Femme Greatness | Sampa The Great

Feminine energy, energy reign Intuition and ambition Intuition strange Intuition and ambition Running through my veins Pour up the love let the healing begin Energy by Sampa The Great A powerful and husky voice elucidates the lyric’s of Sampa The Great’s body of work; it is a voice originating from a femme being and one…

Iceland Moss | Sudan Archives

“I’m not gonna be that artist that’s gonna put out the same body of work until I die, because that’s probably gonna be the reason I die — ’cause that sounds boring.” Sudan Archives Signed to Stones Throw Records in LA; Sudan Archives released her debut studio album Athena in 2019; an immense body of…

A Rose by another label

“It’s not as if we have a shortage of music coming out of South Africa”. A truer statement than this one by Rose Bonica/Natalie-Rose Perel is hard to find, that’s for sure. It’s unreal, the sheer volume of high quality, boundary-pushing music that has come out of Mzansi in recent memory and there’s no sign…

ASAP Shembe pays homage to the past while reimagining future sounds

While Amarekere is ASAP Shembe’s debut album, he’s already earned a name and loyal following from himself with his Inkinga EP and by picking interesting songs to feature on. Pretty much everything about ASAP Shembe’s music is interesting, to me at least. He positions his sound as “a 90’s stimulated South African sound with ultramodern…

A Haunting Innocence | Sevdaliza

I was taken by the hauntingly innocent, yet, lethal way in which Sevdaliza gave deliverance of her art, after watching the AI Goddess inspired video for “Marilyn Monroe” a few years ago. The output of her essence, firmly elucidated a realm beyond what my limited senses could perceive – and I remember feeling softly called…

Mansa Musa want to redistribute (mental) wealth

Comprising of  Nokana ‘Dodo’ Mojapelo and Hakim Malema; Mansa Musa was formed in 2016, back when the duo needed a name to house their debut, ‘post break up fashion EP’ Booty Call. “The idea of the distribution of mental wealth and Mansa Musa as a [historical figure], the wealthiest person in human history, a black…