Bragga has finally returned to the music scene. She now presents her new track featuring one of South Africa’s youngest hip-hop artists, Lucasraps. The last time Nadia Nakai released her own project was last year when she delivered visuals to ‘Kreatures’ featuring Kwesta, and Sio.
Lucasraps on the contrary withdrew out of school to further pursue his passion, which lies in the entertainment industry. Then imprinted his name as a creative by collaborating with brands such as Sprite, Sportscene, and Puma. He concurrently collaborated with a hip-hop giant in the South African scene, Riky Rick on What It Is.
How the Collab Came About?
Nadia admits that her reason for not being on the music scene was because of leaving her previous label. She hosted a live interview on Twitter spaces to address everything surrounding the hiatus. Nadia explains,
“I think people need to understand that I had just left my previous record label, so me being quiet wasn’t solely because I wanted to or I didn’t want to drop music. It was purely of the fact that I was shopping around for the best deal that would be catered for me, and those negotiations with contracts take some time.”
But now it looks like she might have found the best deal that would cater to her needs. Nadia says Lucasraps and her recorded this song four months ago. She claims she wanted her label situation sorted out before she could drop this hot partnership.
Nadia says, “Lucas and I really connected on social media. And I’ve just been a fan of his work from the beginning. And I was like ‘Yo, we really need to work on a song.”
Not The Same Review
Okay first things first, Nadia mentioned how she’s still trying to find her sound in this transitional period hip-hop music is undertaking. She says she isn’t rushing the process, which is warranted of course. The song? It’s different, I’m just not implicit on how I feel.
It’s been a while since she released music, relatively. I’ll give her time to catechize herself to find her sound. I’m on the fence with this one. I do however appreciate her flow conversion, and how it compliments the momentum of the beat. I’m also cognizant of how clear and concise she is on this record. Most artists miss the mark with that.
The hook. She vented in the live interview about the idea behind the song being about “fantasy” in a way. She says listeners should expect to hear her talking about things she hasn’t really attained-materialistic stuff that is. And this is what the hook entails. It’s catchy and I could see it being recreated on reels.
LucasRaps also gave a commendable flow and really stuck to the theme of the song. He exhibits his usual playfulness on this track. The song is a grower, and I hope it gets better the more I listen to it. Currently, a strong 6/10. What do you think?