New Drizzy in Town 'Trake' Shakes Up Mzansi Hip Hop, New Spin Amuses Locals

New Drizzy in Town 'Trake' Shakes Up Mzansi Hip Hop, New Spin Amuses Locals

  • Social media users were left in stitches at the recent sudden appearance of album cover artwork by a so-called 'Trake'
  • As Saffas would be made to believe, the "new rapper" is a spin off of Canadian rapper Drake and his 2013 album
  • The hilarious correlation did not go unnoticed as it drew loud reactions from locals on Twitter

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There's a new Drake in town and he is likely to make some serious waves across the local hip-hop scene if he can have his way.

The rapper, or a local imitation of the same, comes packing raw authenticity, courtesy of the tracklist accompanying the imagined offering.

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A new rapper has supposedly emerged online and he goes by the monicker 'Trake'. Image: @kay_mahapa
Source: Twitter

A Twitter user, @kay_mahapa shared the 'Tswana Drake's album cover artwork' online, and Mzansi social media users have been left thoroughly entertained.

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The caption read:

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"Trake - Tshwarella re ya gae."

'Trakes' random online drop, as Saffas would probably be made to think, are a spin off of Canadian rapper Drake and his 2013 album, Nothing Was the Same, the third such successive studio offering.

Two separate cover versions

Drake's album's artwork depicts two versions of the cover, featuring illustrations of profiles of the rapper as a child, and as an adult.

According to Drake at the time of the release, the artwork was an oil painting produced by Kadir Nelson, a Southern California-based artist.

As his younger self, Drake is adorned only with an afro comb in his hair, while the older, more matured version, sports a gold chain. Notably, he is captured in the same exact pose.

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And just as in the case of Drizzy, whose cover versions are both set against a blissful blue sky, so, too, is that of Mzansi's pseudo-rapper.

Hilarious vernacular track name suggestions

Locals were immediately sent and reacted to the post in the most hilarious way imaginable. The tweet attracted nearly 7 000 likes and more than 1 700 retweets.

Briefly News was here for it, taking to the comments section to bring readers all the interesting reactions to the post.

@BandileChiya wrote:

"You’re so wrong for this!!!"

@keloduma_ said:

"Why did I read it as Trah-keh?"

@liso_mangi added:

"I’m finished."

Man hilariously grabs opportunity to promote his music

Amid the chaos during the unrest in parts of Mzansi in July, Briefly News reported on how one Soweto man hilariously grabbed the chance to promote his music.

The guy was seen around Jabulani Mall when many of the community members were busy helping themselves at the mall, he was asked a few questions by a journalist.

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However, he decided to display his skills and shared a few lines of his hip-hop music as well as saying he has a massive following on Instagram.

eNCA journalist Khayelihle Khumalo tried to steer him back to what was actually happening on the ground, but he kept dropping his verses to the amazement of the viewers.

Source: Briefly News

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