AKA on Tuesday released Star Signs, the first single from his highly anticipated third studio album. The song comes just days after the rapper promised fans new music ahead of his 30th birthday on January 26th.
Now atop South African iTunes merely hours after being availed for your coins, the single features distinguished Hip Hop lyricist Stogie T, whose verse on the track is laced with sublimated wordplays that do the likes of Cassper Nyovest and Riky Rick dirty.
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A certain ‘Queen B’ also gets mentioned with references to bad grammar but breaking that one down is beyond the scope of this article (Thanks for understanding 😋)
It makes sense, the collaboration.
AKA and Stogie T have more in common than their well celebrated artistic virtuosity. They are both judges on The Hustle, and, they share rivals.
The rappers revive their collaborative chemistry on the mid-tempo bop as they dish out multiple references for the culture. The two, who previously collaborated on Miss Joburg, partner up to deliver multiple meanings and a potent hook on the song that potentially sets the pace and mood for AKA’s next solo body of work after Be Careful What You Wish For.
Amongst other quotables in AKA’s autotuned verses, he lashes local rappers for foregoing their heritage “trying to sound American”, a charge he once tossed on Twitter during one of his occasional, impassioned culture reconnoiters.
That said, it is Stogie T’s verse that has sparked more reactions on social media, thanks to double entendres that drag aforementioned rivals to filth.
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