She has not dropped anything since 2015 and that is understandable because she has constantly been on tour. Having previously dropped over 2 albums, Toya Delazy is back with a 10 track mixtape aptly titled, Jetlag.
This is by far the most creative and sonically pleasing albums to come out! For real. the beats are not only fantastic but Toya is letting out the ratchet side and letting you in on what she does when she gets down. Some of the beats are Trap influenced but there are surprise beats like Abahholekayo which features a more Gqom and dance approach.
This mixtape is incredible; she features little known artists and producers but what comes out of those collabos are magical. The names you may know are WTF and Moonchild. The other artists include DopeboyLDN and producers EW, Amin and Synesthetic.
Toya does not dissappoint when it comes to the bars; she sounds raw on this and it is dope to listen to. She kills on Don’t Judge Me. Man! I don’t think I have ever heard her go that deep and rap in isiZulu but she kills it. She also brings a different vibe on Abahholekayo featuring WTF and they help her bring out that Dubane vibe. Mngani Wam sounds like a bit of a mess with Toya rapping off beat and off tune and the beat being eccentric but Moonchild brings the things that make us forgive all of that. On Niggas rap is piss she raps the entire song in a London accent while crapping on wack rappers and it’s fresh as hell!
It is safe to say that Jetlag is an experimental project with so many raw lyrics and unmastered tracks which lend to its quirky and off balance feel. At the end, all of this works to it’s advantage. Peace to Toya De Lazy, this is dope.
Take a listen to the mixtape below and tel us what you think!
AKA Chats Platinum Plaques & Redefining What Accolades Mean To Him
We recently caught up with the Supa Mega, AKA who celebrated a huge milestone last week. The multi talented rapper and businessman hosted an intimate gathering to receive his several plaques for the outstanding work he did on his album, Touch My Blood.
Supa Mega has been on a winning streak
Supa Mega has been on a winning streak since 2016 with him releasing his joint project with Anatii which included several music videos. He had also been on his Supa Mega Tour and when that ended came the Touch My blood tour. This saw the rapper hard at work so it’s understandable that he is a little burnt out.
“I’m tired. Not physically tired, I’m just more emotionally tired, spiritually tired, mentally tired but it’s okay because we did what we came to do. I poured my heart and soul into the album and people really could feel that”, he expresses. And the results have paid off because the accolades and the recognition he has received since this album was released has been the most he has received since he began his career.
On how he is redefining what accolades mean to him
He shared some insights on how he has remained relevant for as long as he had. He touched on authenticity as one of the key things that artists have to uphold to stay winning.
“Just make what you need to make and put it out there. People recognize and appreciate authenticity. Just be authentic, be original and be sincere and heartfelt,” he says.
It’s been a while since AKA has submitted for any awards and he mentioned that he is considered it since he has the number one selling album in the country. But he questioned the motive to get involved in the awards when he has already won the hearts of many South Africans. The platinum plaque is proof of that.
“Isn’t the award to be the highest played artist? Isn’t the award to be the most booked artist? Isn’t the award to have people f*ck with your music?”.
These are very important questions and no doubt something that artists on the come up can question about the product they put out. Well done Supa Mega.
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