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Don’t Sleep On Dope Artists’ Celestial Mic

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Simiso Hadebe known as Celestial Mic considers himself a versatile artist with his skills ranging from rapping, poetry, fashion and playing musical instruments. Born and bred in Chesterville, West of Durban, Celestial Mic has worked hard on his craft and the result is working with established artists such as Aewon Wolf, Gigi Lamayne, Gemini Major, Khuli Chana and Nasty C just to name a few.

Celestial Mic is part of music collective DopeArtists Music which consists of eight members with the other recognizable artists being the founding members Lord Script and AmpSirius. They have each released successful mixtapes in the past year and in the process have established themselves in the forefront of the hip hop movement in KZN.

The latest offering comes from the leader of the pack, Celestial Microphone with the single titled Medicine. Medicine is self-produced by Celestial Mic who’s being a prominent figure on the sound and direction of the group.

The single, Medicine, reflects purely on the group’s current sound – Trap, which resonates with the fan base in his own backyard. All about the high-roller lifestyle, partying and jollying with an irresistible hook and an impressive beat. The hip-hop trio Migos are the influence on the lyrical flow.

Link up with him on Facebook and peep some of his music on Soundcloud. 

Peep the video for Medicine below!

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Have You Checked Out Cassper’s New Vid?

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It’s personal, raw and real! Just about 3 weeks since the release of the video to Ksazobalit which got everyone talking including several prominent South African politicians, Cassper Nyovest shows no signs of diluting the power of the messages through his visuals.

Push Through The Pain was released last year as part of Thuto, the album that undoubtedly will remain a milestone in his career.

The visuals for Push Through The Pain are touching and reflect an all too familiar reality in our country. The video follows a 20-something year old adult dancer who is also a student and taking care of his ailing father. She doesn’t like the night life of pleasing old man but she has to do it because bills need to be paid and her father needs to be taken care of. 

Under the direction of Nate Thomas this video painfully so, highlights the fact that again, nothing is ever really what it seems. And the fact that it was shot in monochrome allows us to see the depth of the story from her perspective. We also get to see a pureness to the story that colour cannot quite replicate because it may be a little distracting. 

The close-up shots of the girl and the relationship with her father were some of the things which created a stronger emotional connection with the viewer. Plus the timeless quality of the video and the colour of it lends to a timeless quality about it. 

Peep the video below! 

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