Cape Town artist delivers his own coming of age story on Kintsugi Sipho the Gift returns to release his Kintsugi EP. Named for the ancient Japanese practice of repairing broken pottery with precious metals like gold or platinum, the sophomore album sees socially conscious Cape Town rapper Sipho the Gift evolve both musically and philosophically. Kintsugi also serves as . . .
Sipho the Gift drops 2nd single of Kintsugi EP South Africa’s Sipho the Gift is gearing up his Kintsugi EP release and drops “The Long Way Home.” He’s been gone for a while, but he’s back and hasn’t lost a step. His raps are direct, smooth but strong enough to let listeners know he means business. . . .
10/20/2015 has arrived and it is a special day for the artist Sipho the Gift. But first, let’s take a look at this day in musical history. On this day in the past: Three members of the rap group 2 Live Crew are acquitted of obscenity charges in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Elton John’s single “Crocodile . . .
Sipho the Gift links up with frequent collaborator Well$, to bring us “Come Thru For U”. This new single is one of 12 tracks on his upcoming mixtape, “Coming Of Age”, executive produced by Sipho himself. Sipho handled the production on this cut and I’m impressed. As I keep up with his music, I can tell that . . .
Sipho the Gift ups the energy in his latest release, “Feeling the Vibe”. It’s a self produced cut that finds Sipho hitting us with a fast-paced flow that transitions into his catchy hook. What’s great about this track is that it is so catchy, but Sipho manages to keep the content at a high level. . . .
South African rapper/producer Sipho The Gift drops off his latest, “To The Boy That I Used To Be”. With Well$ featuring on the hook, the self produced song finds Sipho talking to his younger self in an apologetic tone. Sipho describes it as “an introspective ode to my younger self that came about through some soul . . .
Twenty-one year old South African producer Sipho the Gift is a man of many hats. You may recognize his name from production with artist such as King Mez and Well$. Today Sipho switched roles and entered the ring as an emcee alongside Well$ to bring us “Somewhere.” The track is the first single off of . . .
North Carolina’s Well$ recruits fellow Charlotte emcee, Deniro Farrar, for a tour of Charlotte’s less-frequented areas, like abandoned warehouses, project streets, and even a graveyard in the “’98 Juvie (Remix)” video. The two pay homage to Juvenile over a powerful and dramatic instrumental, courtesy of Sipho The Gift. It’s gritty, aggressive, and stirs a conviction like no other. . . .
Well$ shows restrained rage throughout “Coldest Heart.” The Congolese-American emcee is confident and sharp over percussion-heavy percussion courtesy of Sipho The Gift. Well$ claims his arrogance proudly, citing all the cold shoulders he received in the past as his motivation. Look for more releases from this North Carolina resident in the near future.
Carolinian rhymesayer Well$ speaks on the influence of time in his life in different ways with “Clocks.” Airy, ethereal production by Sipho The Gift and Alec Lomami sets the tone for some thoughtful, reflective lyrics from the rising talent. Kendrick Lamar fans will hear a familiar sample incorporated into the chorus. Stream “Clocks” below.
Congolese-American rapper Well$ has been on a tear ever since the release of his project MTSYD: Revenge of the African Booty Scratcher last Spring. The 20 year old emcee out of North Carolina was a nominee for the XXL 2015 Freshman 10th spot, among other notable accomplishments. Well$’s drive to constantly improve derives from way back when . . .