AKA Says He Wants SA Hip Hop To Shift Away From Sounding Like Metro Boomin’ Knock Offs

AKA’s Caiphus Song video debuted on Trace Urban and Trace Africa yesterday to wide spread positive social media commentary. Fans and media took to Twitter to express their sentiments about the video making CaiphusSongVid a trending topic in South Africa.  Cast in lead roles, Jessica Nkosi and Warren Masemola were highlights for many, as numerous people commented on their chemistry together and their steamy “must watch” kiss.

Speaking on the motivation for a truely South African sound, AKA said:

“I’m not here to inspire artists. I’m here to inspire people, regular people. I want them to be patriotic. Patriotic in their love and appreciation for the sound of South Africa that we are trying to create and not Metro Boomin’ knock offs. I want people to see the difference between artists more worried about the label of the clothes on their backs than the flows on their tracks, and artists like myself. I want people to appreciate their own stories and aesthetic, like this video. I want people to feel connected.”  

Watch Caiphus Song video below


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