South African boy band Black Motion got “Talking to the Drums” in a new album which you can stream here on UbeToo, South Africa’s premier music hub.
This 21-track dance compilation dropped at a time of a little controversy for one of the band members, Thabo Smol. The bloke had been exposed for sleeping with controversial dancer Zodwa Wabantu. He shrugged off the revelation and focused on the music.
The result is Thabo Smol, alongside pal Murdah Bongz, “Talking to the Drums.” This latest body of work guests like Nqobi, Landó, Andyboi, Zulu Naja, Nash, Celimpilo, Xoli M, and Dr. Malinga as guests – a rich list, this.
Black Motion – Talking to the Drums Album Tracklist
|1||Father to Be (feat. Dr. Malinga)||Black Motion|
|2||Father to Be (feat. Dr Malinga)||Black Motion|
|3||Kakaramba (feat. Celimpilo)||Black Motion|
|4||Bhana Shilolo (feat. Zulu Naja)||Black Motion|
|5||Set Me Free (feat. Xoli M)||Black Motion|
|6||Spirit of Motion||Black Motion|
|7||Banane Mavoko (feat. Jah Rich)||Black Motion|
|9||Vega Dome||Black Motion|
|10||Dimensions (feat. Landó)||Black Motion & Shimza|
|11||We Going Higher (feat. Andyboi)||Black Motion|
|12||Drums of Africa (feat. Xoli M)||Black Motion|
|13||Afrika Chipembe (feat. Mash)||Black Motion|
|14||Just Another Day (feat. Xoli M)||Black Motion|
|15||The Way You Love Me||Black Motion|
|16||Second Thoughts (feat. NQOBI)||Black Motion|
|17||Save Us||Black Motion|
|18||Set Me Free (feat. Xoli M)||Black Motion|
|19||Drums of Kalawa||Black Motion|
|20||Ritual Night||Black Motion|
|21||Live Drumz||Black Motion|
The ultimate appeal of the project, though, is not in the sinews of the artists but in how beautifully they delivered the bars for which they were co-opted.
The compilation begins with a song titled “Father to Be.” It’s so laden with meaning because Murdah Bongz’s girlfriend DJ Zinhle is reportedly pregnant, but neither of them has admitted to the pregnancy. Is the song a dead giveaway? You watch.
At any rate, “Talking to the Drums” is a world agreeable musical force, and we know it will appeal to many out there. So rock it for all it’s worth, mate!
Black Motion » Talking to the Drums
- Genre: Dance
- Release Date: 2021-08-20
- Explicitness: notExplicit
- Country: ZAF
- Track Count: 21