South African hip-hop star K.O has dropped a new freestyle titled “SWave Freestyle,” accompanied by a captivating music video. The track, which is both boastful and introspective, sees K.O tackling a wide range of topics, from the current state of the South African hip-hop scene to his own personal experiences.
One of the most poignant moments in the freestyle comes when K.O reflects on the passing of fellow rapper AKA and its impact on the industry. He laments the loss of the competitive spirit that AKA embodied and suggests that the current generation of rappers lacks authenticity.
“Ngapha uKairo’s father’s really gone and we all miss him/ The competitive nature of this industry gone with him/ Was really the sauce in it/ You rappers ain’t authentic…,” he raps.
K.O also opens up about the difficult decision to close down his record label, Skhanda World. He reveals that the company was operating at a loss and that he had to make sacrifices to keep it afloat.
“Saddens me I had to close the door on signing talent/ By putting him under my wing, I thought it would propel him/ I was sacrificing more than I could fathom…”
“SWave Freestyle” is a powerful and personal freestyle that showcases K.O’s skills as both a rapper and a songwriter. The accompanying music video adds another layer of depth to the track, providing viewers with a visual representation of K.O’s emotions and experiences.
If you’re a fan of K.O or South African hip-hop in general, then “SWave Freestyle” is definitely worth checking out. The track is sure to spark conversation and debate, and it’s a testament to K.O’s status as one of the most important voices in South African music.