Nakhane’s Brave Confusion


Nakhane Touré spoke to Perdeby about some of the tracks on his debut album, Brave Confusion.

Tabula Rasa:
"Tabula Rasa" was written one afternoon after I had a fight with a friend of mine because I found out that he had double standards about certain things. If you listen to the lyrics, you can hear that they are quite sarcastic. There's a part where I say, "Are you disgusted yet? No? Well, I love you too." It's very sarcastic but I love him very much. We're still close. I heard about the word "tabula rasa", it's Latin. I downloaded a pronunciation on it and the pronunciation had a melodic thing about it that I liked. So I tried to figure it out on my guitar and that's how the chorus came about, by figuring it out the pronunciation of this word. I wrote the verses around that.

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Jack Parow arrested for “borrowing” boat

Afrikaans rapper Jack Parow has been arrested for allegedly disturbing the peace at a dam near Northam, where the Oppikoppi music festival will be taking place this weekend.

According to a press release, Parow and a friend were detained in the early hours of the morning at Vaalkop Dam after “borrowing” a boat. They eventually came back to shore after repeated calls through loud hailers.

Parow will spend the weekend in jail, missing his Oppikoppi set, which is scheduled for Friday evening.  

Jack Parow is currently unavailable for comment. 

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Tuks poet impresses Khuli Chana


Last Thursday Tuks students were treated to a visit by multiple SAMA award winning Hip Hop artist Khuli Chana. He was here as part of the 2013 Blackberry Khuli Chana campus tour in search of SA’s next big talent.

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Yeezus: delusions of grandeur


Kanye West has a point to make. He has transformed himself into a god not only because he probably thinks he is a god, but because we think he is. As one of the hip-hop greats of the last few years, one frequently hears how Kanye West can seemingly do no wrong. And true to his style, he is satirising this belief in the form of his sixth solo album, Yeezus. It seems that this album was supposed to be our generation’s version of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Ozymandias. However, with a lazy and ill-conceived title like Yeezus, the result has lived up to all of the expectations – and not in a good way.

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Dan Patlansky, 20 Stones album review

Beloved blues maestro Dan Patlansky is back with 20 Stones, his fifth studio album.

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