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Photo credits: FlUPP photographers, Kwame write and Quaz Roodt


 The_Incurable_Likeness_of_beings_Quaz Roodt

South African Poet/emcee and social activist Quaz Roodt presents his latest Mixtape;

The incurable Likeness of Beings.

The Title pays parodical homage to Milan Kundera’s novel The unbearable lightness of being.    Comprised of 10 tracks running just under 22 minutes, this Mixtape sees Quaz deal with a myriad of themes, ranging from fatherhood to gang  violence right down to Credo Mutwa and Jacquezs Cousteau on a jet ski.

‘‘ These songs are random moments,thoughts and ideas frozen in rap verses ’’ says Quaz. The themes vary but they all  evolved from the same stream of consciousness…or unawareness. ’’  

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The song This way I salute you ,christened after a book by South African Poet Laureate Prof Keorapetse Kgotsisile, pays  special tribute to books, readers and authors.

 ‘‘ Reading is important. For ones own personal development and…well, being well read and informed is the  new  black,  didnt they let you know?.’ Writers don’t get enough credit for their contribution to the development of the universal  human family and our consciousness. This is just my way of saying Aweh! ,I see you and Thank you.’’


Quaz panders to his poetic roots on , Like Water; a simple poem rich in metaphor and hidden meaning, further nuanced  by a voice clip of a reformed gangster  . Other stand out songs include Oh one won ; an ode to Johannesburg City  and the vibrant people that call it home ,and Light Movers featuring Smash Mfula of the indie band Mpande Core.


Some things are just things. Don’t let it eat you.

The lost pieces of Za’uQ (DOWNLOAD HERE) is a small collection of Spoken word and R.a.p tracks produced and remixed by Sam English. (Except track 2*:produced by Massy Mas)
Shout out to Sam English for the artwork and Dj Kuttin Keith/Slang Audio records for doing the recordings.


01) Intro_Sculpting_(00:00-00:39)

02) Cherry Vocals* (Prod:Massy Mas)_(00:40-02:04)

03) Trumpets of the heart (S.E remix)_(02:05-04:12)

04) Interlude_Ancient Future prt1_(04:13-05:01)

05) Killing shadows_(05:02 -06:07)

06) Nkuli’s City_(06:08-08:03)

07) Sewe Gedigte_(08:04-10:55)

08) Interlude_Ancient Future prt2_(10:56- 11:33)

09) When alone_(11:34-14:25)

All music produced by Sam English For Sub-Etha productions
Except Track 2* (Cherry vocals)Produced by Massy Mas for 63rd
Artwork by Sam English for Sub-Etha designs


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