Warner Music South Africa and Vth Season are proud to present the debut album by multi-talented MC, BigStar Johnson. Me & Mines, dropped today and looks set to make the right kinds of waves in the South Africa hip-hop scene. As the title suggests, the album touches on topics such as growing up, friendship, kinship, fatherhood and the “good old days”.
Says BigStar Johnson,
“Currently I’m at a place where I’m the most comfortable that I’ve ever been in the industry. And I’m finally at a place where I feel I can express myself, so I’m hella excited about the future and what it holds for me.”
He has paid respect to his past and now is moving forward with an album that at once sounds like classic conscious hip-hop, with all the aforementioned timeless touch-points, before unveiling its fresh 2018 sound.
Big Star tells a seamless story on Me & Mines
Me & Mines kicks off with a prelude to the next stage of his journey – Understand Part II (featuring Kaylo) tells the tale of where BigStar Johnson comes from, his experiences in the present with his new-found fame and where he wants to be in the future. Clearly music, God and family are keeping him grounded.
The dancehall beat of Special Assignment is the bed on which BigStar delivers the smoothest flow you are likely to hear this year – to the girl who is exactly that, his special assignment. Rouge then steps into the ring for the tag-team style Two Cups, and together they ease effortlessly into a smooth flow that drips, rather than the usual rumble of a tag-team.
The album continues in a seamless flow with joints like Closer, Calling, Time Of My Life and the popular Sgubu featuring Kwesta creating a comprehensive story. He also reels in Zoocci Coke Dope who produces and features on Paradise, a lo-fi banger of note. The album closes all too soon, with the title track Me & Mines – a dedication to the people in his life, past, present and future.
“Me & Mines is about to bless the nation with some variety….can’t wait to see the people react to the type of music I love making.”
Me & Mines is available for streaming and purchase on all major digital stores.
Check out the video for Sgubu below!