This week, Sphaka gate crashes the season finale of a television show called Rap 4 Me at the Goliath Comedy Club in Melrose Arch, Joburg. Rap 4 Me is a talent show which is hosted by Emtee and the aim is to give platform to upcoming rappers, the winner walked away with a whopping R100 000 towards his rap career. Sphaka caught up with the top five contestant Dibi, got some exclusive news on producer Tweezy’s plans with AKA, he also had a chat with KB, Emtee and of course the winner of the show. Watch the video for the full story!
WATCH: HHP On His latest EP & Finding A Balance With His Music
HHP dropped his aptly named EP, Feels Good To Be Back about 2 weeks ago and the result was what we imagine has been missing in music for a young minute. The veteran rapper is working on his 10th studio album which is set to drop next year so in the mean time, he teased us with his 5 track EP.
The 5 tracks on the EP are all different sounds and feels that place HHP in a position where we have never heard him before. He describes it as an “experimental” side of himself and this is most def audible from the first track.
Almost the entire EP features up and coming producer, Hugo flash who did a splendid job in the sound and quality of the beats.
We sat down with him and he explained the concept behind the EP as well as how the project came about. He also spoke a little about how he met Hugo Flash who produced almost the entire EP.
“For me, the EP was a journey of like the different sonic sounds that we’ve been experiencing in South Africa from the time I started in 2009 as hip Hop Pantsula… I wanted to kind of like find a middle ground for the older generation Hip Hop lover to the new age as well.”
“I wanted to kinda show people that music isn’t so much about trend but just about relevance. You can always just find your way in anywhere. Because music is just different shades of colour and depending on how you put it together, that’s how you get your beautiful piece.”
Check out the rest of the interview!