Beat Bangaz - Holding Niks (feat. Dope Saint Jude)
Cape Town DJ and producer trio Beat Bangaz (DJ Ready D, E-20 and DJ Azuhl) is South African hip-hop royalty. And their debut album, 7785 Disrupters, matches their stature.
The project features the A-listers of Cape Town hip-hop, from both the old and the new school. The trio made sure to place each artist on an instrumental that matches their style. As a result 7785 Disrupters is one of the most diverse projects you'll hear this year.
The different personalities and mind states of the featured artists means the subject matter on the album is varied. Production on 7785 Disrupters ranges from trap to boom bap and even funk. 7785 Disrupters is a solid project with no forced collaborations, as can be the case with albums that have too many features. And through the diversity, the album doesn't sound like an incoherent collection of bangers (you know how DJ albums usually are). — Sabelo Mkhabela