Filed under: creativity, music | Tags: hip hop, south africa music, Spoek Mathambo
A very interesting take on one of Joy Division’s best songs with a cracking video to boot.
He’s South Africa’s break out hip hop artist apparently. Not come across him before. But this looks like a game changer.
Filed under: Arts, music | Tags: alicia keys, empire state of mind, hip hop, jay z, r&b
But I like this.
The worry is that this is at least the fourth hip hop/r&b song that’s in contention for inclusion in my year end album of the year.
Filed under: Arts, music | Tags: hip hop, mercury prize, rap, speech debelle
I went to the bookies tonight, not having listened to Speeche’s album but having a wee hunch she might win, even though she was an outsider. Imagine my horror when I discovered that she had risen to second favourite to the unlikely favourite Florence and the Machine. Anyway, my search for value meant I had to (stupidly) look elsewhere.
I alighted on Lisa Hannigan.
So, I spotified Speech.
Bugger me. What a lovely, really beautiful piece of music this album is.
I take it all back. She should have been odds on.
Honesttly, it’s a stunning and totally engaging record. It”s quite emotional.