I wrote an article on South African emcee Tumi Molekane for the Sunday Times’ Lifestyle section which got published yesterday. In it, we discuss the process behind making his disarming body of art, Return Of The King, and speak about the artists he assembled to make it. Tumi also shares his views about South African Hip Hop, observing that though it might be the biggest it’s ever been, the scene doesn’t allow as many varied voices as it did, say, ten or more years ago when he was starting out. I’d intended to speak to him about the poetry anthology he released in the early 2000s; Tao of Tumi it was called, I think. The last time I’d spoken to him was at Ramfest in 2011, so it was dope to break bread again.
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- Return Of The King is out now on iTunes.