Angola-Born, Soweto-raised (and amazingly-named) rapper Priddy Ugly spent all of last year on a steep upwards trajectory. While he has been making music for a while, the last 12 months have really started to see his music bubble towards the surface of commercial consciousness.
His steady releases of druggy, nocturnal trap bangers with inventive visuals gave us some of the best moments in local music last year – most of which also involved producer Wichi 1080. His biggest song, ‘Bula Boot’ repurposed a kwaito theme from Thebe and re-imagines it in the frame of dark, codeine-slow cloud-trap. ‘Cocaine Ghost’ expanded on this shadowy aesthetic while ‘My Swing’ was his most undeniable single.
Now he hopes to solidify all of these piecemeal releases with the announcement of his new (free) mixtape You Don’t Know Me Yet, a ten-track release which includes all of the singles above and more. All production is again handled by Wichi 1080 (no complaints here about that) and guests include cape native Youngsta and Ginger Trill.
Stream You Don’t Know Me Yet below or download it via Datafilehost.