Jam of the Day: AKA – Composure

Composure came about after some back-and-forth with his rival, Cassper Nyovest. Naturally, AKA turned to music to speak his mind on the situation between the two and this masterpiece was born.

The song shocked the country with lyrics such as ‘When it rains it pours. Understand with me when it’s war, its war. Thinking back you wasn’t even national yet. Matter fact I used to be a fan of your sh*t. Young king, I should’ve took you under my wing, instead I let you under my skin’. Although shocking, the track quickly became a number one hit on iTunes shortly after its release.

Although a diss track, the song has some really great elements to it. The beat is simple yet effective and while some of the content is scandalous, AKA spoke his truth and that’s exactly what rappers around the world are expected to do – no matter the situation. The track flows brilliantly as well and is sure to get stuck in your head for long time. The local hip-hop industry is thriving at the moment, despite beef between the artists, and its music like this that proves that local hip-hop can compete internationally. Congrats on another smash record, AKA! Remember, support local music and get the song off iTunes today!

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