Free State rap duo, Stino Le Thwenny take us back to the mid-2000s with their Kwaito-influenced debut album, You Want Some More?
With a star-studded lineup of features and producers, where Cassper Nyovest, Nadia Nakai, Makwa, and Lunatik made the cut; Stino Le Thwenny did everything but hold back from delivering a masterpiece of a project.
The duo delved into the essence of Kwaito where, from beginning to end, they emulated the golden era of the beloved house music variant popularized by the likes of Trompies, Mapaputsi, and late artists, Lebo Mathosa and Mandoza.
Furthermore, the album title is derived from 2005’s Sista Bethina (or Sister Bettina), a popular Kwaito track by Mgarimbe that subsequently became the country’s unofficial national anthem.
Undoubtedly, this project in its entirety evokes nostalgia while, at the same time, reminding us of how far South African music has come and how artists like Stino Le Thwenny, through their art, are able to pay homage to the pioneers who paved the way for them and many others. It deserves all the praise.
Listen to the album below: