I have listened to a number of hip-hop albums produced by local artists and I would always have one problem – poor sound quality! But the case of Yung Fess’ Nelcity King, is a totally different one.
The album is a great hip-hop offering, whether you are a diehard fan of the genre or just like me, an occasional one.
The sound is of great quality, the songs are all on point, relaxed and laid-back. My attention was also caught by the cleanliness of the lyrics, in all the songs.
Nothing was censored, everything is reflective of a young boy from Manyeveni, or that young girl from Steenbok, trying to make a living. The sentiments are shared all the way through.
The album, consisting of 15 tracks, has one theme, respect. For a 19-year-old, one would expect all the songs to be partying and girls, but not this one. The beats are also on point, and there’s no way I would not mention his artwork on the cover.
Yung Fess has killed the stigma attached to the word “local”, when it comes to music. His album is of international standard, what I would
normally call I.S.
“Amanda,” “Letter to Nelcity” and “Ntsimbi Yomlungu” are the tracks that caught my attention immediately, because of the sentiments that emerge from it. If you haven’t bought this mix tape yet, I suggest you do yourself a favour, and grab it.
This is great music, and I’m happy it’s from Mbombela. Yung Fess is heading for the international sphere, don’t say I didn’t tell you.