RapLyf front man, Kwesta has released his two-track EP titled 2 Skeif. The EP consists of two tracks, Njandini and The Finesse.
On Friday, 8 May 2020, Kwesta released two new tracks to launch the rebranding of his record label, RapLfy. Kwesta released the two tracks to provide a preview of the type of sound the rapper is exploring in his follow-up project to his last full length from 2016, DaKAR ll.
Njandini is the first track on 2 Skeif and is reminiscent of Kwesta’s most popular hits such as Vuur Vai, Spirit (which featured featuring American based rapper Wale) and ‘Ngudu. The Mzonkonko influenced street banger, ‘Njandini’ is produced by the Makwa, who gets a shout out on the song for always blessing the masses with world-class production. The charming duo has given us smash hits such as Ngud’, Spirit, Vur-Vai, and Kwesta’s recent international features ‘Run It Up’ and ‘I Came I Saw’.
uNjandini, is a person who lives by their own rules, they are from the school of do or die. He is the guy who has breakfast in the suburbs and has iKota for lunch in the hood and drinks champagne but will still drink a quart of beer with gents elokshini, uyangthola? – Kwesta
Meanwhile, The Finesse explores a sound that Kwesta has been experimenting with in recent releases, which previously did not find favour with fans, especially his last single, I Came, I Saw, featuring Rick Ross, and another single with Rich Homie Quan, Run It Up.
Kwesta and Riky Rick were engaging live on Instagram just before the lockdown and little did we know that this informal chat about the state of local music would lead to ‘The Finesse,’ the first track that they have collaborated on. On the track, Kwesta expresses how he has kept his foot on the game’s neck much like the late soccer legend, Scara Ngobese. Riky’s verse on the song solidifies the Finesse that these two hip hop giants carry.
It’s not really an EP, it’s just two good songs that I wanted to give to the world, so I am shying away from calling it that, the one song is very personal as it’s for my people by their own Kwesta aka uNjandini. The other one is more smooth and was produced by Gobi Beast featuring Riky Rick – said Kwesta