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AKA-Baddest 

  
Kerinan Refiloe Forbes, born on January 28,1988, goes by the name we know as AKA- a South African rapper from Cape Town. AKA started his career off in 2002 as a member of Entity. Shooting to the top, they were nominated for their hit “Touch N Go” in 2005 for The Best African Hip Hop Award in The KORA award show. Although rapping seems to be his passion, AKA study sound engineering in school because that’s where his heart reside. With a successful production company, he then decides that he would take a shot in a solo career. That shot took him so far as to winning: Best Newcomer, Best Hip Hop and Best Produced Album for The Metro FM Awards for his debut album “Altar Ego”- dubbing him as the ” Prince of South African Rap.” It didn’t take long to see that his talents were worth keeping in the hip hop industry when he recently dropped his second album. What’s funny is that we find many talented artists like AKA, fall off after their first album because the second one wasn’t a great as the first one. Opening up for Kanye West , Snoop Dogg,and now even signed to Song Music, we see that AKA has a long history ahead of him.  I’m back again with another hit from AKA- Baddest.He basically talks about how he enjoys the presence of women who are the “baddest” or perceive to be. He not only sings with a fire hook but as well brings as one of the fan stated ” brings more of a States sound” and I totally agree. You can definitely see the significant influence that Western culture has contributed to many of the South African artist. The whole video revolved around the idea of woman and how he plans to be the baddest couple together and that’s respected considering the fact that many rappers ,in the USA, degrade women with their words because it sounds a certain way or make them feel cool. The song overall brings flavor and life and considering how passion I was about the last one. I definitely consider this one to be my favorite now. The funky beat fused with an R&B feel definitely sold me on this track and it will seal you too. 

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