DJ Speedsta’s highly anticiapted debut album called Bottlebrush Street is finally ready to drop and he has shared it’s album cover plus meaning on social media. From the tracklist, which he also shared, we can see that it will carry 11 tracks in total and have features from the likes of Riky Rick, Espiquet, Anatii, Frank Casino, Una Rams and more. Some tracks such as ‘Mayo’ and ‘Special Somebody’ we have already heard but there are about 5 new songs that will be gifted on drop date. The whole album’s cover has quite a deep story behind it which Speedsta explained on his tweets below:
Official “Bottlebrush Street” album tracklist. 5 years in the making. This is the best way to present myself. My debut album, Hope you love it!! soon come!!! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/LNgPoSBw0i
Top left, Pinedene Primary: My primary school, My nickname “Speedy” where “Speedsta” comes from was born here. Go check on the boards in the school hall what Lesego Nkaiseng used to do in 100m sprints, Long Jump, Relay & soccer. I then got introduced to a skateboard here.
I then met DJ Capital on Facebook and we started chatting. A month later I was on the same line up as him for some party at Wits. I’m still in high school, no car no nothing. Parents want me to finish school and leave all these “funny things” ?
I take a chance – I ask Capital if I can 1. Please sleep over at his house & 2. If he can please meet me at the half way house on the R59, a friend of mine was in matric and had a car but couldn’t drive “out the Vaal” He risked it all for me and took me to the halfway house.
Makhosini & Franky were working closely together doing urban student parties. I got lucky, they really liked me. A couple of girls also hyped me up after my set at Wits ? so I was like super in with them. One problem though, I WAS STILL IN SCHOOL ???♂️
I remember playing at Roxys for a “Campus Shutdown” on a Thursday night and I was writing my Maths Lit matric final paper on the Friday afternoon at 2 ???♂️ told my parents I’m going to a “study group” ?
I finished Matric & Moved to jhb. The rest is history.
Things have been great so far. I took my time on this album, literally took 5 years to make it. While making it – I managed to get 3 plaques & 2 awards not bad huh? ? so glad I can finally share my journey with everyone. Esp the ones who think all this was easy.
Things won’t always be ok, lots of sacrifice, lots of crying, lots of people leaving your life, lots of changes, lots of mistakes. Do me a favor and stop worrying about things that are out of your control. Just chill, keep doing your thing. It will (cont)
Some won’t like it, some will. But another human cannot define me, i live my honest truth. I have no weight on my shoulders whatsoever. If I’ve hurt you, I’m sorry! Unfortunately I can’t take it back, it’s done. I’m done with it too, mentally.