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Skebz-D looks beyond Money, Cars and Girls

SX 11Mohalenyane Phakela

MASERU — Lesotho’s Hip Hop sensation, Skebz-D, has unleashed another hot release.

Born and raised in Maseru as Mokebe Mohasoa, the rapper is one of the few artistes who introduced the so-called Sotho-Hop to music lovers, rapping alongside Chocolate Soul in the formative days of local Hip Hop.

In 2008 Skebz-D started wreaking havoc with his extraordinary skills, sharing the stage with the likes of HHP, Khuli Chana and Tuks.

The following year he released his debut Sotho Hop album which was followed by 2010 chartbuster compilation, Madito. The rapper has become local Hip Hop’s household name and is perceived as one of the pioneers of Sotho Hop.

With Money, Cars and Girls, Skebz-D has returned to his career’s genesis, evoking the spirits that possessed him during the making of his previous albums. The track, Top Shutta, a ragga track featuring C-Jo, sets the mood for the hot compilation.

Little wonder when he took a break, his horde of fans were devastated, wondering what was going on.

They wanted to know if it was the end of Skebz-D.

“I spent the past two years focusing on giving my fans something more professional and musical,” the rapper told XpressPeople in an interview on Friday.

“My previous compilations were just mixtapes and I was trying to build myself as a brand. Quite frankly, I consider Money, Cars and Girls as my first offering for it is also my first album under a stable (Big Bang Records).

“The title is drawn from the topics on every guy’s lips nowadays which are the lust for money, pretty ladies and driving around in flashy cars.

“I am trying to show people that there is more to life than the material wealth they dream of. Life is beautiful so we as humans should embrace it.”

Money, Cars and Girls is greatly influenced by the traces from Dancehall, Gospel, Kwaito, East and West Coast sounds.

It is produced by Papa Zee (who is also featured in some of the tracks) and the new kid on the block, Trigger.

It boasts around 13 smash hits. Outstanding tracks are One of a Kind, I Wont Lie and Dinaledi.



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