Using the instrument of hip hop and clever rap references, Yanga Chief has a new song out today that details all of South Africa’s current affairs in the consciously charged single called ‘Manelo’. Recently announcing his upcoming debut album POPSTAR, this is the follow up single to ‘BBAF’ that takes an in depth look at some of the issues plaguing the country and its people from unemployment to poverty, politics, corruption and more.
Using music to express some citizen observation, ‘Manelo’ is said to be a poetic report set over a melo tempo, which sets the tone for the rapper’s open letter to Madiba. Yanga Chief steers clear of political bias but takes a more socially conscious approach on his verses that use an in-depth narrative on the ongoing downfall state of the nation filled with real-life affairs that are far from the premise of a free nation – something Nelson Mandela heroes and advocated for.
Yanga Chief ‘s POPSTAR album drop on the 27th of November.