Music is a universal language so we have heard countless times before. I took the time to listen to a collaborative album by two of Pitori talented rappers (Joint Pusher and Stan B) making waves in their own right. The album was released on the December 3rd 2017 and has been distributed independently by the two collaborating artists with free deliveries in between Pretoria and Johannesburg.
Jumping straight to the business of the day which is the album itself and if it’s worth your money or not in my personal opinion. Having listened to music by both artists before (Stan B & Joint Pusher) I was rather curious of what kind of sound they would present as one can argue they have varying sounds all together. Stan B is what I would call a commercial artist taking into account his previous street bangers which earned him numerous features on both TV and Radio. On the other hand Joint Pusher is more on the conscious/underground scene with projects like Pushers Anonymous Freestyle Tape and sharing the stage with the likes of Talib Kweli.
DIDUMANE is a kasi term which means Well-Known and both artists track record justifies such a notion. The album itself has a very distinct sound, original and with songs which can be an earworm (popular). The lyrical content is on point and the production top of the range. These artists played their parts justly and complemented each other collectively. I like the fact that they didn’t try stoop to what everyone out there is trying to do with the clichéd trap sound which has recently become a norm in the local hip hop scenery.
The jargons and lingo used on the album highlights the artists geographical background which I believe can be enjoyed by both the young ones and matured listeners. Matters addressed on the album are real factors we encounter on a daily basis, especially the young black youth living in our times. I managed to listen to the album from track 1 till the last track about four to five times without skipping a single track. It’s for this reason I give the album 4/5 stars. I believe the last star would have been earned if there we a couple of features with other upcoming talented rappers from Pretoria, after all it’s the responsibility of DIDUMANE to share a bit of their spotlight with those following in their foot-steps.
From me and your most reliable source of local talent we say go out and get your own copy, even better it will be delivered to your doorstep if you call on DIDUMANE.
I managed to interview Stan B about the project and this is what he had to say:
Q. Let me start by welcoming you to Tsa Pitori Online Magazine and congratulate you on the release of your album with Joint Pusher, how did that come about?
Stan B: Thank you, Joint Pusher is a very dope producer, every time I went to his studio I would cook a joint with him and eventually we decided to hook up a joint album together.
Q. What were you looking to achieve with this collaboration?
Stan B: We needed to do something that is different and still says PTA when you listen to it.
Q. Who else did you work with on this album?
Stan B: We featured Shynin Armour on a track called “look at you”, who is also responsible for the album artwork, we also visited a very talented guitarist and musician Stanley Vukeya on “Swigono” and “vavasati”.
Q. Are there any singles which are currently being promoted on the album?
Stan B: We are currently pushing “Saturday Sunday” and “Swigono”.
Q. Where can your fans and followers get the album and for how much?
Stan B: So far anyone who wants the album can contact me or Joint Pusher through our Facebook accounts for delivery arrangements, it’s R50 a copy.
Q. Any music videos you have released for the album?
Stan B: We have music videos for both singles which can be viewed on my YouTube channel www.youtube.com/stanbpolarbear
Q. Where can you fans see you performing and promoting the album?
Stan B: We will be having pop ups at a dope spot and parks near you as from February so please make sure you have liked both our Facebook pages for updates.
Q. Any final words to your fans and followers?
Stan B: Make sure you get this album it’s worth a listen, show love and support local. Blessings!
That’s all we have for you regarding DIDUMANE now make sure you do like Abuti Nice says and support local, from me and Tsa Pitori Online Magazine #ladi_jaja?
By: DAVE BALO