Kabza De Small is featured on Pervader’s single ‘City Dreams’, but as Papta Mancane, which seems to be his rapper alter ego. On the song, both Young Stunna and Papta Mancane spit melodic verses; honestly, the song feels like it could belong to Emtee.
Young Stunna, who started out as a hip-hop artist, blew up last year as an amapiano act through ‘Adiwele’, a slapper produced by Kabza De Small. On ‘City Dreams’, he makes his way back to the bando over a mellow trap beat that’s reminiscent of Ruff’s production.
Papta Mancane’s verse is delivered in a high-pitch tone towards the end of the song, and it’s a cross between singing and rapping, a standard in modern hip-hop.
It looks like Maphorisa is rubbing off nicely on Kabza. DJ Maphorisa’s rapper alter ego Madumane has been killing verses on amapiano songs in the last few years. He is unbelievably good, in the past there have been rumours that someone ghost-writes for him. Sizwe Alakine and K.O have both been suspected by fans to be behind Madumane’s show-stealing verses. But neither of them has admitted to ever penning any of his verses.
Only time will tell if Papta Mancane will be as prolific as Madumane.
Listen to ‘City Dreams’ by Pervader featuring Young Stunna and Papta Mancane on Apple Music and Spotify.