Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Paradigm shift: A short film featuring Ben Sharpa

Peace to all massive and crew, hope everyone is good and getting into the swing of things. We are big fans of sharing, hence why we practice the art so much. This time around, it's a film we helped make which features South African hip-hop stalwart Ben Sharpa.


Last year, round about April, our good friend Tamar from the UCT Film and Media School asked me to help him out with being a Director Of Production on a film based on Ben, an offer I could not turn down. After close to eight months of on-and-off editing, he completed the project.

The film is called The Paradigm Shift, and sees Sharpa talking about things such as aliens, music, and the impact of technological innovations on modern society. Tamar keeps it interesting by mixing in various related shots with the actual footage taken during a day of shooting. It is approximately 10 mins long, and is well worth every minute (according to us at least!)


Now, Tamar was very specific that I should not put up any other parts of this doccie up apart from the intro, so we locked him up in solitary confinement just so that we could post the end-credits as well. Had it been up to us, we would have uploaded the rest of it and shared it with people out there. Also, we have not cleared some of the music used in the film, which might cause quips with various people in the world (i.e. the individuals who were involved in crafting those pieces of audio; see the end-credits if interested).

Offers have already come from film festivals as far away as France, and we shall keep you all in the loop with regards to what shall be going down. Check out the short intro, along with the end credits, and leave any comments.

The beginning:

...and the end:

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Re-up: Lesotho hip-hop compilation

Wadup people?!! We got a request for a re-up of the Lesotho hip-hop compilation we put on the blog a while back, and proceeded to heed the request. We've also decided to put two additional tracks on it, so grab it and enjoy. The tracks are productions from a crew called Artform . Here's some information on them:
Artform of is group made of three rappers, one vocalist and a producer/beatmaker. the rappers are strategy, fatal verb and queen mo. the vocalist is Lila and cymtom is the producer of the group. they have been together since june this year and have been working on tracks that will appear on an experimental project that will be released early next year.


-Hymphatic Thabs: Who said (2007)
Produced by Kanife
Published by Iapetus

-Skebza: Errah (2005)
Produced by Maphoza
Published by X-Poem Records

-Papa Zee: Mokhotsi (2006)
Produced by Papa Zee
Published by Struggle Ent./EMI music (?)

-Pasco & Anonymous: Ha Peete (2005/6)
Produced by Anonymous
Publisher unknown

-Metal Jacket & Dunamis: High stakes (2008)
Produced by Metal Jacket
Published by KOL Productions (?)

-Core Wreckah: Dooinit (2007/8)
Produced by Phil the Kritik
Published by Uhuru Underground/Corporate Nemesis

-One Clip: One Clip (2006)
Produced by Third World
Publisher unknown

-Mighty Records: Praise chants (2008)
Produced by Benni B
Published by Media Graphics

-Fatal Verb, Strategy, and Cymptom - Take care
Produced by Cymptom
Publisher unknown

-Strategy (w/ Queen Mo) - You're not alone
Produced by Cymptom
Publisher unknown

And here's the link: Lesotho Hip-hop (approx. 33MB)

(DISCLAMIER: Corporate Nemesis is only filling in an empty place in Lesotho hip-hop, which is putting music that is inaccessible from anywhere else. In case you think we are contravening any Copyright laws, mail us, we can sort it out)

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Rattex live on UCT Radio

Yo people, hope you are all gearing up for the "Dunamis showdown" on Friday. Anyway, thought we should hit you up with footage from one of our favourite rappers this side of the Cape. Rattex came through to UCT Radio's Mzansi Mamela hip-hop show (Mondays 21H00 to 00H00), hosted by Benzo along with Core Wreckah. Peep the footage, and perhaps grab that free download of a brand new track of his. Peace!!!

Rattex - Ndiselapha [7.22 MB]

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Support your own

Yo, just a real quick one. Dunamis has been chosen, along with four other artist, to be on the "Live to 5 Upcoming Artists" on SABC1's show called "Live". All that is going down this coming Friday (6th February, 2009) at 21H00. Juast tune in, and sms "Dunamis" to the number that shall be appearing on the screen.


Also, you can download his 'Mastered seed' track here . And while you're at it, check out the video. Respect!!!

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