In his latest freestyle titled Survivor’s Guilt, rapper Stogie T used the opportunity to honor late artists and friends AKA and Riky Rick.
Rapping over a beat by Kanye West, which he used to pay tribute to his idol Jay Z in Big Brother, real name Tumi Molekane switched the script of song and honored his late younger brothers in the industry.
Stogie T is a former member of the internationally renowned band Tumi and the Volume.
“My little brother, was killed brother, helped mould his career, I got guilt brother’
All Hip Hop brother, maybe we wasn’t even friends, tried to be a mentor till that tragic end,” Stogie starts off the freestyle, with those lines seemingly aimed at the late AKA.
Kiernan Forbes, popularly known as AKA, was shot in a cold-blooded murder in Durban in February this year.
Real name Rikhado Makhado or Riky Rick as he was fondly known by his fans, lost his battle with mental illness and took his own life last year, also in February.
In his rhymes Stogie T asks a rhetorical question to the listener about where they were the day AKA was murdered, he then shares how he first heard the news of AKA’s demise.
“Seen it through a group text, a tweet or sms, shocked on the other end. Shot by a couple of men, almost to the day we lost Riky, struck again,” he raps.
The visuals are a cocktail of music videos and live performances by the two late rappers. While a Bible scripture Psalm 51:10 was in the opening shot of the video.
In one of his lines Stogie justified owning a gun because he has to survive the crime around him. He questions why was entrepreneur and author Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane also killed.
“Before I let you tag or RIP me, I’d rather throw hands like Uncle Vinny and show fans why I got the blicky. Big stepper tryna survive a mad city. Sickly animals, how is Tibz collateral? How is Riky forgotten, Costa twitching to Piano bro, they shine and left us the afterglow.”
An icon of the game, little Kairo’s fave, King Forbes the slain, until we meet again” he concludes the short video.
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