Mgivo offers a peephole into the minds, values and ambitions of a new generation of African hip-hop emcees. His latest single release “SpitFire” is some sort of a musical parody of one of Zola7’s (SA’s Kwaito legend) songs, the line is “Lova ngiyak khafulela” which when loosely translated means I’ll spit on you. The song touches on a couple of controversial issues which are common knowledge.
These topics range from the unsolved murder of one of the country’s beloved sporting talents- Senzo Meyiwa, to the publicized disagreement of Fifi Cooper and her then record label. Hence the spitting fire analogy because of the nature of which he is basically asking for answers to these difficult and controversial issues.
Mgivo seamlessly weaves his lyrical acrobatics around such issues, while performing a rodeo style accompaniment of the very heavy handed instrumental produced by Best Buddy Beats. This song makes for a great listen because of the content and its layered lyrics but also accommodates the dance enthusiasts because the beat has a life of its own which completes a perfect marriage.
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