South African rapper, Focalistic, is currently making waves in the South African music industry. The talented vocalist recently released EPs. We were first introduced to his Amapiano hit song ‘Sandton,’ which featured Kamo Mphela.
The talented vocalist titled his body of work ‘Quarantined Tarantino.’ In an interview with Spectacular on Metro FM, Focalistic explained the inspiration behind the unique name, Quarantined Tarantino, which is a play on words.
Focalistic revealed that the name was a play of words from Quinton Tarantino, the famous actor, and director. He also stated that it is linked to the lockdown that is currently happening due to the coronavirus pandemic.
When the lockdown was commissioned, I felt like a lot of people were feeling trapped. A lot of people felt like this was a moment where they couldn’t do anything about everything. Especially the ones in the arts. My way of resistance is the EP. I’m resisting becoming complacent, resisting the temptations of leaving my art, and hopefully I can inspire people to be as productive as they can.
The talented rapper blasted the Canadian rapper, Drake, in a recent tweet as he accused him of imitating the album of his artwork on his recent album ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes.’
Drake copied my artwork.
It seems like Focalistic wanted reactions from the social space as Twitter immediately got into a buzz.
The rapper has finally come out to confess that he was only joking around when he accused the ‘Keke’ hitmaker of copying his artwork. However, Twitter users have no idea that it was a joke.
The talented vocalist has worked with notable artists such as Cassper Nyovest, as they collaborated on the hit song ‘Never Know.’ For weeks now, the hit song has been topping the charts. Focalistic has also been promoting his new music as he tours with DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small.
Focalistic’s EP, which comprises of seventeen tracks, has appearances from popular artists including Senzo Afrika and Zingah. We are now accustomed to the rapper’s music versatility which ranges from hip hop and Amapiano to Kwaito.
We hope that Focalistic would notify people that he is about to make a joke next time before he says something that people would react to.
Drake copied my artwork 😂 https://t.co/wWwvoPncdu
— #SghubuSesExcellent 👌🏾 (@FOCALISTIC) May 1, 2020