Riky Rick (Photo: Instagram.com/rikyrickworld)
The single which sounds like a summer anthem features Cassper Nyovest and Professor with production from Major League DJs and Ali Keys.
“I made the beat first and after that I sat with it for a while and then I recorded the hook. I had had that hook in my head for almost three to four years. Cassper (Nyovest) jumped on the track naturally because he’s really the king of kwaito verses. Professor heard it in my car and asked me to send the record and he sent me back the vocals the next day” said the rapper affectionately known as King Kotini.
Speaking on how invested his fans have been on the release of Stay Shining, Riky Rick dedicates this very inspirational song to them:
“It’s always a blessing when you can get the fans to be excited about the music that’s coming out. The concept of Stay Shining for me speaks to everyone. It’s really about getting up when you really down; not feeling sorry for yourself when you down; just constantly trying to get up and trying to stay up,” he said.
Here’s a look at the single artwork: