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?/”

#MarikanaWeNeverDied

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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

 

 

Breaking: Mr President Music Video to be Released

 

Yesterday, on Power Talk on Power FM with Eusebius McKaiser, it was announced that I will be releasing a music video for “Mr President”. The story of this video is amazing: I got an email a few days after the song was released from a South African film-maker who felt the song and was prepared to do a video for it to amplify the message. We are working on a really tight timeline but have committed to getting the video out next week. I am really excited about this – I think the video has the potential to take the song over the top and perhaps be a historic piece of art in its own right. Goes to show what can happen when South Africans come together around a cause. Look out for the vid!

Listen to the announcement on the “Mr President” video at the end of this podcast! Was enjoying the interview so much that I had to be reminded at the end that I had an announcement to make.

The long talk continues.