Hip Hop Thursday: Zola – Mdlwembe

A Little bit unconventional, but this is still Hip Hop. In 2006 I went on a service project to South Africa with school and those 10 days were crazy. It was the first of a few trips abroad over the last few years that truly opened my eyes (even though that’s clique). At the school we were doing service projects out from we met some awesome students there all with backstories. While we were out there we watched a SA film called ‘Tsotsi’ which shows the life of a male youth growing up in the slums of Soweto. I recommend checking the film out if you haven’t seen it, its very powerful and it held more significance for us because one of the guys at the school grew up in Soweto.

Anyway, one of the characters in the film is this guy Zola. He plays the local gang leader/Kingpin in Soweto. Out of the film, Zola is a South African Rapper (slightly different style to Die Antewoord). This track Mdlwembe is the soundtrack to the film, and even though I have no idea what he’s saying it still sounds good. Check out the film, and I hope you like this.

J

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