Skwatta Kamp’s Nish On SA Hip Hop Musicians Trying Their Hardest To Sound American. Member of the Kwaito group Skwatta Kamp Nish has expressed during an interview on Metro FM how current SA hip hop muiscians are imitating the American sound in a way that makes SA music scene set back in terms of improvement.
“I think the game has improved. In terms of business, we are doing pretty well. In terms of music, I think we have gone back a bit. We tried to make it local, kasify it in a way, and these guys are just sounding like Americans. I can’t tell if we are sitting in Atlanta or what-what. It sounds too American for me.”
The group’s Bozza said Skwatta Kamp faced a similar criticism when they burst onto the scene and were far more American sounding than the kwaito, gospel and bubblegum pop movements active in music at the time.
“But when people got into it, the concept of us rapping in vernac, then they bought into it. I feel like they are the youth. They are what is happening right now and they are expressing themselves the best way they know how. They don’t have Skwatta Kamp to listen to, they don’t have Prophets of the City like we did. So, we can’t expect them to lean more to what we know,” he added.
Source : TshisaLIVE