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Review: Bikinyana by Magnum Maestro

Chris Theko

This week on the review we gauge an exclusive, new but yet-to-be-released track by Magnum Maestro titled Bikinyana.

We know him with his signature hip hop sound but the Maputsoe-born muso has taken a shift with the new wave, as epitomized by the track which is a fusion of hip hop and the trendy amapiano genre. 

Bikinyana is something really special and unique as well as easy on the ear. Unusual for a song under the amapaiano genre, this one runs for a good 3 minute 19 seconds, built on 101-Beats-Per-Minute (BPM) and laid on an 808-time-signature. 

The song’s hook is more the focus just like any other amapiano track which is something also that sets it apart. With the beat which was produced by Dj Bull, Maestro can lay a few dope lyrics on an amapiano beat influenced by hip hop. 

The lyrics and the overall content of the song make it clear that this is just a vibe song for a good chillas, a party next door or even for Djs to pump up the mood at clubs. 

It talks mostly about dancing at a party just a little which is the easy translation of Bikinyana. 

“Re shapa net so bikinyana, we trying to blast off, ngoanaka net so, bikinyana.  Shapa feela on the dance floor eseng bikinyana” are some of the lines in the track.

The one verse where he is actually rapping on the song he is painting a picture of what a night or day out looks like at what one would assume is his chill spot in Leribe, a place known as the Roxy Car wash.

The track is well put together and has the potential of being one for the summer vibes at the chill spots, carwash hangouts and events galore.

This experimental project has proven that nothing is impossible in the world of music and that transitioning is not a bad thing. 

I for one, applaud the artist for doing what most Lesotho artists are afraid to do which is to transition from their genre of music to trying other sounds. 

Bikinyana by Magnum Maestro is rated at 7.5 out 10            

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