Knowledge is Power, and for all my hungry head’s, here’s some food for Thought. P.O.T’s – “The Boom Bap Bandit” EP was dropped recently, and as Biggie once infamously said, “If you don’t know, now you know, NIGGAH!!!”.
If you consider yourself a “head”, and somewhat of a local Hip Hop aficionado, then you most certainly have come across the Boom Bap Bandit himself, Power Of Thought. As one half of the duo, Articulate Artists, the homie P.O.T has been a staple of the indie/underground Hip Hop diet. A few years back, he dropped his debut solo mixtape, “Dope Joints For POTheads”, and has since been an iconic torchbearer for the West Rand.
Music video – Bhadala Baba feat. Anti-Bullshit
The Boom Bap Bandit is an eight track EP, which features the production of Empne, Anno Domini Beats, and P.O.T himself. But wait…. There’s more! On the one’s and two’s, he’s got cuts by Sizzor Hands, Tha Cutt, and once again, himself (is there anything he can’t do?). As far as featured artists go, he’s enlisted the services of Anti-Bullshit, Dice Mark, Safari, and drum roll please…. Diabolic (as in THE Diabolic). Now before I continue, if the aforementioned information doesn’t induce a sense of jealously, and a compulsive necessity to cop that shit, then you my friend, have no business in our “real” Hip Hop discussion.As always, P.O.T brings the heat and exhibits the qualities that are essential to transcending the everyday riff-raff we encounter on a regular basis. Each individual that was chosen to be a part of this project, adds something unique, and was meticulously selected to compliment his expression of the art form that he lives and breathes.
The Boom Bap Bandit EP is available for streaming on Soundcloud, or for download on Bandcamp, for the low price of $5 (Shout out to Ramaphosa for strengthening the Rand). Make sure you check it out, and support a local artist who’s putting in the work.
It’s almost the end of 2017, and what a year it’s been. The festive season is almost upon us, and we can’t wait to get the party started. In the rare event that you haven’t heard, Maribou State is playing live in South Africa in a few weeks, so it’s time to Save The Date, buy your tickets, and put on your dancing shoes. What better way to kick off the holiday season, than jamming till your feet can’t take anymore, and then some.
I know it’s been a minute, but I came out of the shadows to give ya’ll some of that crack that ya’ll been fiending for. We have been chronicling Chron Burgundy and Huck Finn’s recent journey building up to the release of their debut EP “New Rap City”, and guess what folks…. It’s finally arrived!!!!
Wassup all my Lalelani people. Today I got a little something special for ya’ll. I caught up with the homie Mr. Pretty So Slim himself, Inferno Williams, to discuss about himself, the industry, and what he’s got in-store for us in the near future.
On Saturday, Scrambles 4 Money – “Talk is Cheap 4” happened, and as depressed as I was for not being able to make it, we enlisted the help of another soldier of the streets to check it out and let us know how it all went down. Not only is he a general pushing the local underground/independent scene, as well as a prolific local emcee, but has battled in the Scrambles circuit and is highly respected in the scene. With no longer adieu, I introduce to you Anti-Bullshit aka Da HIP HOPrenuer. So homie, tell us how it all went down.
We live in an age where music and the essence of artistry, has been watered-down and corrupted corporate agenda’s. If video killed the radio star, commercial platforms …. killed artistic expression… Well almost. There’s an army of independant Hip Hop artists around the world that refuse to conform to the music industry, and challenge the current status quo. One of the soldiers on the frontline of the war between real/plastic, Hip Hop/ Hip Pop, fighting the good fight, is my man S!ck.
Calling all Hip Hop heads. I repeat, calling ALL Hip Hop heads. This Saturday is the highly anticipated Scrambles 4 Money – “Talk is Cheap 4”.
The event is going down on Saturday 29 October, at Grayscale – 33 DeKorte st. Braamfontein, doors open @11am and the battles start at 12:30pm, the event kicks off with the Draft League battles, and once that’s over, it’s going to be pure lyrical carnage. If you’re a part of the local Hip Hop culture, and follow the global battle scene, you’ll know that this is one of those events that you cannot miss. The fourth edition of “Talk is Cheap” is set to be the best one yet, featuring a whole host of South Africa’s top tier battle rappers, as well as 6 international contenders, who are coming to Mzanzi to try steak their claim as being part of the world finest.