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Watch the Music Video for Zakwe’s Single ‘Blood’ Featuring AB Crazy and MPK

Zakwe shares new visuals for his single 'Blood.'

For his latest single's video, Zakwe is in Cape Town with his collaborators AB Crazy and MPK. In the video, the Durban-born emcee raps his first verse as if he's doing a TV interview. The interviewer is played by budding Cape Town singer Liso The Musician. A majority of the video's scenes are shot in a church.


"Blood" is a motivational song in which the artists speak on persevering through all the challenges we face in our lives. Zakwe thanks his fans for the role they have played in his career, and dedicates his second verse to women.

The song boasts an expensive hook from AB Crazy and a show-stealing verse from the rapper MPK. His flow is an oxymoron in that it's smooth but it's still delivered with conviction—the true meaning of not trying too hard.

"Blood" is the last single from Zakwe's 2018 album Cebisa. The song's video was directed by Motion Billy, who directed the rapper's previous single "Roots," featuring Stogie T. You'll spot a few cameos from the likes of Psyko Beats and Rashid Kay.

Watch the music video for "Blood" below and stream the song underneath.

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Emile YX? Wants to 'Reconnect The String'

The father of South African hip-hop's latest book release is here to teach you about the culture.

As a father-figure in South African hip-hop, there's a lot Emile Lester Jansen, aka Emile YX?, knows. He'll also tell you, there's a lot he doesn't. But the knowledge Emile has gained, over his 3 decades in music, he's always tried to share with others. His latest project is no different. The Black Noise founder is working on a book that identifies the similarities between Bushmen expression and hip-hop, and how this knowledge can help empower anyone who has a love of the culture.

The book, which will be called Reconnect The String, comes on the back of this year's 21st anniversary of the African Hip Hop Indaba, one of the landmark hip hop events in Cape Town created by Emile, which has helped many an artist launch their career. As a teacher and a musician, he's long been involved in using hip hop to uplift communities—first through the seminal group Black Noise, founded in the late 1980s, with its rhymes rallying against Apartheid, and then through the Heal the Hood organization, a non-profit that grew out of the group's efforts to use its love of hip hop to fuel youth development initiatives in townships on the Cape Flats.

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