Monday, June 07, 2004

Slate - Skwatta Camp is rapping for the people

"We've aligned our music strongly with the economic struggle, with what people are going through," 21-year-old Shugsmakx told me as he sipped on a fruit shake, which he pushed out of frame before I took his photograph, so that he'd look tough. "We are the youth. We have a voice and need to speak. … We talk about things that happen around us, we just reflect the world."

Sowetan-born Shugasmakx and his six partners did just that by composing the controversial song "Politics," from Skwatta Camp's 2002 album, Khut en Joyn, which ruffled some ANC feathers when it hit the airwaves. Skwatta Camp effectively took the liberation struggle's old tool, repackaged it, and unleashed on its inventor.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Justin said...

SK is ruffling the right feathers. Creating crontroversy is the way to their success and our enjoyment as fans. Take a look at Shady, how big has "White America" and "mosh" made his reputation, basically spitting in the face of the AMERICAN government. Lets hope this is only the begining. SK you keep them beats comming and you got the support of the youth you'll be leading. To lebo and the boys you heat That Shizzy up.

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Justin said...

SK is ruffling the right feathers. Creating crontroversy is the way to their success and our enjoyment as fans. Take a look at Shady, how big has "White America" and "mosh" made his reputation, basically spitting in the face of the AMERICAN government. Lets hope this is only the begining. SK you keep them beats comming and you got the support of the youth you'll be leading. To lebo and the boys you heat That Shizzy up.

6:55 PM  

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