June 16 1976 is a very important day in South Africa’s history. The imperative nature of the day lingers in all of South African’s hearts. Names like Tsietsi Mashinini and Hector Peterson emanate from any conversation that sparks about the unforgettable day.
36 years later we have a posse of 16 MC’s detail their opinion and commemorate this legendary day in 16 bars each. Below is the full list and a little resume of each.
Hip hop is not all about skimpily clad women or fancy cars. Hip Hop is life.
Respected wordsmith, just released TZ Deluxe with Tumi and has a plethora of quotables.
Known for some of his work with Beats Against the Beast collective. Vernac lyricist
Da Kid X
Full Clip graduate and member of Cashtime Fam. Talented wordsmith as well
Xhosa talented female MC. She has been called a reminiscence of a young Lauryn Hill
Vocalist of note. Appears on Reason’s album Audio 3D on the track “A lot on my mind”
Rapper/ producer. Produced for Proverb and rumoured to be part of the production credits for N’veigh’s album
Harare bred rapper/ singer/ songwriter
Research of the MC proved futile, please share any info you may have on this MC
Legendary wordsmith part of the Optical Illusion clique. Had a verse in the unfathomable classic “Heavy 8”
SAMA nominee for “All or Nothing” album. He is one quarter of Glitz Gang
A respected female MC who graced multiple Hype magazine compilations. Had the banging song “Breathe”
The BFG means Big Fukn Gun. Formely known as K-Blaq from the group Mikrophonic Tungs
Cape Town’s MC who dropped “What have you done my brother” featuring Tumi and Reason
Cap City representer, part of W3K (When We Were Kings) with Flex Boogie and is featured on the currently high rotation “You Can Have It” by Trompie
Motif Records signing, opened for Reason at the #A3D Launch. Had the song “What is a Perfecto” on the soundtrack of the movie Otelo Burning
From Tumi’s tweets, he is the mastermind of the #16sfor16 idea. Sophomore album Audio 3D in stores 30 June (Review tomorrow)
Click here to download the track http://www.sendspace.com/file/00y0da