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Listen to pH Raw X’s New Album ‘Sensei Experience Ekeyoto’

pH Raw X releases a new album featuring J Molley, Sho Madjozi, Berita, Una Rams.

Accomplished South African hip-hop producer pH Raw X has crafted hits and classics for some of the country's biggest and most respected artists such as AKA, Sho Madjozi, Reason, Khuli Chana, Maggz and many others.


Since circa 2017, though, pH Raw X started releasing solo music as a rapper and singer after appearing on some songs by the artists he has produced for.

His latest project is titled Sensei Experience Ekeyoto, and has 14 songs that showcase his skills behind the mic and the boards. Assisting him on the project are legends such as Ootz the Afronaut and Riky Rick, among the new wave—the likes of Una Rams, Sho Madjozi, Berita, Ricco and J Molley all appear on the project.

pH has shown himself as an artist who refuses to stay behind, as he continues to incorporate modern styles of producing, rapping and singing in his music. His last two projects Thank God and The Break, both released in 2017 demonstrated his versatility and knack for collaboration.

Sensei Experience Ekeyoto builds on the foundations laid by his last two projects. What's more evident on Sensei Experience Ekeyoto is that he is having with his craft, and that will always translate to a fulfilling listening experience.

Stream Sensei Experience Ekeyoto below:



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Makwa and Lunatik are the next pair of producers who will go toe to toe in an Instagram Live battle at 10 P.M. (SAST). Both producers are responsible for some of South Africa's biggest and era-defining hits. Makwa has produced most of Kwesta's biggest hits such as "Spirit" and "Vur Vai" among others. Lunatik has produced such monster hits as K.O's "Caracara," OkMalumKoolKat's "Amalobolo" and DJ Citi Lyts' "Vura." We know... we are getting goosebumps, too.

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Blitz the Ambassador Named 2020 Guggenheim Fellow

The Ghanaian artist and filmmaker is among 175 "individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts."

Ghanaian filmmaker Blitz Bazawule, also known as Blitz the Ambassador has been named a 2020 Guggenheim fellow.

The musician, artist and director behind he critically acclaimed film The Burial of Kojo, announced the news via social media on Thursday, writing: "Super excited to announce I've been awarded the Guggenheim 2020 Fellowship. Truly grateful and inspired."

He is among 175 scholars, "appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the Foundation's ninety-sixth competition," says the Guggenheim.

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