NEW MUSIC – MARIKANA: WE NEVER DIED

 

“Marikana: We Never Died” is the second political hip-hop single released on Long Talk 2 Freedom, following the release of “Mr President” in April, 2014. It is a work of protest art dealing with the Marikana massacre of August 16th, 2012, which took place at Lonmin Platinum Mine in Rustenburg, South Africa.

“As for political power/

34 dead over 50 Rands an-hour/

So if ’94 was a seed, what’s the sense in a seed if the seed never flowers?/”

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Credits:

Written, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh aka “Vice V”

New Music Alert: Dreams to Succeed

 

The lyrics to this song were written in 2008, when I was a first-year student at the University of Cape Town. I took a break from making hip-hop for a few years, but always hoped I would be able to record the idea in the future. Life has changed a lot since I first wrote it, but the general message still rings true.

I got the chance to record it when I linked up with a crew called Tiger.X late in 2013. Since then, I have been working on the mix and am happy to bring it to you now. An idea that has finally reached fruition, 5 years later! I hope you enjoy.

Credits: Produced, mixed, and mastered by Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh aka ‘Vice V’ Recorded by Tiger.X

Listen and download HERE

 

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New Release: The Madiba On Remix ft. Bambatha

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Stream the Madiba On Remix featuring Bambatha now!

This song is a tribute to the generation of freedom fighters who came before us, and a call for the current generation to own the precious freedoms that we have won while remembering the many social struggles that contemporary South Africa still demands that we confront.

Credits:

Produced, mixed and mastered by Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh aka “Vice V”
Recorded by Bambatha Mandela aka “Bambatha”
Lyrics by Vice V and Bambatha