It is truly a great year for SA Hip Hop. Everyday, we either get a promise of new music or something new is released. It has been that way since the beginning of the year. We must confess, we are very excited.
Not too long ago, 1020 Cartel star, Nue_Sam announced she’d be dropping a brand new single titled “Vuyolwethu”. She also revealed that it would feature contributions from Buhlebendalo. Keeping to her words, she’s finally done it. We must say, this new joint slaps.
Nue_Sam gained praise following the release of 1020 Cartel’s debut joint project “iSambulo”. She’s since proven that she can do so much all on her own.
You should check this new joint out. The latest effort are spoken words from the talented poet and we an tell you now that it speaks to everyone that has had any form of setback in the past, Buhlebendalo came through to bless the brilliant tune with her voice. Stream and download it below to listen. Also share your thoughts and opinions on the song in the comments section.
Nue_Sam & Buhlebendalo “Vuyolwethu” Press Release
Nue_Sam releases Vuyolwethu ft. Buhlebendalo; puts spotlight on depression and anxiety
Poet and orator Nue_Sam drops her brand new single Vuyolwethu today (12.02.21), which puts the spotlight on the challenges faced by sufferers of depression and anxiety. Nue_Sam features vocalist Buhlebendalo on the track and both artists take the listener on a haunting but beautiful journey, where we must confront the reality of mental illness facing our communities and families today.
According to Nue_Sam “the song takes you through the uncomfortable moments of mental breakdowns, sleepless nights and self-harm. It talks to suicidal moments, where one feels like death may be more peaceful than life”.
The timing of the song couldn’t be more relevant as we see today, more than ever before, our collective mental health being challenged to the limit as peoples physical, emotional and financial wellbeing continue to suffer blows.
According to Nue_Sarn “Vuyolwethu (meaning ‘our joy’) is a gift to the world.
Considering how most times we, black people, don’t take it (depression and anxiety) seriously and it is at times mistaken for weakness, with most elders refusing to see it as a serious condition; depression has become one of the most notorious terrorists in our minds. Far too many people either attempt or commit suicide all around the world”.
“With this song, we ask for help and more information. We’re also putting it out there that if one is suffering from the same issues, never feel alone. As much as the people around you might not get it… you are never alone. Half the world (if not more) is facing the same problems; if we could just educate more and make it a known thing that depression is real and words can kill”.
Nue_Sam leads with inkondlo on the song while Buhlebendalo (The Soil; Native Rhythms) gives the song its haunting melodies and vocals.