Hip Hop is slowly catching up with Amapiano for the summer as the two biggest SA summer hits at the moment have five rappers on them. One of those songs and unarguably the biggest song of the summer is K.O’s ‘Sete’ which features guest appearances from Durban prodigy ‘Blxckie’ and the new kid on the block Yung Stunna. K.O. promised fans that the third installment of his Skhanda Republic album franchise will be just as iconic and critically acclaimed as the first one since he failed to replicate the magic of the first one the sophomore installment. Prior to the album’s release K.O has spoken highly about the album it did not disappoint, especially the lead single ‘Sete.’
The Twenty-year veteran performed the single over the weekend and received a warm reception from fans, which prompted him to declare a bold statement on his official Twitter handle:
“Thought Caracara was my biggest moment, God said hold up big dawg! #SETE #1 across all platforms n radio at the same time, crossed double plat on Saturday! Most viral on SA TikTok with no challenge? Video 5 mil in 3 weeks!? #SR3 sitting at #1. When the blessings rain they pour,” he tweeted.
‘Sete’ became the fastest streaming single to go gold in the country’s music history, currently certified double platinum in just two months, and is number on all charts nationwide, keeping AKA and Nasty C’s ‘Lemons’ at bay for yet another week.
The song’s critical and commercial success even led the ‘Lemons’ hitmaker to openly declare admiration for K-Hova’s ability keep reinventing himself year after year and stay relevant in the music scene.
Prior to this era, K.O’s most iconic solo carer moment was with the continental smash hit ‘Caracara’ featuring KiD X in 2014. Many had thought he would never be able to replicate the success of the ode to Soweto VW Caravelle Taxis. K.O has once again proven critics wrong with the milestones set and broken by ‘Sete.’
K.O has however hinted in an interview that SR3 might be his last music project as he considers taking a back seat and monitoring the artists at his Skhanda World record label.
“I think as far as creative output, I’ve never been in a better position,” he said. I’m really in a good space as far as creating and just training art. When I started entertaining the idea of this album I was thinking about it in that light that okay cool maybe I might just like you know want to fall back after this one,” said K.O.
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