How Kwesta and Kabza De Small’s ‘Speak N Vrostaan’ plots the future by merging the sounds of the present and the past During the early noughties, Kwaito – once the creative outlet for young South Africans in the ‘90s – was supplanted by the breakbeats, syncopated rhythms and layered lyricism of Hip Hop. Fast forward […]
On June 18, DJ PH released a Makwa produced track in the form of “Serious”, featuring Cassper Nyovest, Lady Du and the producer extraordinaire, Makwa. The amapiano and hip hop hybrid of a song spotted a catchy, infectious hook in which the artists on it repeatedly declare themselves and all they’re into as being “serious”. […]
In light of Jorja Smith’s new release, “Amapiano to the world” is the industry’s latest catch phrase. But when is it an appreciation for the art and when is it appropriation?