"Rap literally saved me - it made me realise that I was more" - Slikour

Siyabonga Metane is a South African musician best known as one of the founding members of the record-breaking hip hop group Skwatta Kamp. Having featured in the news recently he joined 702's Sam Cowen in studio talking about the influences in his life - how he found rap, and how he feels it gave him a headstart over all the other children he grew up with.

Rap literally saved me - it made me realise that I was more. I believed I'm worth something, and that was because of rap.

Since the rise of the attacks on African foreigners living in Durban, there has been an outcry by many local artists who have called for all South Africans to help put a stop to the xenophobic attacks. Slikour, as he has become fondly known, has been one of the artists who made his voice against xenophobia quite clear.

He gave a profound definition of what Xenophobia is and how if we as a nation do not break free from Xenophobia’s evil clasp we could surely see ourselves fighting against each other as a nation.

Xenophobia is when people give up on themselves so badly that anything or anyone who has some sort of hope or ambition terrifies them to a point of violence. Xenophobia is not brave, it’s fearful. It’s only a matter of time till that fear sheds its own native blood ‘cause it doesn’t fear foreigners it fears hope.

Listen to his full chat with Sam Cowen...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[WATCH] Here is what Gangs of Ballet will be up to after their final show

[WATCH] Here is what Gangs of Ballet will be up to after their final show

Lead Singer of Gangs of Ballet Brad Klynsmith joined Azania Mosaka for this week's #702Unplugged.

Calexico gives you a mixture of California and Mexico cuisine

Calexico gives you a mixture of California and Mexico cuisine

Azania Mosaka features Calexico restaurant to find out about their latest offering.

SA Tennis Player Raven Klaasen talks Wimbledon and mental toughness

SA Tennis Player Raven Klaasen talks Wimbledon and mental toughness

Klaasen reached the finals of the men's doubles with New Zealand's Michael Venus at Wimbledon last weekend.

[LISTEN] Curing the aging process

[LISTEN] Curing the aging process

Biomedical Gerontologist & Chief Science Officer of the SENS research Dr Aubrey De Grey on what is being done to slow down ageing.

[LISTEN] Should women have a say in male rites of passage?

[LISTEN] Should women have a say in male rites of passage?

Mmampho Gogela from the Centre for Learning &Teaching Dev at Walter Sisulu University talks about her thesis on circumcision.

John Robbie: #SowetoAttacks are xenophobic - or opportunistic?

John Robbie: #SowetoAttacks are xenophobic - or opportunistic?

John Robbie was at Moroka Police Station in Soweto trying to find the reasons for the Soweto attacks.

Popular articles
From Cape to Cairo: 80-year-old Julia travels to Egypt using 20-year-old car

From Cape to Cairo: 80-year-old Julia travels to Egypt using 20-year-old car

‘It took approximately 4 – 5 months because I had to make some stops on the way for repairs.' - Julia Albu, the African Conquest

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Bruce Whitfield interviews La Grange about her and Madiba's attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

How to make money through ‘buy-to-let’ (using very little of your own money)

How to make money through ‘buy-to-let’ (using very little of your own money)

Bruce Whitfield interviews Francois Janse van Rensburg, author of “Making Money through Buy-To-Let in South Africa".

Retirement: 8 biggest mistakes people typically make…

Retirement: 8 biggest mistakes people typically make…

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Galileo Capital Financial Advisor Warren Ingram.

MTN Walk The Talk with 702: Get your entries in and be part of a united Joburg!

MTN Walk The Talk with 702: Get your entries in and be part of a united Joburg!

Join Joburgers from all walks of life come together peacefully, united in their diversity for a fun family day out.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?