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Interview: South African Rapper-Producer Duo Prxject Mayhem Makes Top Tier Adult Contemporary Rap

Prxject Mayhem, the South African rapper-producer duo's debut album 'Textured' is a return to its boom-bap roots.

Prxject Mayhem is South African hip-hop's answer to that seemingly lost hip-hop tradition of pairing an emcee and a producer to form a duo. Producer 5mute(dB) teamed up with emcee Melly Mel to deliver in the tail end of the year one of 2020's best SA hip-hop projects, their debut album Textured.

A cohesive and focused project espousing the tenets of boom-bap yet not sounding dated, thanks to Melly Mel's timely lyrics and 5mute's timeless beats that capture that nostalgic essence while retaining a modern feel.

Before Textured, the duo released their debut EP in 2018 called Introducing Mayhem—another traditional boom-bap project. The following year, they released an EP titled Intermission, which was experimental as the production was electro-centric.

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