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The Best Kept Secret Podcast
31 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
TBKS E38: The Cruz Control Episode
This week on the show we chat all things Kaien Cruz and her brand new project titled “Demos For Ransom”While it may be true that Kaien is not new to the music scene, what she has managed to accomplish musically on this project is certainly a new feat for her. “Demos For Ransom” sees Kaien take a step back from the dance/electronic sound she’s been associated with, and delivers some of the best R&B/Pop bangers throughout this EP.
40 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
TBKS E37: The Sour Milk Experience
Joda Kgosi is one of the newest and brightest sparks in the fast growing R&B scene here in South Africa. Having not been in the game for too long Joda was still able to grab our attention and build a fan base off of her first two singles titled “Lunatic” and “Truth Is” respectively. These strong singles set the tone perfectly for a much anticipated debut EP. As The Best Kept Secret we thought it was only fair we give you a breakdown of her debut, titled “Sour Milk” and explore this unique concept brought before us. Sour Milk is well thought out metaphor for failed relationships… or better yet, a love gone sour.
45 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
TBKS E36: The 21st Century Luv
Now and then, if you’re a music lover, you come across an artist that just makes you believe they’ve got what it takes. We, here at The Best Kept Secret Podcast, can say this about Mo$hpit Cindy. After releasing a string of singles in 2020 and gaining traction, she finally released her much anticipated debut project titled: 21st Century Luv on June 25, 2021. This week on the podcast, we go deep as we unpack this insane body of work from one of the most exciting new voices in the industry today. A project about love, loss, mental health and so much more!
43 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
TBKS E35: The Warm Tears
This week on the podcast, we dive into the rawly textured project that is "Warm Tears" a truly ear raising EP representing what seems to be a very tumultuous time, experience & challenging place in the life of its eccentric creator, A Zimbabwean born Rap artist who goes by the name Lucretius.Join us as we unpack this thought provoking body of work & decipher all the crucial pieces, peaks & valley's of what we believe to be a rather noteworthy listen throughout it's entirety.
41 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
TBKS E34: The Perfect Goodbye
This week on the show we take a look at one of the country’s newest voices in the Alternative/R&B space. Fentse is one of those hidden gems that reminds you that the future of music in this country is in good hands. The debut project, “Get It Together” is a display of skill and talent that Fentse possesses; from smooth vocals, to captivating storytelling and refreshing production, she uses it all to thread together a very impressive introduction to her music journey.
31 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
TBKS E33: The Good & The Bad
Miles is an upcoming South African artist doing bits in the streets of Pretoria but also someone who’s slowly building a name and making waves for himself in the game. This is only his second EP but the direction and potential is clearly evident. With that being said, as The Best Kept Secret we thought it would be fitting to give this project a listen and give you a breakdown. So this episode we’re talking all things Miles as well as his latest offering titled “We Gon Be Good”.
30 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
TBKS E32: The Light Of Rap
Nu Edison may not yet be widely known in the mainstream of hip hop in South Africa but make no mistake, he has every bit of talent to compete on that level. With every release, he gets better and with his latest body of work “SHINE”, he reminds us why he is someone everyone should be checking for. On this episode, we chat in depth about the latest offering from Nu Edison as we get deep into the fabrics of his art.
47 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
TBKS E31: The Black Messiah
Every few years, the South African hip-hop industry sees a new talent display brilliance that sets them apart from the rest of the pack. We can say that about Nasty C when he claimed the leader of the new school title or even with J Molley when he rose and assumed the position as the leader of the new wave for artists who were making waves on the internet. Now, we get to witness this shift again and this time around, it is spearheaded by the impressive BLXCKIE. On this episode, we chat all things Blxckie and his debut album: B4Now.
47 minutes | May 28, 2021
TBKS E30: The Off Season
It’s been a little over two years since J. Cole dropped his 5th studio album, K.O.D. He has returned with the much anticipated and now much talked about 6th album, The Off-Season. For the most part, Cole fans seem to praise this body of work. On this episode we also share our own thoughts and opinions on The Off-Season. Is this a contender for Album of the Year?
