This week’s gauged project is a single of King Moses’ titled Number-number.
The track runs for 3 minutes and 51 seconds and was built on 80 beats per minute (BPM) and 8/8-time signature.
As much as Moses is usually categorized under the Hip-Hop genre type of music, this track is not in any way close to that as it has a Kwaito-Afrobeat feel to it with a modernised sound infused with trap.
The track features one of the most gifted rappers in the country Jiji F and was released on 28 November as part of the 16-track album by Moses which was produced by Carbon Casca.
Heavily influenced by the kwaito sound, the beat of the song is so laid back and listener-friendly.
On the intro, it’s Moses with the hook talking about starting his everyday life on a hustle mode, as he is always out to alleviate hunger.
He then goes on to talk about his neighbourhood Tšenola and the lifestyle that is lived by most there where there is ganster life and theft is the daily bread.
The song is centered on the kasi life, trying to make a living and surving rough ganster life in the hood.
Piano cord and some percussions are heard thoroughly in the beat of the song while giving the vocalists a clear and audible chance.
In the last verse it’s Jiji F who is on some “ke phusha nthoe bitoang some smogolo, ha ke batle tsotsi e ntse bapalla lipokothong” as he slides through with ease and nice flow.
Moses wraps it up along with Jiji F interchangeably with a few drop ins and outs as the song fades out.
If you are a fan of old school vib chilled sound, the back yard Sunday chilla sound, then you can definitely vibe with the song. And if Number Number is anything to go by the album “HOPE” by Moses is one to be onwed by all mapantsula, mahipi and everyone else in between.
Number Number by King Moses ft jiji F rates at 7.5 out of 10