Gully and Gangsta

 

With a signature smooth, rich voice that sounds like he’s been gargling with whiskey since the age of 13 – this Katlehong, native is a SAMA winner, Metro FM Music Award winner and his last album was certified 10 times Platinum, spawning hit singles that have become African anthems.

From keeping busy during lockdown, to rapping in vernac, to the sometimes warped mentality of celebrity culture, Kwesta talks openly and honestly about his meteoric rise to being one of the most beloved rappers in Africa, as he prepares to drop his third album that’s been four years in the making. 

Outro Song: “Ngud”  Apple Music, Spotify and Youtube

 

Featured tracks:

 

The Finesse: Spotify 

Njandini: Spotify 

Kwesta feat Wale – Spirit Apple Music Spotify 

Kwesta ft Cassper Nyovest – Ngud Apple Music Spotify 

 

A huge shout out to RapLyf and Sony Music Entertainment Africa for doing the most, we really appreciate your support in bringing this podcast to life.

 

Extra reading:

Riky Rick

Cotton Fest

RapLyf

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Hosted by Tecla Ciolfi, curator & editor of South African music website Texx and the City, Texx Talks is a look behind the curtain at what fuels your favourite musicians – from Mzansi to the world.

Season 2 features Kwesta, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Early B, Goodluck, Culoe De Song, Karen Zoid, Msaki and Passenger who share their highs, their lows and the secret to their continued successes, in frank deep-dive discussions.

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