Riky Rick skipped much cavorting when accepting his Metro FM Award this past weekend.
Instead the chart topper turned fashion icon unleashed a verbal onslaught on the South African music industry when collecting the award for Best Hit Single at the ceremony held at the ICC on Saturday night.
During the now much talked about speech, the Sidlukotini rapper tore South African radio to shreds for being corrupt.
He also went on to bring the legitimacy of award shows into question, indulging ongoing speculation about local award shows (and radio airplay) being bought out by prominent music labels.
“Shout out to all the kids that never get on radio… that can’t get their songs played on radio because they don’t have enough money”, he jibed.
He went to to add that “90 % of the s*** I hear on radio is garbage”, which was quite an ironic statement considering that he was accepting an award by a national radio station.
More ironic is the fact that he is signed to Mabala Noise, who were the main subject during the award purchasing debates that later ensued after Nasty C’s Hell Naw beat out the likes of Babes Wodumo’s Wololo and Kwesta’s Ngud to being named Song Of The Year.
Amongst those who took aim at the authenticity of the wins was Julius Malema, who referred to the event as ‘Mom Ruby’s Shebeen’, as well as rapper L Tido, who also openly tweeted about the Song Of The Year result being a tell tale sign there’s something dodgy happening in the business.
And now there’s rife speculation that he might have officially parted ways with Mabala Noise.
The rapper, who just recently flew back in the country from his trip to Italy, where he enjoyed some time at the Gucci headquarters rubbing shoulders with like minded fashion icons like A$AP Rocky, has now removed the emerging record label from his his social media bio’s.
Is he done with the music label, or is he just really dealing with a big warning from the bosses? We’ll be keeping you posted!
K.O Reveals Third Album Details – Everything We Know
K.O has announced his third solo project.
On Monday, K.O delighted fans when he not only announced his long awaited third solo studio album, but also revealed the album artwork, along with the title.
Slated for release on September 27th, K.O’s third solo project is called PTY UnLTD.
Perfectly synchronised to launch along with the looming summer, the album will premiere during the commercial peak of his latest hit, Say U Will, the simmering collaborative joint that saw him team up with the beautiful Nandi Madida.
The songbird has been celebrating her first ever number one, which also marks KO’s successful revival.
PTY UnLTD will also come just months after the Cashtime catalogue was availed across digital streaming platforms earlier this year. “It’s a piece of history we wanted to preserve”, he told QuenchSA in an exclusive interview, in which he also began laying out the elements which will define his next sonic ecosystem.
The sound will not adhere to the trappings of Skhanda, the Hip Hop and Kwaito fusion he masterfully pioneered and popularised with his previous works. It’s a fresh start for K.O, who sees the successes of his recent releases – which includes Supa Dupa – as keys unlocking his next chapter.
“What I have coming up is gonna be appreciated on a large scale, just based on where I am. I think I found my feet again. I can’t wait for people to hear”, he told QuenchSA.
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Black Coffee and Usher Team Up On ‘Lalala’
Usher’s smooth vocals luxuriate catchy hooks over Black Coffee’s distinct productions in fresh collaborative number.
On Tuesday, Black Coffee and Usher Lalala, a catchy dance number maximising on the creative potential of Coffee’s superior production skills and Usher’s powerful vocals.
The rhythmic joint, which comes nearly a year after the two first wet the musical appetites of their fans with snaps showcasing their budding friendship when Usher touched down in South Africa for his performance at the Global Citizen Festival, finds Usher luxuriating Coffee’s lush and summer calling instrumentals.
Lalala, which marks the globally celebrated DJ’s triumphant return to the charts since the debut of last year’s Drive, also solidifies Black Coffee’s pursuit to enter the American market.
Recently, Black Coffee has executed high powered collaborations with a slew of top international acts, a list which includes Drake, Jorja Smith and Alicia Keys.
Tshego Performs ‘No Lies’ At Pink Panther Album Listening Session
Tshego delivered some smooth vocals on the lush performance of No Ties, the first single from his looming Pink Panther album, which will premiere on Friday, August 30th. The singer took us through a few songs as he invited us into the soundscape of the long await project.