Around March, I was asked by Apple Music to compile a set of 9 playlists, each containing 100 songs, across different genres. The series is called Mzansi Essentials 100, and consists of black music ranging from Kwela to Jazz to Mbaqanga, Maskandi, to House and Hip Hop.
Rouge’s New Era Sessions is one of the best out this year, but the South African Hip Hop Awards seem to think that she’s only worthy for the Best Female category, when in fact she out-wits and out-raps the bar-less fuckwits getting played on the radio today.
I’ve recently made a habit of reading youtube comments, especially when watching music videos. They give so much more insight into the song, oftentimes unpacking complexities which one wouldn’t otherwise have guessed. While doing a brief write-up on Thandiswa Mazwai, I googled her work with Jacknife. This song – along with M’du’s “Y u for […]