Mayuyuka Kaunda

Critic

South Africa

Mayuyuka Kaunda is a contributing writer for OkayAfrica Magazine

Strings and Bling

Date: 06 Jul 2018 Category: Music
7.0 Rating
In his second shot at delivering a South African hip-hop classic, Nasty C didn't so much as disappoint, but overcompensate. This trait isn't unique to him. What's the value of 10 minutes? You'd probably get 10 different answers from 10 people. For the formidable South African rapper and producer Nasty C, it could be a classic. That's if he'd shaved those minutes off his brand-new album Strings And Bling. With his latest drop, he's survived ...

Outside

Date: 26 Jan 2018 Category: Music
9.0 Rating
In his latest full-length Outside, Burna Boy confirms his prowess as a genre-hopping genius. He effortlessly dabbles in afropop, dancehall, R&B; and ragga, all with a tinge of the thumping bass prevalent in recent hip-hop releases. He does all this with a purposeful approach, linking his sound to a number of themes throughout. The album opens with "More Life," a slow piano-based intro that couldn't actually prepare you for the pleasant sur ...