10 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Be Careful What You Wish For sees two of Mzansi’s biggest hip-hop moguls team up for one of the most anticipated albums of the year. The result is a futuristic, unapologetic celebration of current trends in African hip-hop and trap music, which skillfully weaves together slick production—incorporating subtle gospel undertones similar in tone to Kanye West’s 2017 track Ultralight Beam. Revelling in reggae and Afro-Caribbean riffs, the LP's lead single, 10 Fingers stands out thanks to the effortless way AKA and Anatii flex their vocal muscles, laying down fiery alternative bars.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Be Careful What You Wish For sees two of Mzansi’s biggest hip-hop moguls team up for one of the most anticipated albums of the year. The result is a futuristic, unapologetic celebration of current trends in African hip-hop and trap music, which skillfully weaves together slick production—incorporating subtle gospel undertones similar in tone to Kanye West’s 2017 track Ultralight Beam. Revelling in reggae and Afro-Caribbean riffs, the LP's lead single, 10 Fingers stands out thanks to the effortless way AKA and Anatii flex their vocal muscles, laying down fiery alternative bars.

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About Anatii

You must be a seriously skilled 15-year-old to make a whole industry sit up and take notice. But that’s exactly what Bhisho-born Anathi Mnyango—better known by his stage name, Anatii—did in 2008, producing a track for South African rapper Morale. Since then, his fresh take on music production, as well as his overall rejuvenation of Afropop, neo-soul and hip-hop, has made him an in-demand artist on both sides of the recording studio window, working with titans of the industry like DJ Khaled, Omarion and Mzansi artists Lebo M, Cassper Nyovest, HHP, AKA, Nasty C and Danny K. Because Anatii is known for writing intricate, multilingual songs around catchy rhyme schemes, it’s not surprising that fans quickly dubbed him the number one “Afro-conscious lyricist”. 2016 finally saw the eloquent hitmaker drop his debut LP ARTIIFACT to chart-topping success. Impressive—even more so considering this Xhosa word warrior isn’t even close to peaking yet.

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