I joined Siya ‘Slikour’ Metane and Eusebius McKaiser for a discussion on whether SA hip-hop is too materialistic. Listen to it here
The music video for State Capture is here!
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“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?/”
Written, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh aka “Vice V”
Linked up with my boy Femi Nylander to produce this track. It was inspired by the work of #RhodesMustFall in Oxford!
Hope you enjoy!
Lyrics by Femi Nylander and Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh AKA “Vice V”
Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by Vice V
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
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.
Produced, mixed and mastered by Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh aka “Vice V”
Recorded by Bambatha Mandela aka “Bambatha”
Lyrics by Vice V and Bambatha
Watch and share the “Mr President” video from Vice V.
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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.