News Brief

Watch Flame and Ecco’s Music Video for ‘Home Run’

Flame just released a new video from his latest album.

Flame and Ecco's new video for their collaborative song "Home Run" shows just how deep their friendship runs. After Flame dies in a drive-by shooting and is seen ascending to the clouds, Ecco takes care of his friend's family.


The video is directed by Morale Phala, popularly known as Clout Cassette. He has shot numerous visuals for Flame and his affiliates.

"Home Run" is a song from Flame's debut album CandyMan, which was released in July. The project spans 19 songs and runs for 76 minutes. But you will wish it was longer.

CandyMan is one of the best South African hip-hop albums of the year, and an addition to an already impressive discography which includes the rapper, singer and producer's 2017 debut EP Clouds and its incremental Clouds (Special Edition), a collaborative EP with Zoocci Coke Dope titled DND (2018), an EP titled Germander, which was released earlier this year before CandyMan.

The album features artists who are in Flame's immediate circles such as Zoocci Coke Dope, Ecco, Ayanda Jiya, The Big Hash and more.

Flame has built a strong reputation among South Africa's new wave of hip-hop artists, and CandyMan further solidifies his position.

Watch the music video for "Home Run" below and stream CandyMan underneath:

Flame - HOME RUN (feat. ECCO) [Official Music Video] www.youtube.com


Audio
(Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

How You Can Help Nigeria’s #EndSARS Protests

We round up some ways you can support the movement and its cause, no matter where you are in the world.