Tzaneen native, Van Tee Tonder just dropped the visuals for his Gqom single, Phezu Kwe Bonnet
It is no exaggeration to suggest that South Africa is a nation very familiar with the groove and we have our native dance music to prove that. While the Gqom genre is originally from KZN, music is not limited by provincial boundaries. This is illustrated by Van Tee’s banger, Phezu Kwe Bonnet featuring Asah George from the Eastern Cape and Bobby Grease from Kwa Zulu-Natal.
Born Arthur Andzani Bvuma, the 37 year old has always had ambition for the spotlight. The entertainment industry would proof most fruitful for the Limpopo bred musician. Nkowankowa in Tzaneen is like many townships across the country where young kids have big dreams. Van Tee Tonder’s music video is testament to a utopia where things are fully equal. Where dreams come true and an ideal life is lived.
Phezu Kwe Bonnet is a bonafide banger that is guaranteed to set dance floors alight this December. This may be the song that prove that Van Tee is quietly making an impact on the industry. The song combines thumping instrumentation, Asah George’s sulttry voice and Bobby Grease’s Kwaito era sound. In all honesty, we can safely say that there isn’t a Gqom track as captivating as Phezu Kwe Bonnet at the moment.
The music video features a mansion, lots of liquor and beautiful women having a great time. If there ever was a music video which helps count down the days to our ideal summer holidays, this is the one.
Phezu Kwe Bonnet is available on all major digital platforms.
Watch the music video below!
ICYMI: A-Reece, Nasty C & Reason Walk Away With VOTY Awards This Week
This week Wednesday saw the celebration of some of SA’s top lyricists at the second annual Verse of the Year Awards held in Braamfontein. Founded by hip hop veteran, Stogie T, the event celebrated artists who delivered the best verses over 2018.
The event honoured the best 10 verses that have been released in 2018. A-Reece and Ginger Trill were some of the wordsmiths awarded with Verse Of The Year statuettes.
The event was attended by industry leaders, music executives, artists and media who were all there to celebrate the true celebration of hip hop. Some of the winners of the awards were not mainstream artists so status in the industry had no status won who walked away with the coveted awards.
Guests included the Verse of the Year judges Stogie T, Zubz, Sabelo Mkhabela and Mercia Tucker. Also in attendance was YFM’s DJ Sabby, hip hop curators Helen Herimbi and Azizar Mosupi, Vth Season’s Ninel Musson and MTV’s Sandile Ntshingila amongst many others.
Here’s a list of the winners:
10: Laylizzy for his single TXI
9: Zakwe for the Sebentin Remix,
8: Jovislash for The Dagga Song
7: Ginger Trill for The High End Freestyle
6: Captain for The ReUp
5: Reason for Father Figure
4: Kid Tini for Movie
3: A-Reece for Couldn’t Have Said It Better Myself Pt. 2,
2: Kwesta for Biskop
1: Rap superstar Nasty C took the overall prize with the best Verse of the Year award for his verse on the hugely popular track Wuz Dat
The most surprising but seemingly accepted winner was newcomer to the game, Touchline. He took home the Hennessy People’s Choice Award with over 700 public online votes.
We’ll have the interviews we had at the awards up next week, so do keep a keen eye on that!
What do you think about the list?