Tuesday, 5 April 2016
Kwesta: Da Undisputed king of African Rap
Kwesta keeps turning up the heat with his smash hit single Ngud’ ft. Cassper Nyovest off DaKAR II – exceeding 1 million views, while maintaining the #1 most played local single at radio in the country. Since the album release 4 weeks ago, DaKAR II has found its way to the #1 position on SA’s retail chart while Kwesta has been on the ground, with the NgudTour reaching 6 provinces, comprised of a total of 26 dates from March 4 - April 4, 2016. Culminating on 09 April NgudFellaz is the million views celebration event taking place at Bahama Bar in Springs on the East Rand which will see Kwesta, Cassper & DJ Maphorisa performing together for the very first time. High on street credibility, relevance and cross-generational appeal – Kwesta’s lyrical genius, hallmark versatility and range is on full display on DaKAR II (2CD set) – featuring AKA, Busiswa, Yanga, OkMalumkoolKat, Bucie, DJ Maphorisa from Uhuru & Cassper Nyovest. Kwesta entered the mainstream 9 years ago with the release of his street anthem Shapa Fede and has since been an ever present factor in the growth of South African Hip-hop. With a catalogue that now includes 2 mixtapes and 4 albums (two of which are part of his DaKAR II double album) has advanced through the ranks over the years on the back of the strength of his records. Kwesta has released a slew of music in the form of features and remixes including DaKAR II since his award-winning sophomore release DaKAR in November 2013. In the time since his debut release he has earned the moniker co-lab King with the contributions he's made to single releases with everyone from Jabu Hlongwane & Mthunzi Namba to Fuzgish & Black Motion among a host of artist across the continent.