Kwesta pushes the boundaries
Johannesburg - Kwesta has always been one of the most innovative hip-hop acts in the country, and 2016 is proving to be no different for the rapper.
Not only has Kwesta decided to release a double disc album (which in virtually unheard of in hip-hop) but he's also got tongues wagging after his latest artsy music video dropped recently, with some labelling the video as anti hip-hop and over complicated.
Not that Kwesta cares at all, he was recently interviewed by SlikourOnLife and said his new album is all about breaking down walls of how people see him.
"I want it to feel like I'm tearing down walls. Both personally and in terms of how people perceive me and my music. I'm very unapologetic about a lot of the things I say, and I'm very brutally honest," he says.
"I'm okay with who I am and what I think. I'm not trying to fit that into the game. I'm literally just making music and putting it out there. These are my stories, and if you don't want to hear it, don't buy it- that's the feel," he adds.
Kwesta is notoriously shy to do collaborations, preferring to work in isolation, but his album will feature a host of big names (Including Cassper Nyovest, Riky Rick, AKA and Busiswa) as he attempts to open up a little and expose his sound to other influences.
The album, Dakar 2, is out on the 27th of November, but you can take a peek at the star-studded tracklist now: