Read out review of SA Hip Hop star, Kwesta’s brand new album “g.o.d Guluva”.
Mzansi rapper, Kwesta recently released his highly anticipated project, “g.o.d Guluva” and we can assure you that it is certainly not a miss. The talented emcee first promoted the project with two solid singles “Fire In The Ghetto” featuring Troublle, and “Who I Am”.
Straight from the first two released singles, fans knew they were in for a good time. The album was finally released on the last day of April, and it has already gained praise from SA Hip Hop followers. It also features contributions from some of the industry’s big names including Yanga Chief, TLT, Makwa, K.O, Focalistic, Bassie, Reason, Kid X, Thabsie, Zingah, and Umzulu Phaqa.
“g.o.d Guluva starts off with a laid back vibe on the joint “Thandazani (Intro)” which features contributions from Yanga Chief. The song poses a ton of questions all centred on love. The instrumental of the song is just as attention grabbing as the song lyrics. The delivery feels just like it is being delivered in a movie. There is a perfect blend of everything, from vocal delivery, Adlibs, emotions, instrumental, and all. This may be the perfect intro for a project that we have heard this year.
One major beauty of the project is that the production of each song is top notch. The instrumentals lead the way into track 2 tagged “Snakes In The Crib”. The song is up tempoed, a step up from the first track. It is mildly chaotic, just the right amount of clashes, the kind that syncs. Kwesta also delivers the kind of performance that reminds us why we love him.
“Dulas” featuring TLT follows as even more anticipation builds. This might just be the perfect joint to jam to with fellow fans of Hip Hop. “You thought you had angels watching over you, well time flies”; Kwesta proves his lyricism is still top notch. The song possesses the perfect tempo, a great vibe and rhythm to nod and swing to. “Phuma Sathane” opens with a very memorable hook. It is the kind that sticks to you easily. He rides solo on the song which has very simple instrumentals, with just the right reverb. We love that line “I snap, Thanos”. Kwesta lyrics are mildly witty, in a way that makes you get him on a deep level.
“Nthabiseng” featuring Makwa has very touching lyrics. Of course, the production is also impressive. The song feels simple yet sophisticated. Then follows the lead single “Fire In The Ghetto” featuring Troublle. This is danceable Hip Hop, and Kwesta proves he can groove as much as he can spit. With K.O, Focalistic and Bassie he builds an infectious energy in “Kubo”. They practically summon the “energy” to elevate in the song. We can tell that it did. Reason and Kid X join the party in “Me Se Kind”. The looney kind of tune turns into a great vibe as the song expands. It is also one of the album’s chillest points.
Kwesta rides solo on the tracks “The Bottom” and “Nobody”. The former feels more homely, and South African than all the other tracks. The latter gives us great summer vibes. Imagine chilling under the sun with this song playing; absolutely glorious. “Hamba Nawe” with Thabsie is very ‘promising”. Lovers are going to find this to be a fave. Zingah brings infectious energy in “Daai Deng”. Everything is A-plus, and they both deliver on it. The joint is also quite sensual.
“Favourite Song” presents soothing instrumentals, and vocals that give you chills. The song is lovely, also sensual and passionate. Kwesta closes out the album with Umzulu Phaqa on “Eyes”. The last track feels like a farewell song, with a great vibe and dope delivery. “Who I Am” closes out the project, with dope lyrics, and an atmosphere that envelopes you. Everything about the project is perfect, arguably the best album of the year.