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Spoek Mathambo's South African Rap Mix

Spoek Mathambo assembles 52 minutes of the heaviest hitting rap joints to come out of South Africa on 'Cava The Combo (South African Rap Mix).'


Last week was another one for the books for Spoek Mathambo. First there was a surprise Sunday revelation that Spoek had teamed up with Josiah WiseChllngr, and other musician friends for their worldwide CosmaCosmica dropbox project. Next up came a percussive remix of Migos and Drake's "Trophies," followed by the 36 minute "Swedish Rap Mix." The cherry on top came on Friday with a "bacardi house" Pegasus Warning remix collab (which you can download here) with DJ Spoko and DJ Mujava. Yesterday Spoek followed up his storybook week with one of the most solid mixtapes to come to light in 2014– 52 minutes of the heaviest hitting rap joints to come out of South Africa in recent years with music from Riky Rick, Okmalumkoolkat, Cassper Nyovest, The TeMple, BIG FKN GUN, PHFat, falsetto soulsmith Samthing Soweto, and more. Download/listen to Spoek's "Cava The Combo (South African Rap Mix)" and take a look at the full tracklist below.

Tracklist

K.O - Caracara (Feat. Kid X)

PHFAT - Lights Out Ft. JungFreud

Riky Rick - Amantombazane (Remix) Ft. DJ Dimplez,Maggz,Ginger Breadman,Kid X,Kwesta,Nadia Nakai & Okmalumkoolkat

Khuli Chana - Tswa Daar (Explicit Radio Version) [feat. Notshi]

Sheen Skaiz - Muthafucka Up (freestyle)

Ifani - Shake

Sheen Skaiz - Gusheshe

Cassper Nyovest - Gusheshe ft Okmalumkoolkat

The TeMple - STATES

JR - Bob Mabena_Feat. OKMalumKoolKat & Spoek Mathambo

The TeMple - NTSANGO

Big Fkn Gun - Space

Big Fkn Gun - RIOT

White Nite & Ms Amnesia - Swaggatron 2000

Die Antwoord - Zef Town Juke

Okmalumkoolkat - Inhliziyo Yami Izibozi

Kanyi - Ungalibali(prod.Khosh) Iintombi-Zifikile

Khuli Chana - Mnatebawen ft KayGizm and Fifi Cooper

DJ Switch Ft Reason - SWITCH

REASON - Bump The Cheese Up Remix Feat. Toll Ass Mo; AKA; OkMalumKoolKat

Ruffest - Ufunani (Maramza Ghetto-Bass Remix)

Cassper Nyovest - Doc Shebeleza

Sibot - Nice Shandee's ft Okmalumkoolkat

Samthing Soweto - Dreamin Of U

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