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WATCH: Turn up the volume on Tumi’s new sound

2016-12-02 21:00
Stogie T, Nadia Nakai
Stogie T, Nadia Nakai (Photo: Screengrab, YouTube)

Cape Town - The artist formerly known as Tumi is back as ‘Stogie T’ with a tour, a new single Diamond Walk and a self-titled album that signifies the powerful SA hip-hop movement.

Why the name change? Tumi’s latest incarnation as Stogie T is as real as keepin' it real can get, according to the rapper. 

Past collaborator Da LES appears on Freakend. The songs is a tale of love and lust in a city known more for its gold than its tendency to crush grown men to a pulp under the pressure to turn their carbon-soaked dreams into diamonds. 

New generation hitmakers Emtee, Nadia Nakai and Nasty C register momentous guest appearances, the former two’s spots shared, respectively, with emcee Yanga on By any means and Tribal, who provides the swooning hook to #FF, the musical equivalent of what gets discussed in the Twilight hour’s Twitter DMs before manifesting as coy cues in Whatsapp conversations, and then getting enacted in real life.

Watch the video for Diamond Walk - which features an appearance from Nadia Nakai here:

Hear Stogie T's collab with Nasty C, titled Clean Stuff, here: