The Brooklyn-based by way of Johannesburg, South Africa artist Jean-Phillip Grobler, a.k.a. St. Lucia got a lot of attention in the blogosphere with the release of his single, “We Got It Wrong.” His self-titled EP will be released by Neon Gold Records which will drop on Tuesday. Prefix premiered the video for “We Got It Wrong” and it’s a video with some unusual, seemingly drug-influenced visuals.
(credit: Denis Farrell caption: Aspirant ballerinas try on ballet gear received from American dancer Nathan Cheney at the Ballet Theatre’s Development Programme in Johannesburg, Thursday, April 26, 2012. The young girls, Left to right, Raisise Mokowena, Ogechi Opara and Khumo Kgara, will take part in the production “Giselle’ currently running at the Johannesburg Nelson Mandela Theater.)
In recent years, a new generation of hip-hop artists have emerged in South Africa and they’re taking it back to the roots and celebrating the many cultures that surrounded them growing up in townships. They are re-shaping the sense of identity of South Africa’s youth and expressing what it means to be born free. Noisey traveled to Johannesburg to see first hand.
Rules:It’s harder than it looks. Enter your answers and then tag ten people! Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real… Nothing made up! If the person before you has the same initial, you must come up with different answers. You cannot use any word twice. Have fun! (This should be fun, I just woke up)
What is your name: Jorgha A four letter word: Jelly A boy’s name: Jason A girl’s name: Julie An occupation: Janitor Something you wear: Jacket A colour: Jade A food: Jellybeans Something you find in the bathroom: Jewelry (almost skipped this one) A place:
Johannesburg (South Africa) A reason for being late: Jumpstarting car Something you shout: JERK Something you drink: Juice A music group/band: Judas Priest An animal: Jackrabbit (I was going to ask if a jackalope counted) A type of car: Jaguar A song: Just Drive (In this Moment)