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Madala & Khoi
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SESSION August 23, 2000
Contenders
  • MIDDLE FINGER from Vosloorus
  • DAHAJI from Braamfontein
  • NAKED MINDS from Alexandria Township
  • 360 DEGREES from Kwathema
THE SESSION
A lesson to be learned by all and sundry coming to the Rap Activity Jam is that, rappers should come prepared to rap and not to read from a paper like this week’s rap acts. The show was torn ruthlessly off the hinges as if the bond that kept it in ties has no existence. A group that was worth its salt was Middle Finger, they looked every inch the hungry rappers. Their combination was brilliant and their lines made a world of difference.

For all the bleating of real hip-hop spewed forth did not ring true when Dahaji leaned on the now forlorn G-funk rap and reliving the days gone by. These cats rose to the occasion and uplifted some soft spots on G-funk diehards. Naked Minds went extreme with mangling punch lines and shook the show like a thing unfirm. They should have won but the listeners thought otherwise. 360 Degrees, the culprits in question have been sitting ducks not bothering to work their bum off. These are the lazy rappers who were reading from their scripts, pausing between rapping and causing a serious disservice. However as fate would have it, 360 Degrees came up tops and stole the opportunity of rapping in the mc of the month. The idea of rappers reading from pieces of paper paralyses me.

Madala.

Listen to the Session (Windows Media Format)
This Week's Winners – 360 Degrees

360 DEGREES
"thoughts projected at high speeds beyond human limits"
    A QUICK 121 With the Winners
  • How was the show tonight?
    The show was very tight and  we really enjoyed ourselves

  • How can hip-hop improve locally?
    We need more underground artists to come out with their cd’s and we need to have more shows

  • How do you feel about winning?
    We would like to thank God for winning because everyone was good but we emerged as winners

The Runners-Up

MIDDLE FINGERS
"poetical villains driven by criminal
thoughts of killing" 

DAHAJI
"too hot to touch, Dahaji firm too much"

NAKED MINDS
"there’s nothing we hate more than rhymeless mc’s with vicious names"
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