By Thabo Motsieloa
Emtee has being around for a long time and has delivered so many hits in the South African music industry.
He recently released his third solo studio album named after his second born child Logan. He released the album independently in his new record label Emtee Records, which happens to sign unknown, up and coming artists from all around South African.
The album takes off with a song called Revolutionary, were he goes straight in about family, haters, fighting depression e.t.c which is the premise of the whole album basically. So he kind of lays the skeleton of what the album is exactly about. He also has a song named after the album title, were he talks about the birth of his child and how he loves him. I couldn’t help but compare it to ‘Avery’, a song about his first born child. Both songs are incredibly out of this world. He also added singles he released a year ago ‘Wave’ and ‘Brand new day’, which is really puzzling and a low light on the album for me.
All in all, the album is awesome. The kid never disappoints. My highlights are a song called ‘Uzoyimela’ (one of my favourites) featuring Gamba, a relatively new Malawi-born rapper raping in Chichewa and I’m also excited about his new single ‘Laqhasha’ feat. Lolly Native and Flash Ikumkani were he references S’gudi S’naysi, a 90’s popular television show about a loan shark called Laqhasha who limps and has a wooden stick from a pick axe knocking on doors asking for his payments. So it’s basically a ’fuck you, pay me’ song. If you know me, you know I’m a sucker for references, so that’s also one of my favourite songs on the album.
I got everything I was expecting and more. The raps, the cadence and hooks. Emtee is the king of hooks in South Africa. I’d highly recommend you give it a listen if you haven’t already.