Local rapper, Early B, has fast-become one of the most exciting new faces in the Afrikaans music scene. The star has been releasing music over the past few years but recently inked a deal with Universal Music South Africa which saw him buckle down to record his debut album. Now, the star has released ‘Aangename Kennis’ and the response has been phenomenal.
The project is jam-packed with 18 brand-new tracks and includes ‘Cerebellum’ as well as the just-released single ‘Ben Ten’. The album was written entirely by Early B who tells us that his main goal for the record is to tell stories in Afrikaans by intertwining it with his signature approach of using what he calls “PE slang.”
“The album has something for everyone. The content will make listeners laugh, but will also make them feel motivated and inspired. I chose tracks that combine rap with various other music styles, carry a strong message, encourage people to have some fun and tell stories,” Early B says.
To celebrate the release of the album, the rapper released the video for the current single ‘Ben Ten’. “Ben Ten is a term used in PE to describe a man who enjoys dating older women. I wrote the song myself and wanted to create something that would make fans smile and sing along,” Early B says. “It is about a guy who visits one of his girlfriends, who is now suddenly not living with her mother anymore. As time progresses, he realises that the older lady is making a pass at him. What happens next, is revealed in the song and will definitely make you laugh.”
The rest of the album features collaborations with the likes of Emo Adams, Jack Parow and ADAM and is definitely a refreshing approach to Afrikaans rap music. The material comes across authentic and personal – something that has helped the star stand out.
‘Aangename Kennis’ is now available in stores and on your favourite digital music platform and you can check out the video for ‘Ben Ten’ here:
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