Second edition of the LYS series is hard hitting rap at its finest for me. It’s all about the booming bass, the exhuberant energy, the brash deliveries, and the cocky attitudes.
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LYS17 – SMTHLKBTTR
I’m of the mindset that you can have music for most (if not all types) of occasions. (You will agree that we explore that a ton in this place.) Part of the rationale behind this series is to dive in deeper into music that would fit a particular context or situation. So let’s get you...Continue reading
Beach, Sunsets and Sundowners (LYS20 – MPN 2)
I shall believe that we’ve sufficiently documented my feelings about amapiano. The sub-genre — I prefer to call it a movement though 😉 — has enjoyed a steady dose of new talent and elements since it burgeoned out of Pretoria. I didn’t start out ‘MPN 2‘ to reflect how more sophisticated and diverse amapiano has...
Channeling That Mufasa Energy (LYS01 – WTLSG)
There are so many things I could say to lead you into this playlist. Like how the last track was the first track when I started the process of putting it together…last year! Like how Jeff Obeng’s and CT Moody’s viral IG video (as the jovial Mufasa and the exhuberant Hypeman) gave the whole playlist a new...Continue reading
Long Live the Posse Cut (LYS16 – NTNFMCS)
You might have caught your favorite rappers fondly recall his formative years, and linger over about battles and cyphers on corner blocks or high school lunch rooms. Heck, if you’re like me, you may have some of your own stories as well. There’s an unmistakable effervescence to these kind of gatherings. On rare occasions, that...Continue reading
Still Loving Amapiano, Part I (LYS 00 – MPN)
It’s no secret that I’ve been enamored about amapiano: I’ve been raving about it for almost two years now! The sub-genre grew out of Pretoria to progressively take over South Africa and then set its sights on the rest of the continent. Nowadays, it’s no longer uncommon to hear our usual hitmakers from Nigeria, Tanzania,...Continue reading