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Listen to Kid Tini, Styles P and Stogie T’s Rappity Rap Single ‘Get Money’

Kid Tini collaborates with OGs, Styles P and Stogie T, in his new single.

Kid Tini, one of South Africa's most talented young lyricists, ropes in veterans Styles P and Stogie T for a bar fest on his latest single "Get Money." Produced by Kreazo (who's produced for the likes of Emtee and Sjava), the song sees the three lyricists each sharing a solid verse exploring the concept of getting money.


Styles P mentions his mother is from Durban, and that he gets money like it's urgent. The New York hip-hop legend was recently in the country on a personal visit, that's highly likely when the collaboration happened.

Stogie T raps about a prolific waiter he met at Mugg and Bean, who he feels is a money maker in the making because of his work ethic.

For Kid Tini to go bar for bar with these veterans is great to behold, but it's not surprising. The rapper has been at the forefront of lyricism among the new wave, favoring bars over catchiness, and he's clearly carving a path for himself. On "Get Money," he maintains a uniform rhymes scheme throughout his verse, his flow sharp as ever (he's right when he calls himself "Lord of the cadence").

This is one of those songs you need to give yourself time and listen to over and over again to pick up all the Easter eggs, all three MCs tend to hide in their verses.

Kreazo gave the MCs a fitting beat; it's dark, grimy, with not much going on, leaving space to be filled by the three MCs' heavy bars.

"Get Money" could be a single to Kid Tini's long overdue upcoming album under Ambitiouz Entertainment. It's clearly going to be an interesting release, looking at the singles the rappers has released since joining the label.

Listen to "Get Money" below:


Update: The music video for the song just dropped, watch it below:

Kid Tini - Get Money Ft Styles P & Stogie T (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com

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A Year After #EndSARS, Nigerian Youth Maintain That Nothing Has Changed

Despite the disbandment of the SARS units, young Nigerians are still being treated as criminals. We talk to several of them about their experiences since the #EndSARS protests.

On September 12th, Tobe, a 22-year-old student at the University of Nigeria's Enugu Campus was on his way to Shoprite to hang out with his friends when the tricycle he had boarded was stopped by policemen. At first, Tobe thought they were about to check the driver's documents, but he was wrong. "An officer told me to come down, he started searching me like I was a criminal and told me to pull down my trousers, I was so scared that my mind was racing in different ways, I wasn't wearing anything flashy nor did I have an iPhone or dreads — things they would use to describe me as a yahoo boy," he says.

They couldn't find anything on him and when he tried to defend himself, claiming he had rights, one of the police officers slapped him. "I fell to the ground sobbing but they dragged me by the waist and took me to their van where they collected everything including my phone and the 8,000 Naira I was with."

Luckily for Tobe, they let him go free after 2 hours. "They set me free because they caught another pack of boys who were in a Venza car, but they didn't give me my money completely, they gave me 2,000 Naira for my transport," he says.

It's no news that thousands of Nigerian youth have witnessed incidents like Tobe's — many more worse than his. It's this helpless and seemingly unsolvable situation which prompted the #EndSARS protests. Sparked after a viral video of a man who was shot just because he was driving an SUV and was mistaken as a yahoo boy, the #EndSARS protests saw millions of young Nigerians across several states of the country come out of their homes and march against a system has killed unfathomable numbers of people for invalid or plain stupid reasons. The protests started on October 6th, 2020 and came to a seize after a tragedy struck on October 20th of the same year.

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