Once in a while an artist comes along with the vision and ability to turn a genre on its head whilst taking it back to its roots.
Ben Sharpa has achieved this with his debut solo offering,
B. Sharpa, an iconic album that pays homage to the best socially conscious lyrical traditions of hip hop
whilst innovating a completely fresh sound that Sharpa himself calls robot army music.
Flêtse Maniere encapsulates a moment in time. It’s a play by play account of Jaak’s formative years growing up in the flêtse of Paarl.
The direct translation of ‘Flêtse Maniere’ from Afrikaans is ‘housing project manners’, but more loosely it means ‘Cape Flats behaviour’.
Although still representing his crew, Driemanskap, Beats and Rhymes is Ma-B’s first solo mixtape.
He brings together a collection of 11 banging spaza hip hop tracks straight from the streets of Gugulethu.
Translated from his native isiXhosa, ‘manqoba’ means ‘the winner’.
This hungry young emcee from Khayalitsha certainly lived up to his name
when he cleaning up at a Pioneer Unit open mic talent search competition
that was held in association with Kool Out Entertainment and Red Bull in Cape Town in 2010.
Rattex is back with a banging EP that cements his place as one of South Africa’s foremost hip hop talents.
With production by Hipe, Dplanet and a special remix by Swiss electro-dub band Filewile, expect more kasi fire straight from the dusty streets of Khayelitsha.
Recovered from the twisted wreckage of charred hard drives, scratched CD-Rs and dusty tape reels,
this previously unreleased collection of KONFAB’s work has finally emerged to allow you a glimpse
into the mind of one of South Africa’s most accomplished lyricists.