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All of Skwatta Kamp’s Albums are Now on Streaming Platforms

You can now stream all of South African legendary group Skwatta Kamp's albums.

Skwatta Kamp recently shared news with their fans that all of their six studio albums can now be streamed on Apple Music, Spotify and other platforms.


From their debut album Skwatta Kamp-ain (2001) to their very last Fair & Skwear (2009) and everything in between—Khut en Joyn (2002), Mkhukhu Funkshen (2003), Wash' Umkhukhu (2004) and Bak On Kampus (2007).

The crew already has an Apple Music curated playlist of Essentials in case you need an introduction and a taste of what the seven-member crew is about.

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Skwatta Kamp is credited as the first hip-hip outfit in South Africa to make it to the country's mainstream music scene. They won a SAMA for their album Khut en Joyn in 2003 and for the album Mkhukhu Funkshen the following year.

Their hit "Umoya" is an era-defining hit and a stone cold South African hip-hop classic. Two of their albums Khut en Joyn and Mkhukhu Funkshen are considered SA hip-hop classics by many hip-hop heads.

Skwatta Kamp lost their member Flabba in 2015 and another member Infadizzle has since left. Relo, who appears on countless SK records, is still a part of the crew which still performs and has a recorded EP that could be released anytime. Skwatta Kamp paved the way for the country's hip-hop superstars alongside other pioneers like HHP, Amu, Mr Selwyn, who were all playing in the major league in the 2000s. Skwatta Kamp was inducted onto the South African Hip Hop Musuem Wall of Fame last year, alongside other pioneers.

Stream the whole Skwatta Kamp catalog on Apple Music and Spotify.


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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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