Pro performs at Hipnotik Festival in 2017. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Listen to a 2005 Rap Battle Between Pro and Kaydo

Listen to an epic battle between Pro and Kaydo, which aired on YFM.

South African MC Pro, who died on Thursday morning, was a monster on the mic since he first time he showed up in the mid-2000s.

Pro wasn't just a musician, but a vicious battle MC of note. The MC, like many from his generation, earned their stripes their traditional way, by battling and rapping in cyphers. Pro was a staple in hip-hop cypher sessions, mostly Slaghuis in Soweto.

In 2005, the MC, who still went by the name Pro Kid, battled fellow rapper Kaydo on YFM, which is one of the first radio stations in South Africa to show love to South African hip-hop.


In the clip, which was shared by Twitter user @katlehoMK, you can hear Pro spitting punchlines your favorite still can't come up with to this day. His was an easy win against an unprepared and less skilled Kaydo.

Listen to the battle below:





Popular
Photo: Courtesy of Amazon Prime

The ‘Coming 2 America’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack & ‘The Rhythm Of Zamunda’ Are Out Now

Featuring Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Larry Gaaga, Alpha P, Davido and many more.

It has been more than 30 years since the premiere of the beloved classic comedy Coming to America. Its highly anticipated sequel promises to be greater than its predecessor. The film will be accompanied with two albums—Coming 2 America original motion picture soundtrack and Rhythms of Zamunda, whose tracklist is inspired by the movie. Both albums, which are currently available on all major streaming platforms, feature African music royalty Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Larry Gaaga and Alpha P, who joined a select group of artists from around the continent to produce these tracklists.

Still blazing charts after the success of his debut album Old Romance, Tekno has a growing list of impressive collaborations with artists like Davido, Drake, Beyonce, to name a few. The singer does not have not one, but two of his hit songs featured; "Waka Waka" is featured on the official soundtrack and "Skeletun" on Rhythms of Zamunda.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Thebe Magugu's AW21 Collection 'Alchemy' Is An Exploration of African Spirituality

Magugu collaborated with Kristin-Lee Moolman to create a '70s-style B movie called Banyoloyi A Bosigo