Gender non-conforming rapper Mx Blouse drops new video titled ‘Is’phukphuku’


Joburg based rapper Mx Blouse is known for their chilled out flow and edgy rhymes that speak of everyday life. The Johannesburg-based rapper whose last release was a boom-bap debut EP which was titled Believe the Bloom recently offered up a new track titled ‘Is’phukphuku’ which is an isiZulu word meaning ‘idiot’. The song’s lyrical content features impressive Zulu raps, which reflect on free expression and the idealistic notion of safe spaces in South African social settings. It has a vibrant new sonic direction with vernacular raps and a kwaito and gqom infused sound.

The song is set to conjure up interesting conversations around the idea of safe social settings for women in South Africa. It is a collaborative effort featuring work by artists Thor Rixon, Jakinda of the Stiff Pap duo and Albany Lore who all worked on the track in Cape Town. The song is accompanied by a remarkable music video which was styled by Peter Georgiades.

It was serviced to all streaming services along with a couple of additional tracks. Watch the video above and stream the 3 track EP below:

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