Watch the Music Video for Focalistic and Cassper Nyovest’s ‘Never Know’

Focalistic shares visuals for his single 'Never Know' featuring Cassper Nyovest.

In November of 2019, Focalistic released the single "Never Know," which featured South African rap superstar Cassper Nyovest. Today, the up-and-coming rapper shared visuals to the single.


In the song, the rapper is wondering out loud about a woman who loves him; he can't seem to figure out why she's in love with him. Sonically, "Never Know" channels old school kwaito, a sound both rappers have proven to be fond of in their previous works.

The visuals show mostly performance scenes by the rappers in different locations. The music video was directed by Clout Cassette, one of the most sought-after directors among the new generation of South African hip-hop artists.

One single at a time, Focalistic is proving he is next in line as one of the country's rap stars. From consistently releasing a string of singles and EPs to working with the likes of Nyovest, Emtee, Major League DJz and many others. His music uses hip-hop as a base and borrows from old school kwaito and amapiano.

Watch the music video for "Never Know" below and stream the song underneath:

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Photography by Andile Buka.

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Here are some South African photo books on apartheid, jazz and Black life to familiarise yourself with.

While image-making, along with image archiving, have taken different forms over the years — advancing in tandem with photography's multiple technological advancements particularly in recent times — the idea of a compilation of images is one that is hard not to romanticise.

Photo books are cool. They look dope on the coffee table, they inspire curiosity, and they are reliable records of memory. They also make for great collector's items; and this is why we wiped the flimsy dust setting on some of our favourite photo books to get you started — should you be interested in finding and/or adding more.

This is but a cursory list of photo books from my own collection, directed mainly at the curious. For a thorough rundown of the history of photobooks in South Africa, have a look at the SAHO website's

Timeline of South African Photographic Books and Exhibitions

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