Baasquiat: Who is he?
Baasquiat is a musician with an “unruly” approach to music. With an ear for electronic while being rooted and heavily entrenched from a traditional musical background. Which is now taking hip-hop to another stratosphere.
His very first EP is looking to prove that very point. Titled ‘The Wave way’, it takes you on a journey that’s only just begun to take its proper course. Starting from ‘Pressure‘, the EP paints a picture of Cape Town but with the preferences of Baasquiat all measured against the negatives of the city along with his own personal mistakes.
Tracks like ‘Cobaine Freestyle‘, ‘King TuT‘ & ‘Moon Ganga‘ (with SaMac JayLa) all give you a small peak into the artist’s mentality and mindset towards his personal issues and those that affect his family’s well-being.
Bravado is everything to this artist, it serves as a springboard for his future, and this part of his persona is captured to perfection on records like ‘Wave way’ and ‘C.O.A.ST way’ – one being a micro-description of his confidence and his cousins influence on him – the other is a macro version based on the same story but orchestrated by his city once again.
According to the publisher: “Being extremely intrigued by every type of art, a single like ‘Winter’ shows the listener the darker and unruly Baasquiat, this isn’t the case with ‘Coachella’.” This is a quirky take on how Africans view themselves when trying to reach a certain goal. Something the artist has been struggling with for a long time. This is Baasquiat and the Wave way EP.