Let’s open the blank book and write the first chapter with our beloved South African rapper, producer and visionary, Spoek Mathambo and his Nombolo One covers project.
With Nombolo One, Spoek pays tribute to the great musical tradition of his country, and covers well known South African classics from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s. He brings it as a debut outing for his production crew Nombolo One (which includes Spoek himself, Theo ‘Mthezo’ Tuge, Ayanda ‘Ayobah’ Sithole). All the songs on this album are covers and contain absolutely no samples. Everything was played with love and reverence in a special Nombolo One style.
Melodi, a retake of the classic Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens song, featuring the delicate and beautiful vocal styling of The Frown.
This album was completely produced by the Nombolo One crew in tribute to classic south african tunes by such great artists as Phuzekhemisi, Brenda Fassie, Letta Mbuli, Caiphus Semenya, BOP, Jack Knife, Chiskop, Sankomota, Mahlathini, LadysmithBlackMambazo