September’s Very Own is On

If every month could litter its own rapper and stand proud there are a few which can hold their own. Do you remember these rap lines? “june one six seven one/ the day mama pushed me out her womb told me ‘nigga get paid’”. Ja, that was June’s very own rapper Tupac Shakur yelling props.

Now fourteen years later October has Drake while September’s own rapper is a Bushbuckridge emcee called Young Kay-Cee. Swagger-laced lyrics popping on oft-auto-tuned deliveries lay a blue carpet for this 18-year old’s introduction to a game that does not tolerate mediocrity.

Young Kay-Cee’s real name is Kamogelo Namane and he has been holding his own down since he burst into the scene during the Luv Ur Hood sessions at Ga-Kabila, Acornhoek and other Bushbuckridge locations. His first real media breakthrough came in Masta H’s 2011 release Mapulaneng Mixtape Volume One on a track titled 1, 2, 3 Mabhebeza with KFB.

After that glare he has been seen at various sessions dropping ill rhymes. There has been criticism though; often valid; often not since every generation is entitled to its own ‘unique’ style. Truth is that rap has lost its street witness (poetic) creds and very few rappers are telling tales about funerals, drive-by shootings, teenage pregnancy, drug abuse and socio-political messages. If you do that you are called ‘deep, underground or conscious’. You don’t receive the same mainstream acceptance that Nas, Biggie and Tupac enjoyed when they covered these beats.

Rappers of the new millennium often relate stories about the cars they drive, cribs they screw b-tches in, bottles they pop, clothes they wear and whose swag drips the most. It often tastes crass.
While Young Kay-Cee does not really fall into any of the two aforementioned categories, what stands out is that he is the next big thing in South Afrika as he kicks ass big time. He’s neither AB Crazy, Kwesta, Morale, Maggs or L-Tido. He is one of standout rappers featured in the upcoming Masta H album, Mapulaneng Volume II with his kick ass solo ride ‘We On’. He also features on one other song with his All Star partners in crime Masta H and KFB.

Masta H’s Mapulaneng Volume II will hit the streets in October 2011.

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