Yugen Blakrok 
Author

Poemas

Original

Übersetzung

AMANZI xosa

Traduções : deen

to poem

HYDRA inglês

Traduções : de

to poem

Secrets of the Path inglês

House of Ravens inglês

Yugen Blakrok 
Author

Foto © Dirk Skiba
* 07.10.1984, Queenstown, África do Sul
vive em: Johannesburg, África do Sul

Since the release of her debut album, but especially since Anima Mysterium (I.O.T Records 2019), Yugen Blakrok (born in 1984 in the Eastern Cape Province) has been regarded as South Africa’s queen of underground rap. She herself describes her work as “alternative hip hop” which combines the “darker and more lyrical sides” of the genre. Her lyrics and Spoken Word texts are futuristic, bulging, virtuoso and complex. They are full of dense metaphors and old knowledge.

 Foto © Dirk Skiba
Yugen Blakrok grew up on a farm in the Eastern Cape Province and began listening to hip hop in the late 1990s – artists such as Public Enemy, Zulu Nation, Wu-Tang Clan and De La Soul. In 2002 she moved from Cape Town to Grahamstown and made her first public performance in 2004 at the Hiphocalypse Mixtapes Festival. In 2007 she moved to Johannesburg where she was signed by the producer and sample artist Kanif the JhatMaster. Her first album, Return of the Astro-Goth, was released in 2013. The appearance of a song by Blakrok, recorded with Vince Staples and Kendrick Lamar, on the soundtrack of the Marvel blockbuster Black Panther was a major moment for contemporary South African music.

Publicações
  • Return of the Astro-Goth

    (album)

    Iapetus, 2013

  • Anima Mysterium

    (album)

    Marseille: I.O.T Records, 2019

Links
  • I.O.T Records

    Website
  • Yugen Blakrok @ bandcamp

    Website
  • Meet Yugen Blakrok, The South African Rapper Featured on the “Black Panther” Soundtrack

    Interview by Sabelo Mkhabela (March 2018)

    Website
  • The lyric's of Yugen Blakrok's two albums

    Website
  • Review of 'Anima Mysterium'

    Website
  • Early Tracks of Yugen @ Soundcloud

    Website