We chat to the South African alternative rapper Laliboi about his new EP 'Xam.'
Laliboi has spent years in South Africa's alternative music circuit as part of the group Impande Core and the duo Radio 123. The trumpeter/guitarist's transition to a solo artist as a Xhosa rapper keeps one curious about his next steps.
His latest EP titled Xam was made in collaboration with South African multi-instrumentalist Volume. Sonically, the four-track project is a departure from Laliboi's 2019 debut album, Siyangaphi. The 11-track album was produced by the internationally recognized South African electronic music trailblazer Spoek Mathambo whose thumping, digitally manipulated presence is felt throughout the project.