The Best South African Songs Right Now
Featuring new South African music from Inkabi Zezwe, Nomfundo Moh, Tyla, K.O, A-Reece and more.
Here are the South African songs and music videos that caught our attention this month.
Nasty C "Crazy Crazy"
Acclaimed rapper Nasty C is gearing up for the release of his next full-length project with “Crazy Crazy.” The single serves as a follow-up to “No More,” which also dropped recently. Similarly to the previous record, Nasty melodically floats on trap-tinged beats and provides a snapshot of his career and mindset.
Blaq Diamond "Impi Yothando"
After the court judgment against their former record label went in their favour, Blaq Diamond released a new single, “Impi Yothando.” The title translates to a ‘war of love,’ and on the song the duo details their love for their partners despite having some disputes here and there.
Mduduzi Ncube "Njalo" ft. Mafikizolo
Inkabi Records’ Mduduzi Ncube teamed up with famed Afropop group Mafikizolo on his new track “Njalo.” In the song, the artists chronicle genuine love filled with consistent happiness. Mduduzi explicitly expresses this sentiment on the hook as he interpolates “Masithokoze,” one of the duo’s most recognisable songs from the 2000s.
Bravo Le Roux & Sjava "Umntu"
Rising isiXhosa rapper Bravo Le Roux put out the visuals to his Sjava-assisted track “Umntu.” The ethereal song served as the precursor to his latest project, Igazi, Iinyembezi Nombilo, which boasts the likes of YoungstaCPT, iFani, Touchline and Digital Sangoma as guest features.
DJ Clen 'VIRAL'
A-Reece’s official DJ, Clen put out his third full-length project VIRAL — which the rapper executively produced. To make his vision come to life, the outspoken DJ called upon a plethora of hip-hop artists like L-Tido, Blxckie, Jay Jody, Touchline, Laotionever Pounds, Flow Jones Jr. and more.
Wordz “People Forget To Be People”
Former member of The Wrecking Crew, Wordz dropped his sophomore project, People Forget To Be People. After working closely with A-Reece over the years, the rapper has proven to hold his own against any other MC. Unsurprisingly, the body of work has lyricists like Maglera Doe Boy, Thato Saul and Tyson Sybateli as features.
Tyson Sybateli & Thato Saul "No Comment."
Tyson Sybateli’s mixtape Present draws near with the drop of his Thato Saul-assisted single “No Comment.” The energetic hip-hop track sees the two gifted rappers trade verses over an upbeat 808-laden instrumental.
Majorsteez "Changitse" ft. Emtee & Roiii
Hip-hop duo Majorsteez joins forces with Emtee and Roiii on their latest “Changitse.” The drill-leaning track sees the rappers detail how things have changed and how they are “getting money like [Patrice] Motsepe.”
Da Capo “Bakone”
Prolific producer/DJ Da Capo takes the listeners on a hypnotic Afro house-tech journey on his latest 5-track project, Bakone. The EP is packed with club-ready bangers that can get the crowd dancing at any spot worldwide.
There’s a new subgenre of Afro house led by Thakzin called 3-step that has the streets blazing. In his latest single, the producer/DJ continues to spearhead the style into the mainstream - other prominent DJs have already shown love to the track by including it in their sets.
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