D2a­ma­joe on the come­back trail

Sunday Express - - ENTERTAINMENT -

D2A­MA­JOE are on the come­back trail with the hip hop out­fit brew­ing its third al­bum and a tour that will start at the Na­tional Uni­ver­sity of Le­sotho on 15 Septem­ber 2017.

The Tšepe move­ment is cur­rently work­ing on their third of­fer­ing Tšepe Tape Vol. 3 with two sin­gles al­ready re­leased. The first sin­gle, O Le­shano, was re­leased last month fea­tur­ing new mem­bers Se­vere Agoni, Golden Shovel, Ma­juka and the group’s founder Kom­manda Obbs.

The sec­ond sin­gle, Rap No More, was re­leased last week and fea­tures South African Hip Hop pro­ducer DJ Switch and fe­male rap­pers Meloh, Kot In­ferno, Zin­ny­cated and Tyrant.

D2a­ma­joe re­leased their de­but of­fer­ing, Tšepe Tape Vol. 1 in 2012, with vol­ume two un­leashed in 2014.

In May 2014, they dropped the 15-track Nalane af­ter its pro­mo­tional sin­gle L’Afrique Sans Fron­tieres (Africa With­out Bor­ders) gar­nered 10 000 down­loads on Datafile­host in a very short space of time.

Some of the group’s prom­i­nent mem­bers in­cluded T.I.E.H.O, Boshoa Bot­so­ere, Tšepe Mo­topela, Yemba Shungu, Qho­bela and Kool S’moko.

How­ever, Boshoa and Qho­bela left the group in late 2014 with T.I.E.H.O, Yemba and S’mogo fol­low­ing suit the next year, leav­ing Mo­topela to hold the fort.

Mo­topela told Xpress Peo­ple in a re­cent in­ter­view that the depar­tures were a bless­ing in dis­guise as they al­lowed the group to bring in new mem­bers.

“D2a­ma­joe is a move­ment with many mem­bers. Un­for­tu­nately, some peo­ple thought it had ended with the peo­ple who left be­cause they were the most known at that time,” he said.

“Their de­par­ture gave us an op­por­tu­nity to work with peo­ple who were de­ter­mined to work with us in re­al­is­ing our goals.”

Turn­ing to the up­com­ing tour, Mo­topela said it would also in­clude the artists fea­tured in the up­com­ing al­bum who are not mem­bers of the group.

The tour will start off in Roma and head to Tey­ateya­neng in Berea district, then Leribe and Butha-Buthe. The other lo­ca­tions are yet to be con­firmed, in­clud­ing the Free State and Gaut­eng prov­inces of South Africa.

He said the two sin­gles were re­leased to whet the ap­petite of fans for the al­bum.

“Our strat­egy has al­ways been to re­lease sin­gles ahead of the al­bum to cre­ate hype. Tšepe Tape Vol. 3 will have a track list rang­ing from be­tween 16 and 18 songs,” Mo­topela added.

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