Yugen Blakrok

Ever since she appeared on the soundtrack to the Marvel blockbuster »Black Panther,« South African rapper Yugen Blakrok has had her hands full. The highly productive MC is representing the burgeoning scene in her home country, which deserves as much exposure as she does, but at the same time, she wants to go her own way without compromising. Her sound refers to golden-age hip-hop, but her lyrics are firmly focused on the future. For all of these reasons, it’s a bit tricky with Yugen Blakrok. For herself, too, but she doesn’t seem to be bothered. The album »ANIMA MYSTERIUM« shows her flow that’s as demanding and direct as the rock- and jazz-inpsired betas of Kanif the Jhatmaster. »Cosmic breath, I’m air element, find strength in the mental,« she raps on »Carbon Form.« This is only the beginning.


Yugen Blakrok (Foto: Christopher Terhart)

Yugen Blakrok (Foto: Christopher Terhart)

Yugen Blakrok

Song
Yugen Blakrok – Ochre
 
 
Video

Director
Kanif Sebright & Yugen Blakrok
Editor
Kanif Sebright
Director of Photography Hermitage Crew
Nat ‘Soopanat’ Jones
Director of Photography Marseille Crew
Francesca Berselli
Grips Hermitage Crew
Jacob Masilo
Grips Marseille Crew
Benjamin da Silva
Wardrobe Hermitage Crew
Simone Ackerman for Wabisabi
Actor
Lewatle Masilo
Film Location
Catalunya, Spain & Marseille, France