Tyson Sybateli tapped into a new creative gear with the release of Home. The album saw his style of storytelling become more exploratory in arguably his most thematically-driven body of work thus far. Less autobiographically personal in text, the record carries some of the artist’s most daring, accessible and personality driven records. My personal highlights being the soaring Growth that kept me going through the thick of things and our official pick, Heaven’s Gate, which provides concept storytelling that has enthralled me in any mood. Continue reading Heaven’s Gate – Tyson Sybateli featuring Francis Jay [produced by IllRose], Top 22 Songs of 2022
So… we’ve started a podcast and let’s talk about it! Next Gen Greats is moving into the podcasting space and I’m so excited about it because it feels like a natural progression to what we’ve been gradually building. Our first … Continue reading The Next Gen Greats Podcast, Episode 1 – Scaling The Snake’s Skin: The Tyson S.T Story
That Fire Release is a round-up of my thoughts on recently released singles that I mess with. This pieces covers work from Muneyi, Titose, Dibi, Kayla and Tyson S.T Continue reading That Fire Release – 26th July 2020 featuring Muneyi, Titose, Dibi, Kayla and Tyson S.T
Kick It With You is a grand display of affection that finds Thato Saul trying to show how serious he is about a girl. It is finely-tuned hip-hop soul that doesn’t relent on Saul’s general optics in its pursuit of romance, and that’s really what makes this such a captivating listen for me. This isn’t just a love song, it’s a Thato Saul love song tightly fitted to his image. Continue reading Kick It With You – Thato Saul featuring Marcus Harvey [produced by MashBeatz], Top 22 Songs of 2022.
2022 saw the world start to properly re-open following multiple pandemic lockdowns and the musical floodgates came with it. If 2021 was breathless then 2022 was unrelenting in it’s release of music. From big mainstream acts to smaller and newer … Continue reading Next Gen Greats’ Top 22 Songs of 2022.
This is Part 1 of Next Gen Greats Songs of 2022, featuring reviews of African Artists like Miles, Oumou Sangare, Simi and so many more Continue reading Our Songs of 2022 – Part 1 of 4
Our year-end ranking and review music that came out in 2020. Part 3 covers our top 21songs with picks from artists like The Scorpion Kings, Msaki, Tyson S.T, Blxckie and more. Continue reading Next Gen Greats’ Songs of 2021 – Top 21
Our year-end ranking and review music that came out in 2021. Part 1 covers song by artists like Young Stunna, Shekhinah, A-Reece. Musa Keys and more Continue reading Next Gen Greats’ Songs of 2021 – Part 1
Our consolidate year-end list and review music that came out in 2020. All 51 songs and a playlist. Continue reading Next Gen Greats’ Songs of 2020: Full List
Our year-end ranking and review music that came out in 2020. Part 3 covers our top 10 songs with picks from artists like Muzi, The Scorpion Kings, Huey, Zoe Modiga and more. Continue reading Next Gen Great’s Songs of 2020 – Top 10