Ke Dezember boss!
The festive season is here and Mzansi already has their dancing shoes on.
While the battle for which songs people will be dancing to is raging; the open line on the Eusebius McKaiser show took a turn to discuss class appropriation in music and music genres.
Eusebius engaged callers on whether there isn't a conversation to be had around class appropriation and the way in which middle-class black people produce music and art by pretending to be their most authentic selves.
Two questions; is Gqom really music? Is there perhaps a discussion to be heard around class appropriation?— Eusebius McKaiser, Show host
I think Gqom is nice noise we need this December.— Eusebius McKaiser, Show host
A lot of people are catching a lot of feeling that genre of music. I don't understand why because music is art and it's open to interpretation.— Reteng, Caller
To me, Gqom is like a bunch of music started by a bunch of people who were lazy to compose or even play instruments. It's like computer programmed words and 4 sentences that play again and again for 6 minutes.— Hamilton, Caller
We have to connect to where we are coming from. You have to embrace where you come from.— Ituteng, Caller
We don't want to admit it but this class appropriation thing happens every day. Why does Mmusi speak the way he does when he is in Soweto? I bet it just happens, he doesn't even think about it.— Vumile, Caller
@Eusebius its the same conundrum of hip hop artists, they mostly start off writing lyrics about their lives growing up in the hood. They have a broad appeal & gain stardom, they then start writing about their new lives of riches & fame and subsequently lose the appeal with masses pic.twitter.com/BhyJdICAJy— King Sbu (@SbuIsKing) November 16, 2018
@Eusebius this December we don't want to think or trying to decipher deep lyrics. We are here for those same four lines repeated over and over again on a dope beat.— King Sbu (@SbuIsKing) November 16, 2018
We will start listening to well written music again in Januworry... pic.twitter.com/QNRGChlNMZ
@Eusebius Wait,previous comment about it being noise because it doesn't have lyrical content. Does this mean the likes of Tchaikovsky weren't making music ?— T L O U🐘 (@Ms_kellzz) November 16, 2018
No... Qqom is not music...no lyrical content at all, just noise 👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿 it’s also sounds the same 😳— Michael🇿🇦 (@Sibusiso_Bonga) November 16, 2018
@Eusebius ShoMajozi does not follow under gqom genre.Her style like her bio is way sophisticated that's why she can get an Afro Punk gig.And as for gqom....am not sure about that music.— MPHO (@UrbanPantsula1) November 16, 2018
Listen to the rest of the open line here: