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The Big Hash Continues to Tell His Life Story in New EP ‘Life & Times 2’

Stream South African hip-hop artist The Big Hash's latest EP 'Life & Times 2.'

The Big Hash decided to treat his fans to an EP before the release of his upcoming album, which is due for later this year. The South African rapper's latest EP, Life + Times 2 is a sequel to Life + Times of a Teenage Influence which was released in 2018 when the rapper was just 17.


On Life + Times 2, the front man of the collective innanetwav. teams up with his producer 808x for another satisfying collection of songs detailing The Hash's current life and mind state at 20.

While on Life + Times of a Teenage Influence, he was detailing his plans to dominate the game after he "dropped out of school to get rich," on Life + Times 2, he has more accolades to bring up to back his claims as the best doing it.

808x's production stays evolving as he incorporates current trends into his style. For instance, the basslines are less refined and cruder, a style all modern producers are adapting.

The Big Hash's raps are convincing and he manages to give you a snapshot of his life in all of its six songs. Flame appears on one of the EP's strongest cuts "Fake Givenchy" with a show-stealing verse that combines raps and melodies.

The Big Hash's last two singles "Again" and "Amnesia" were mostly sung, which was a deliberate move from the rapper who admitted he would be exploring the intersection of both genres this year.

That's probably what you'll get on the album. For now, save for the hooks, bars are most what you'll get on Life + Times 2.

Stream Life + Times 2 on SoundCloud.

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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