Leave for a few spats and typical mudslinging between cats and their detractors, this past season has spelled a zen and hushed atmosphere for the South African Hip Hop landscape. And when the beefs did erupt, they raged quietly to minimal cultural mayhem.
But on Friday, Big Zulu scorched the scenes with the release of his diss track '150 Bars (Ke Hip Hop Dawg)'. While most diss tracks would typically target one or two rivals, the seething track boldly punishes a number of SA Hip Hop's most buzzworthy incumbents. The list of those lambasted includes the likes of Emtee, Cassper Nyovest, Kwesta, AKA, and among others, Stogie T.
The duration of the song is only 2:20. But the Inkaba Records boss unleashes back-to-back bars and blows in a matter that is efficient and ruthless.
The track drops ahead of Big Zulu's looming collaborative offering with Nasty C and Patoranking.
It also arrives as rappers collectively hint at the "revival" of SA Hip Hop. On the same day, Cassper Nyovest made a return to his Hip Hop roots in the debut of his new single 'Put Your Hands Up', while K.O dropped 'Sete' with Blxckie and Young Stunna.
Priddy Ugly also accepted a challenge to take on Cassper Nyovest in a boxing match.
Something is definitely in the air!
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