Tony Dangler 'No Manners' (Produced By DESERT_HEΔD)

Joburg rapper Tony Dangler crashed onto our radar with 'No Manners' (produced by DESERT_HEΔD aka Christian Tiger School's Luc Vermeer.

Photo by Adriaan Louw, via The Fader

South African rapper Tony Dangler crashed onto our radar last week with a spooky boom bap introduction on "No Manners." Pietermaritzburg raised, Dangler (aka Fudge Da Fugitive) has been in the mix of Gauteng hip-hop circles for a minute now as a member of Joburg's Revivolution Clique. On his latest effort he's joined forces with Cape Town beatmaker DESERT_HEΔD aka Christian Tiger School's Luc Vermeer on a heavy-hitting bout of no-nonsense Nightmare On Elm Street hip-hop. Dangler broke the track down for The Fader (where it premiered):

"In a nutshell, it’s what I go through in a day in my life. It kind of relays a story about me — this guy with a kind of poorer background [who] is now living in Johannesburg. I tried to touch on my financial situation and how I’d like to improve on that. I talk about how maybe I have been slept-on and it’s time you give me a chance and let me come up like other kids. I talk about world issues, I talk about political issues that affect our country, and I talk a bit about how dope I am."

Listen to Tony Dangler's "No Manners" (produced by DESERT_HEΔD) below.


Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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