He dropped Stay Shining in November of last year; an EP which he has been promising fans for a young minute now. Today, Riky Rick dropped the visuals for his newest joint; I Can’t Believe It (Macoins), his first single for 2018.
In I Can’t Believe It, Riky Rick is rapping about all the heights of success he has achieved since going independent, getting signed and then ultimately owning his own record label.
The song itself is energy packed and the hook has all the qualities and character of an anthem. It shows both frustrations, as represented in the visuals but also a passion to succeed, as represented in Riky Rick’s verses. All in all, there is a sense of urgency to this joint. Plus the Swiss Beats influenced beat is a banger of note.
I Can’t Believe It is shot and directed by Adriaan Louw, who has previously worked on AKA’s Dreamwork and Frank Casino’s Whole Thing. The imagery he created for this video is distinct in and of its own. The visuals look like it’s from early 1980s London or some era before this one and that alone sets it apart from what we are used to.
The video is shot in movie format and the story unfolds as such. We are introduced to the main characters with Riky Rick at the vanguard. There are shots of different rituals performed, of youngsters planning an uprising and the actual aftermath of it.
I Can’t Believe It (Macoins) certainly has deeper storylines within it and if you watch closely enough, you would be able to unravel them. Well done to Adriaan Louw and everyone involved in the making of this movie.
“You don’t have to like me for anything, but you are going to love me for this video. I can pass away after this.”
The single is available for purchase on all major digital stores.
Watch the music video below!
Kwaito Rapper Mgaga Releases His Debut Solo Single Titled All The Way
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!