Stogie T does SA proud in his Sway in the Morning interview
We never have to worry about SA Hip Hop as long as there are certified Hip Hop heads who are still around and repping for the culture. And Tumi Molekane, otherwise known as Stogie T, made the country proud when he recently made an appearance on popular American talk show, Sway In the Morning.
The love he is receiving from social media has been nothing but positive and the response was not just to his freestyle but also to his very perceptive interview.
There was something tangibly different about his interview though which summed up the appearances of the previous rappers. Stogie T showed his vast knowledge of Hip Hop and black history in both his raps as well as the interview.
The interview was very insightful and Stogie gave plenty of insights into the land question, the power of Hip Hop and addressing race relations and also addressing the growth and evolution of Hip Hop in South Africa. He briefly put into context the role that Hip Hop has played in his success but also how it has grown from the time he was touring the world back in 2000 until now.
Speaking very highly of the role Pro Kid and HHP played in the foundations of Hip Hop, he gave them shout outs including Ben Sharpa, a Hip Hop legend who also passed away this year. He also addressed his “beef” with Cassper Nyovest after the meltdown that Cassper had at last year’s SAHHA.
But the most incredible thing about this interview was how he weaved the theme of Honey and Pain, his latest project, and how he has always takes the good with the bad.
Check out some of the responses from social media below!
The world does ITSELF a disservice when it keeps us out. As Africans, you can sleep on us, you can ignore us… But our dopeness, is UNDENIABLE. SUPREME!! STOGIE T! SWAY! Thank you for the reminder!!! Fire emojis!!! pic.twitter.com/TROf6dWhDU
— Tats Nkonzo (@TatsNkonzo) November 16, 2018
First & foremost. I dont give a f*** what you say. That was TUMI. NOT stogie T. 😳 damn you @TumiMolekane😭. Secondly. What a great verse. A true reminder of the Godly writer i looked up to coming up. And even had a chance to meet and break bread with over time. Dankie Stogie!
— #Azania 🇿🇦 (@ReasonHD) November 16, 2018
I’m gonna say it again, Stogie T is TOP 5 DOA!!!
— #DustDJ #RIPGIFT🇿🇦 (@DJVigilanteSA) November 16, 2018
Now thats how you represent Mzansi, He spoke about our political climate both past n present, he spoke about Hiphop Culture here in SA. Then delivered the hottest freestyle i ever heard on @RealSway Thank you “Stogie T” @TumiMolekane ke #Mollo 🔥🔥
— MAWAT (@MawatHsK) November 16, 2018
🚨🚨🚨So ICONIC!!! Big bro @TumiMolekane totally showed out. Wow!!! 😭😭🤯🤯😤🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥. Effortless!!! Groundbreaking!!! ||| South African Hip-Hop Pioneer Stogie T Freestyles, Talks ‘Honey & Pain’ and Breaks Down The Culture https://t.co/I4HWlnf9cL
— Mfana ka Aunty®️ (@KidXSA) November 16, 2018
Check out the interview below!