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Watch Dee Koala’s Music Video for ‘Ndintswempu’ Featuring Amilca Mezarati and SimulationRxps

Dee Koala shares the visuals for her single 'Ndintswempu.'

Dee Koala's new music video, directed by Motion Billy, showcases the cool peeps from the streets of Cape Town just being, you know, cool. Nothing you wouldn't expect considering the accompanying song is titled "Ndintswempu" ("I'm dope," "I'm fly" or any variations).


Dee Koala and her collaborators, fellow Cape Town-based rappers Amilca Mezarati and SimulationRxps make their cases for the claim with a verse each. It would have been impossible to not sound compelling over producer Lay Lay's bass-laden instrumental.

Dee Koala has been teasing a new EP to be released sometime this year. While there hasn't been any release date or any concrete updates, the release of the video points in the right direction. "Ndintswempu" was released last year, and is one of the rapper's most streamed songs on her SoundCloud page.

Dee Koala is one of the country's most promising rappers, with potential to become the face of Cape Town hip-hop's new wave. She's just a few power moves away.

Watch the music video for "Ndintswempu" below and revisit our interview with Dee Koala here.

Dee Koala - Ndintswempu ft. Amilca Mezarati & SimulationRxps (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com


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The 10 Best HHP Songs Ranked

On the second anniversary of HHP's passing, we rank 10 of the South African hip-hop legend's best songs.

Jabulani Tsambo, popularly known by his alias HHP, was a pivotal part of South African hip-hop. Renowned for trailblazing the motswako sub-genre in the early 2000s, the rapper sadly passed away on October 24th, 2018 after a long and much publicised bout with depression.

During his active years, which span two decades (from 1997 to 2018), he was instrumental in breaking barriers and bridging the gap between kwaito and hip-hop in SA, from the late 90s to early 2000s.

He became a household name in the 2000s as he spearheaded the motswako movement, propelling it to the mainstream and solidifying his legendary status in the process.

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