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Don’t Sleep On King Blake

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Trap has taken over the country and this is not a secret. We have had plenty of bangers over the past couple of months and most of them have been featured on this platform. We have not had a lady come through and claim her place in the spotlight. Today, we feature talented female rapper, King Blake.

King Blake, whose real name is Lemogang Nonceba Mazwane, was born on 29 September 1992 in Krugersdorp. She is an independent recording vocalist and rapper. Because many females in the industry call themselves “queen” – and since she aimed to be eccentric, considering how male dominated the field she took on is – she hailed herself “King”.

King Blake kicked off the year by announcing that she has joined the new sprung management – Future Genesis. It has been less than a week since the announcement was made and the release of her EP, titled Situation EP, is upon us.

King Blake’s vocal abilities are special and the style she introduces to us on this is fresh, especially on Situation and Insomnia as well as the afro flavoured, Wanga. She shows her lyrical finesse on 2Bricks where she features Cesar Ramos. On this joint, she raps about her hustle on the come up and how she is not taking any prisoners. She carries the dope flows on Rizla where she flexes on how she’s the illest.

The Situation EP is a tapestry of haunting vocals, hard raps and expertly made beats that take you to a completely different place. She is also able to show off the different sides to her as not only a vocalist but also a rapper and storyteller. The collaboration between her and Cesar Ramos, aka CrakNoBeat, who made beats for the entire project, is magical. Plus, she compliments the kats she also features on this.

Link up with her on her Twitter and Instagram.

Take a listen to the EP below!

 

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Kwaito Rapper Mgaga Releases His Debut Solo Single Titled All The Way

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Mgaga goes all in with his Kwaito love song titled All The Way

Kwaito artists have always been making love songs; I guess there is nothing sexier than a thug expressing his love for you in Kasi lingo. Imagine Brown Dash’s Vum Vum or Trompies when they sang Sweety Lavo. These songs carried such a beatiful message. Today, talented Kwaito rapper, Mgaga, is keeping this tradition on by releasing his very own Kwaito love song titled All The Way. This one features August Child and Sizwe Magwaza.

At an early age Mgaga was moved from Alexandra township to Tembisa and then to Edenvale. Growing up with a heavy Hip Hop and Kwaito influence, Mgaga started writing rap songs and freestyle battling. He later discovered that he expresses himself best and relates to his audience in vernac utilizing the Kwaito flow.

He began his music career in 2014 as part of a group called PAQ performing in popular clubs around South Africa. Formally known as Radi-AK, Mgaga is now taking on the world as a solo act with authentic Kwaito music.

All The Way is Mgaga’s first solo single

All The Way is Mgaga’s first solo single after the re-branding from formally being called Radi-AK to going by Mgaga, a name he was popularly known by since before he pursued music professionally. The word “Mgaga” refers to an AK47 because the first letters of his birth name “Akhona” are “AK”, which is his childhood name.

All The Way is such a breath of fresh air in that it carried this concentrated essence of Kwaito music without trying too hard. Instead, Mgaga effortlessly flows on this Kwaito and House hybrid beat and he does the most. He raps about a woman he loves and how he wants to take their love and relationship the whole way. August Child and Sizwe Magwaza do the most on the hook certifying All The Way as a summer hit! 

Link up with Mgaga on his social media, @the_mgaga, for more on the music. 

Listen to All The Way below!

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