South African MC cousins The TeMple add more to the Guru Group rap umbrella with '#STATES.'
<p>After <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/2013/12/12/the-temple-south-africa-the-guru-group-ntsango-loxion-jazz/" target="_blank">introducing themselves</a> on raw herb nod "NTSANGO" and the trumpet-backed "Loxion Jazz," South African creatives <strong>Kenny Mlambo</strong> and <strong>Jacky Mopedi</strong> are back on our radar with their rap outfit <strong>The TeMple</strong>. On "#STATES," the Sandton-based <strong><a href="http://theegurugroup.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Guru Group</a></strong> founders/cousins pair what's fast becoming their signature powderkeg wordplay (think a slow-ticking <strong>K.Dot</strong>) with gritty percussion-based production c/o <strong>zuluprince</strong>. The MC duo had these words to say about their latest:</p><p></p><blockquote>"With a number of our Industries experiencing what we'd like to refer to as an 'Identity Crisis,' we made this song with the intentions of reminding those who have seemingly forgotten that 'This is Africa' and there may never be a more relevant time such as now to show the entire world Africa's way."</blockquote><p>Listen to the time-bombesque "#STATES" below, which we presume will find a spot on the upcoming <em>Enter The Temple</em> mixtape. Stay caught up with The TeMple via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/thetemplesa" target="_blank">facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/TheTempleSa" target="_blank">twitter</a>.</p><p>[audio: http://www.okayafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/STATES.mp3|titles=The TeMple 'States']</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/STATES.mp3" target="_blank">>>>Download The TeMple's “#STATES"</a></p>
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