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In this episode we pay homage to Ben Sharpa (R.I.P) who passed away on 26th July 2018 at the age of 41. This talented South African wordsmith is one the country's most decorated solo MC's with 6 international Tours – spanning the whole of Europe – and has shared the stage with the likes of DAS EFX, Gas Lamp Killer, Roots Manuva, Talib Kweli, Method Man, Raekwon the Chef, Immortal Technique, Black Thought from The Roots, Planet Asia, Skyzoo, Lord Finesse, Dope D.O.D., Jonzi-D, Wordsworth (EMC), Foreign Beggers, J-Live, Soweto Kinch, Soliloquists of Sound, DJ Netik, Bleu Bird, Shadow Huntaz, ODDATEEE, K-the-I???, Copywrite, Vast Aire, Tumi, Mr. Len and Jean Grae & more. In South Africa Ben has headlined the biggest festival in Africa, Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Back To The City Festival (JHB), The Fly-Over (w/Soweto Kinch and Jonzi-D), Artscape's Hip Hop Connected event (CPT), Arts Alive Springfest (JHB), the Sprite Uncontainable SA Finale (JHB), The Cape Town Electronic Music Festival and the first annual South African Hip Hop Awards ceremony - just to name a few.


With festivals across Europe, including Dour (BEL), Fête de la Musique, (FR), The Living Hip Hop Fest (DE), Paleo (CH), Extrema (NL), Sziget (HU), Printemps de Bourges (FR), Batou Fou (Reunion), BASS Festival (British Arts and Street Sounds) (UK), 4 Elements Festival (AUS), Electron (CH), Rio Locco (FR), and IOMMA Festival (Reunion) he represented SA HipHop to the fullest. Sharpa has collaborated musically with a host of artists, including Tumi (RSA), Thavius Beck (US), Copywrite (US), Foreign Beggers (UK), Reason (RSA), DJ Rhettmatic (US), Wordsworth (US), Zulu Boy (RSA), John Robinson (US) & many more.


Check for his music on Spotify, iTunes & music videos on Youtube. Rest in power Ben Sharpa aka Oh Kaptin, My Kap’n.

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