Rapper Rouge’s first single, Déjà vu”, off her debut album, THE NEW ERA SESSIONS, premiered this morning on DJ Fresh’s Metro FM breakfast show. The feature track showcases the rapper’s creative range and lyricism over a hard knock trap beat. The record itself serves as Rouge’s honest commentary about the various eras of hip hop and how the evolution of the genre has influenced and shaped her as an artist.
The album also encapsulates Rouge’s authentic African voice and heritage; aiming to usher in a new wave of music for a revitalised and transformed generation. Rouge partnered with Cape Town based choreographer, Rudi Smit, made famous by his Meghan Trainor dance cover, “Me Too” to bring “Déjà vu” to life. Watch the new music video below:
“As soon as I wrote the song, I knew that I wanted to do something different,” says Rouge. “While many videos in South Africa have a dance component, audiences have never been exposed to a locally produced hip hop only dance video. I knew that if I wanted to get this right, I had to partner up with Rudi and his team. We wanted to push boundaries and break down the ‘scantily dressed female lead’ music video stereotype. These dancers are passionate about the essence of the song and embody empowerment, strength and determination.” – Comments Rouge
Pre-order the New Era Sessions album and listen to Rouge’s Déjà vu HERE
- Winners must be over the age of 18
- Winners must reside in Johannesburg.
- Winners need to arrange their own transport to the event and back home
- Five winners (in total) from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will be chosen.
What they win:
- A set of double tickets to the Rouge Album Launch
Closing Date of Comp:
- 04 September 2017