridays loosy singles with "Hey There." The track, a departure from the Mafikeng rapper's previous releases, sees Nyovest addressing social issues over acoustic guitar chords, thick bass and piano melodies. The single showcases Nyovest's narrative flow and tells the story of two Johannesburg characters the rapper's "seen around the big city." For more from Nyovest's camp, check out his recent feature on DJ Speedsta's "Special Somebody" alongside Boyznbucks‘s Riky Rick and Anatii, as well as previous #FamilyTreeFridays joint "Ghetto" featuring DJ Drama. Also, revisit our Okayafrica TV episode with Cassper Nyovest and Talib Kweli in Johannesburg. Stream and download "Hey There," produced by Nyovest and Ganga Beatz, below.

>>>Download: Cassper Nyovest "Hey There"

Interview

This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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