Three years ago, rap veteran, Stogie T, consciously decided to try a different style of music and write the kind of songs he never would have written as part of Tumi and the Volume. Since then, he has given enthusiasts his self-titled album, Stogie T and more recently the Honey and Pain project that features a collection of beats and lyrics in a 14-minute song, God’s Eye.
That leads us to present times – who would have thought this OG would release a mumble rap song titled “Original Recipe Freestyle”. He worked with Truhitz on production and wrote the song with Adilson ‘Ason’ Sitoe. The song is true to the form of the mumble wave by using catchy lines and emanating that good vibe.
Stogie dropped the song on Twitter and it’s now available on iTunes and Spotify. According to the social media platform, tweeps are loving the song, with some questioning his new musical direction; while some fans were more forgiving as the OG threw a couple of bars that appeased his core following. Listen to it and decide for yourself.
It’s the kind of song you can bump in the club or get down to in your car or as the soundtrack to the latest television advertisement from KFC for its new Wrapsta box meal.
In the song, Stogie still delivers killer verses as he raps: “A nigga went and changed names/Got paid paid cuz the game ain’t changing/I am that tastemaker that made bacon/That rare make, rap great/Y’all just take take cut and paste/Flakey as a puff pastry.”
He goes on to talk about how things were when he first started in the rap game, where he subsisted on crumbs but looking at where he’s at now, things have changed. This links back to the re-invention of Boitumelo Molekane.
“This sound is new for me but I am all about expanding what I can still do as a rapper. I appreciate the love the fam has been showing me; in the streets, at gigs, on all my projects, and on social media. It’s an exciting time in local hip hop; from the music aspect, brand associations, and the lifestyle we live and breathe as fans of the culture. I can’t wait to see what happens next,” says Stogie.
The advert, also features rapper, actress and media personality, Boity, who has been making serious waves in the local hip-hop scene since the debut of her hit single “Wuz Dat?” and follow up smash “Bakae”, together with television personality, Scoop Makhathini and rapper Tounchline. The new ad sees Stogie in studio lacing a new track, snacking on the new KFC Wrapsta Box while his crew records the sessions and shares on social media, turning the veteran’s studio session into a viral sensation – highlighting the speed and ubiquity of social media, while emphasising how #TheWrapGameHasChange
After Stogie T takes a bite of his wrap, he becomes a phenomenon, and amazingly shrugs off his new-found notoriety, and chooses to keep it real.