The artist formerly known as Tumi is back as ‘Stogie T’ with a tour, a new single ‘Diamond Walk’ and a self-titled album. Why the name change? He’s not the same man he was 10 years ago. On his new album he says he still offers a perfect balance of “Depth, consciousness and entertaining new generation Mzansi Hip-Hop. He features Emtee, Yanga , AKA, Nadia Nakai and Da LES. Hit makers Tweezy (famous for producing AKA’s ‘Baddest’ and ‘All Eyes On Me’ plus tracks for L-Tido and Cassper Nyovest) and Tru Hitz (behind songs for Stilo Magolidie, Riky Rick and Boyz n Bucks) provided the beats.
Past collaborators AKA and Da LES appear on “Ms. Joburg” and “Freakend” respectively. The songs are twin tales of love and lust in a city known more for its gold than its tendency to crush grown men to a pulp under the pressure to turn their carbon-soaked dreams into diamonds. New generation hit makers Emtee, Nadia Nakai and Nasty C register momentous guest appearances, the former two’s spots shared, respectively, with emcee Yanga on “By any means” and Tribal, who provides the swooning hook to “#FF”, the musical equivalent of what gets discussed in the Twilight hour’s Twitter DMs before manifesting as coy cues in Whatsapp conversations, and then getting enacted in real life.
1. Going Gorilla feat. Lastee
2. Big Dreams
3. By Any Means feat. Emtee & Yanga.
4. Diamond Walk
5. Miss Joburg feat. AKA
6. We Own This Bitch
7. Funny Love
8. #FF feat. Nadia Nakai & Tribal
9. Freakend feat. Da L.E.S.
10. Chairman of the Board
11. Sub City
12. Son of a Soldier
13. Pray For Us
14. Clean Stuff feat. Nasty C
PREVIEW & PRE-ORDER THE NEW ALBUM HERE: https://listento.lnk.to/StogieT
STOGIE T – TOUR DATES
18th November, Bassline, Newtown
19th November, Vanity, Pretoria
20th November, Starbucks, Rosebank
25th November, Da Side, Krugersdorp
26th November, 47 Avenue, Durban
27th November, The Establishment, Soweto
2nd December, The Good Luck Bar, Newtown
3rd December, Blue Room, Pretoria
(Additional Dates TBA)