Following the release of his second album “Diba And Dream” and his second single “Malaika“, a beautiful ode dedicated to his daughter, Sleezy Luciano backtracks us to his first single “Django”, off the album, with a music video.
Watch “Django” music video:
The fun visualiser is animated and creative directed by Zimbabwean animator, Lean Migos Studios. “I thought to try out something a little different than the usual that’s fun and would serve the purpose of helping fans learn the lyrics. Besides, animation is the new wave and taps into a whole other world! I’m down to experiment.” – Sleezy Luciano added.
Post release, “Diba And A Dream” grabbed a couple of reputable DSPs such as Apple Music and Deezer, editorials attention, landing multiple playlists and setting pace of the competion with other peer artists. The seven-track hip hop album narrates a story the everyday South African can relate to; the hustle, financial struggles and a dream being just a rand banknote away! In this album he relays his predicament of his dreams being delayed, having to think of alternative routes, his financial worries as well as being a new dad. It’s a playlist of self-dubbed “soundtracks to the hustle”. The album’s credits boast one of South Africa’s youngest Hip Hop key players, Touchline, alongside Scarab Tha Arab, cameoing as co-songwriters; Slug Lugho, Dubb Mandela, Beats By Blass on production and engineering by Kamogelo Wolff.
Listen to “Diba And A Dream” here
To build further on the theme of the album, Sleezy Luciano released an intriguing and emotive album concept trailer. In the trailer, he narrates what “Diba And A Dream” personallly means to him and further relating it to the fans. Behind him are visual projections of the latest South African social unrests such as #FeesMustFall, the Marikana Massacre etc. that have some sort of connection with money.
Watch “Diba And A Dream” concept trailer.