- Slikour came forward to have his say on the ‘yanos, gqom and hip-hop debate
- Being a hip-hop legend himself, Slikour feels music shouldnt be separated, it should be appreciated as a whole
- He took to social media to put forward his argument and inspire peeps to accept all genres for their individuality
There is the feeling that hip-hop and amapiano are by no means in the same genre. Siyabonga ‘Silkour’ Metane is making it his drive to put an end to this.
Slikour used his private Instagram in an attempt to educate people that the hip-hop culture is still alive and pleading with people not to underestimate the value of hip-hop.
Slikour said that the people in South Africa who are looking at hip-hop through billboards, charts and other advertisements are under the impression the culture is not alive.
He went on to say that he is from a place where hip-hop is seen through the youth, which was who they were. The value of the movement, which was born in their hoods, is being missed due to the fact that is has now been put up against gqom and amapiano.
The comparisons are nothing new and were made with kwaito as well. Slikour said back then they were bamboozled and they were not seen as partners. The youth of today following hip-hop are so diverse and have a broader concept of music and the value of collaboration is of great value to them. Slikour added that the hip-hop genre has definitely had a substantial impact on society.
This particular genre is a movement and it varies. It has the ability to come back stronger and we will be able to see its impact globally for the first time through our local talent.
Slikour stated that music is by no means a competition, it is a world that allows evolution of people’s minds, souls and reality through sound. The time is here for new souls to find their place and to be projected to the universe.
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