By now the name “Sipho the Gift” is a name that you should be familiar with, his discography is quite impressive with the rapper pushing the limits with his storytelling. Having had his work featured on international publications such Complex Magazine and Pigeons & Planes, and collaborating with big giants, the likes of North Carolina rapper Well$, and King Mez, the list is endless.
Since his debut in 2015 with his first album “Coming of Age” a few follow-up singles, and wrapping up the decade with two full length albums in 2017 “Kintsugi” and 2019 “iNDiGO”, and dropping a 4-track EP titled “Bloom” in June – Sipho the Gift continues to build his presence in the industry.
The Kimberley-bred rapper and producer now returns with his long awaited single titled “KIDS” featuring Andy S. The single is produced and engineered by Sipho himself and it features one of Cote d’Ivoire’s brightest future rap stars, Andy S, who is said to be Ivory Coast’s number one female rapper.
Andy S is a gifted lyricist, a technical rapper who flows with ease from making 90’s-old school hip hop, to trap, to Afro-trap, even dabbling in Afro-pop. She not only has facility to vary stylistically but also in the media. Andy scripts and directs her music videos and her fashion sense draws the eye of Ivorian fashion blogs.
Sipho mentioned that the song is an “ode to the innocence of youth and the times when things were way simpler. When all we wanted was to be all grown up. The times when your older siblings were the coolest people in your life. When a remote control could ignite imagination and fire up a life long dream to be a star”. What makes this single so special is Sipho, not only recorded the songs, but he produced, mixed and mastered all his songs, just pure unmatched talent.
Make sure to stream the single “KIDS” on all major streaming platforms and let us know what you think about the single.