Brazil-based DJ/producer/global bass fiend Maga Bo hooked up with Cape Town's African Dope Records crew to make "Nqayi," filmed in Cape Town's Guguletu township. According to Maga Bo, this track is "a slow hybrid baile funk/macumba/ragga beat sung in Xhosa and English. The lyrics talk about the difficulties faced by youth in townships today and how society tries to force them to drink and take drugs. Nqayi means baldhead and refers to fake rastas posturing themselves, but then bending over to the pressures of society and shaving their locks." Until we learn Xhosa we will take his word for it and jam it out cause the track is ill. See also: our Dutty Artz feature in our latest issue.
Video: Maga Bo f. Teba, “Nqayi”
May 21, 2009