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Tumi goes deeper

2008-11-29 15:16
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Tumi on Politics…
In a previous interview, Tumi mentioned that he finds Jacob Zuma quite interesting and that he should be studied. This time around he predicted and believed Zuma would win and indeed “Umshini wami” won. Will JZ become our next president? Well for now at least, we’ll have to wait and see. Moving right along…

On making love
Previously, all Tumi had to say about love was that it’s complicated. This time he opens up by revealing that he’d love to write a song about making love to his fiancé. Yup, that’s right! Dude is in luuurve! So sorry soul sisters, the man’s taken. “You can be in a relationship and it can be cool to make love to your fiancé. It doesn’t have to be a one - night stand or a club thing or I’m the man, I picked up a girl last week type of thing. But (giggles) you need to be careful with that, otherwise you’re going to be like ah he's a freak!”

And the current state of hip-hop in Mzansi
My focus with hip-hop is really on the rest of the continent. So much happens in Kenya, Burkina Faso and Senegal. Their hip-hop gets to France, Europe and the rest of the world. But for some reason the connection between us and the rest of the continent is something that’s not really happening and that’s all I’m seeing right now. Yes we tour and see the rest of the world but it’s really about trying to get into the rest of Africa.

-Gugu Mkhabela
We hooked up with the lyrical and conscious m'rapper Tumi during the explosive Obz fest to chat about politics, making love and the state of hip-hop. This versatile MC hooked up a tight and unforgettable performance with classical strings, creating a tranquil and magnetic ambiance.

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