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Sho Madjozi Breaks Down the Complexities of Xenophobia in South Africa in Emotional Twitter Thread

"The truth is complicated," says Sho Madjozi.

South African rapper Sho Madjozi shared with her Twitter followers an extensive breakdown of the dynamics involved in the xenophobic attacks that are currently taking place in South Africa.


Sho Madjozi is one of the few people who've been able to express that there are faults on both sides without offending anyone.

You can read her whole thread below:














Sho Madjozi's commentary has been commended by many South Africans who went as far as saying she's doing more than the country's president about the ongoing xenophobic attacks.

President Cyril Ramaphosa was silent for a majority duration of the protests, nor has he commented about the number of South African women who have been murdered by men in the past few weeks.

When he eventually made a statement yesterday, Ramaphosa said the xenophobic attacks were "not justified."

EFF leader Julius Malema released a video condemning the attacks, too, stating that fellow Africans aren't the enemy.

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Interview: Ranks ATM Makes ‘Substance Music’

South African hip-hop artist Ranks ATM on his latest EP 'Substance Music', working with Riky Rick and his crew African Trap Movement's new chapter.

Ranks ATM demands to be taken seriously. With every successive release, listeners are bound to pick up on both his personal and artistic growth. His latest EP, Substance Music, released towards the end of 2020, is an honest body of work that sees the artist divulge some aspects of his life while remaining playful and entertaining.

Young2unn, who produced a majority of the project, gave Ranks ATM beats that primarily consist of keys and strings cushioned by atmospheric pads and ethereal vocal samples panned for effect. The music is soulful enough for Ranks to tell his story and gritty enough to maintain his street aesthetic.

On Substance Music, the artist strikes the balance between playful banter and poignant expression of emotions. It's what makes his raps believable in general—he presents himself as a complete human who feels pain at times but also feels himself. Songs such as "Die For Me" and "How Could It Be" are laced with specific details that could have only been extracted from his life experiences, for instance, on the former, he raps, "You cheated on me with a gym freak, you did me dirty."

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