It's the album that single handedly catapulted Kwesta not only to the top of the charts, but to the forefront of the culture's gaze. Da Kar II, which was in 2019 certified Diamond by the Recording Industry of South Africa, offically turned four years old on Wednesday, February 26th! To put it simply, we haven't had a full body of work from the rapper since he shook the table and revolutionised the soundscape with his masterpiece.
On this day back in 2016, Kwesta premiered an 11-track project which spawned a bevy of chart topping street anthems. Ngud, featuring Cassper Nyovest, Ngiyazifela with Thabsie's lush vocals and Mayibabo with DJ Maphorisa, DJ Buckz and OkMalumkoolkat all went on to become some of the biggest songs during that year and beyond. The album is said to sold over 300 000 copies in South Africa, making it one of the best selling South African albums of all time.
The sophomore offering also propelled Kwesta to the throne. Since then, he's been unleashing back to back blockbuster hits, a couple which have boast high powered collaborations with leading American rappers. On Spirit, which captured the spirit of Ngud and gave it an elevated spin, Kwesta worked with Wale. Proving that he's risen to the highest echelons of the game, Kwesta did it again when he released I Came I Saw with Rick Ross, as well as Run It Up with Rich Homie Quan.
Other big time bangers released by Kwesta over the last few years include Vur Vai and more recently, Khethile Khethile.
With so much done after the release of the critically lauded DaKAR II, we can only imagine the dimensions the next album will be touching! And to celebrate the milestone, Channel O will be featuring Kwesta's best works on Strictly, airing Mondays to Fridays at 17:00!
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