36 minutes | May 20, 2021
TBKS E29: The Return Of The Crown
For most fans of Shekhinah, her debut album, Rosegold, feels like a lifetime ago. The pop goddess has finally made a comeback with one of the year’s most anticipated albums. This week, we take a deep look into Trouble In Paradise as we discuss the growth and consistency that continues to keep Shekhinah ahead of the pack.
43 minutes | May 13, 2021
TBKS E28: The Great One
For many hip hop fans in South Africa, Kwesta has been an artist synonymous with Greatness. From Special Rekwest to Dakar 1 and 2, Kwesta has managed to consistently deliver authentic, culture shifting moments for fans. “g.o.d guluva” comes at a time when the king is trying to redefine himself and his position in the industry. On this episode we dive deep into the album and discuss the highs and lows of the album. Was it a hit or was it a miss??
41 minutes | May 6, 2021
TBKS E27: The Young & The Shameless
Being part of the new wave of artists in 2021 means being bold enough to experiment and push boundaries. This could be said about Tam Carson and her project titled “Shameless”. Whether it’s rapping on hard drill beats or punk-rock inspired hip hop production, Tam Carson seems to leave no stone unturned as she dabbles in various pockets throughout the EP. This week on the show we discuss all things Tam Carson and the benefits and negatives of being an experimental artist in a game that is continuously changing.
40 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
TBKS E26 The Return Of The Hustla
From the now undisputed classic debut album, Avery, to the Manando dedication and now Logan, Emtee has continuously stayed true to his roots and his story. This week we dive into Logan as we discuss the highs and lows of this body of work. We also share our favorite moments and also debate whether or not this is the comeback album Emtee needs to re-establish his position and status in the hip-hop industry.
43 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
TBKS E25: The Girl Next Door
Now and then the stars align and you come across a hidden gem. This can be said about Neo-Soul/R&B rising star, Monelle. Still fairly unknown in the industry, Monelle is the best kept secret you’ve been needing but didn’t know you needed until now. This week on the show we discuss her incredible project titled “In Loathing Memory” — a body of work about love, loss, mental health and everything in between, all pieced together by some of the most impressive songwriting you’re going to hear this year. A serious contender for R&B album of the year so far.
46 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
TBKS E24: The New Vanguard
This week, on The Best Kept Secret Podcast, we are back to review two very impressive projects by SA newcomers, SiBi and Benzo, respectively. SiBi with “Riverside” and Benzo with “Kumkanikazi”, both artist are making a big noise in the music industry with their latest projects and have definitely caught our full attention.Enjoy.
47 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
TBKS E23: The Growth Of Reece
A-Reece dropped his much anticipated mixtape and so, it’s only right that we dive in and dissect it. On this episode we talk about the growth that Reece has shown as a rapper since his last project. We also talk about what we would’ve liked to see/hear more of from The Boy and what to expect from Paradise 2. Was it worth the wait? Did it exceed expectations? Is this his best body of work to date? Will it be considered a classic over time?
46 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
TBKS E22: The New Season
Welcome to The Best Kept Secret Season llOn the return of a brand new TBKS season, our first episode back kicks things off by looking back at some of the most noteworthy projects that dropped during our production break. This includes the likes of Flvme, Moozlie, Jazmine Sullivan and a few others.Hope y'all enjoy.
50 minutes | Dec 24, 2020
TBKS E21: The 2020 Wrap Up
This week on TBKS, we bring you our season finale where we wrap up all the musical peaks & valleys of 2020, summarizing our favourite projects & artists of the last 12 months. Merry Christmas & may y'all have a prosperous 2021.
38 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
TBKS E20: The Robot Has Evolved
This week, on The Best Kept Secret Podcast, for our final album review of the year, we take a look at the official debut studio album by one of the country’s top R&B/Pop artists, Rowlene. Her album, titled “11:11”, has been one of the most anticipated albums of 2020 and so it was only right that we had a discussion about it. From Imposter, to Boy Bye, The Evolution Of A Robot and now to 11:11, we discuss Rowlene’s music journey and the growth she has shown from back then to now.
33 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
TBKS E19: The Indie Wonderkid
This week’s episode of The Best Kept Secret Podcast is a very special one. We are talking about the incredible EP from Muzi, titled “Mama” — a dedication to his late mother. We discuss the importance of artists such as Muzi and their unique sonic perspectives and interpretations of the world and how we experience life.
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