One of Durban’s prolific rappers, Raheem Kemet has released a new track, Never Late, much to his fans’ elation as they have been patiently waiting. This is Raheem’s single after a significant time away from the game. While some wondered if he would release anything after releasing The Fire and September, the rapper was busy cooking new material for his upcoming EP.
Never Late is the first song to come off this collection.
“The thought process behind Never Late saw me trying to resonate with people who are constantly on the grind. The audience always sees the end result of any craft and they tend to neglect the things that happen in the build-up. I just spoke about things that I go through in my daily life when it comes to people reacting to my grind. There is a lot of groundwork that has to be done before any craftwork is done,”
The rapper who is known for his complex verse structure explained why he decided to “dumb it down” on Never Late.
“I was trying a different formula where I wanted to focus on simplicity. In order to crack through mainstream, simplicity is key. I would have loved to make it more complex but I thought it essential to have a clear pic of who Raheem Kemet is now and then add other elements as we go on,”
Tresor collaborates with Beatenberg
Tresor collaborates with Beatenberg to create their Aphrodite!
TRESOR announces the track list and featured artists for his upcoming 3rd studio album, Nostalgia, along with the release of the album’s second single, “Aphrodite”, which is a collaboration with Cape Town trio Beatenberg.
The cleverly titled Nostalgia takes the listener on a journey through TRESOR’s musical upbringing, and the 13 track album also features some of the biggest names in the game such as Super Mega AKA; multi-award winning trio The Soil; Kenyan Pop group Sauti Sol; contemporary singer Msaki; Kwaito rapper Kwesta; DRC singer Lokua Kanza; Afro Pop group Mafikizolo and Beatenberg.
I am truly thrilled to share this collaboration with my Beatenberg brothers. The song was written and produced in Cape Town throughout summer last year. Matthew and I wanted to create a musical piece that reflects the sounds that we both grew up listening to. We both love Greek mythology and history, so we wanted to play with idea of falling deeply in love with Aphrodite, an ancient Greek goddess associated with love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. We had so much fun making this song and I think we created something truly magical. Excited to share it with the world
I am grateful to have been able to work with Tresor again; I’ve learned a lot from him and it’s always a pleasure to hang out and make music together. This song has been ‘in the works’ for a while and I’m very fond of it. I remember driving on the highway at night after a session listening to the rough version and feeling a particular way. I looked forward then to when other people would get to hear it – now that’s happening and I’m very glad
Nostalgia is set to drop in January 2019 on all music platforms.
Listen here https://Beatenberg.lnk.to/BTAphrodite