Sho Madjozi. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Listen to Sho Madjozi’s Debut Album ‘Limpopo Champions League’ Featuring Kwesta, pH, Makwa, Ycee and More

Sho Madjozi's debut album is here.

Sho Madjozi's debut album Limpopo Champions League came out today. In the last two years, the genre-bending rapper has created a major buzz for herself through hard hitting singles—"Huku," "Dumi Hiphone,"—that blended rap and gqom.


There's more to the artist to just blending rap and gqom, though. When we interviewed her earlier this year, while she was still working on the album, she had this to say about the direction she was taking on the project:

"People are gonna get to know me a lot more. I'll be more full in my sound. [It will be] an album that showcases what's going on in my world—I don't only listen to gqom; it's not the only influence I have. There's xibelani, Xitsonga music, Shangaan electro, xingondo—which is the Venda and Zimbabwean music… those influences. So I wanna get more live instruments, those traditional guitars and stuff."

And that's exactly what you'll find on Limpopo Champions League. The opening song "Ro Rali" (and later "Kona") sees the artist riding those big high-paced drums of Shangaan electro, before she gets back to gqom on "Idhom" and the title track. "Wa Penga Na" featuring Kwesta and Makwa and "Gong Down" featuring pH are beautiful trap-leaning rap songs, while "Don't Tell Me What To Do" is an EDM/pop fire starter that wouldn't feel out of place in a Major Lazer album.

Sho Madjozi - Huku (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com

The song "Yaz' Abelunga" sees the MC speak on white privilege. She raps:

"Being umlungu must be nice/ There's a God, he must be white/ They do enough to learn your tongue/ But you don't know theirs, you're left behind/ Being umlungu must be great/ They don't even have to learn your name/ My boy, what's the point?/ All black people look the same"

It's all tongue-in-cheek.

Limpopo Champions League is in indicator of some of the artist's tastes and abilities, and it does a great job of fully introducing her to the game.

Download the album here, and revisit our interview with her here.

‎Limpopo Champions League by Sho Madjozi itunes.apple.com


‎Album · 2018 · 13 Songs

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