Igqabhukil' Inyongo

by Driemanskap

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It has begun!

South African hip hop is about to change forever. An epic, earth-rending collision of two cultures coming together, Driemanskap embody the best socially conscious, cutting edge lyricsm of Cape Town, and the passion and deeply felt African pride of the Spaza movement. The result is a hip hop supernova, the shockwave of which will be felt across Mzanzi and beyond.

Hailing from Guguletu’s notorious KYD hood, Driemanskap members Redondo, El Nino, Ma-B and Dla are 4 of the most distinctive, real, unique and talented voices ever to come from the ghettos of the Cape Flats.

Driemanskap cut their teeth at park jams, cyphers, battles and shows for more than 7 years, establishing the beginnings of a cult following in South Africa. In 2005 they took part in the Baobab Festival where they opened for the legendary New York hip hop crew Dead Prez. Anyone who was there that night will tell you that Driemanskap stole the show! They also took part in the 2006 Tri-Continental Festival, warming up the stage for one the New York’s illest freestylers, Wordsworth, the UK’s Jonzi D and Ben Sharpa. They drove the crowd wild at Back to the City in 2008.

Having claimed number 1 spot in the Hype magazine ‘Unsigned Hype’ chart, Driemanskap also received nominations for Best Hip Hop Crew, Best Song and Best Mixtape in the 2007 Hype Awards. Driemanskap have released 2 mixtapes, Battle of Gugulethu Vol 1 and Battle of Gugulethu Vol 2. Their street anthem Go and Ask (Hamb’ubuza) also features on Pioneer Unit’s Planetary Assault compilation.

Like many ghetto youth, Driemanskap have been exposed to hardships and frustrations. Their unshakeable desire to prevail has turned adversity into success. Their debut album has been a long time coming and Driemanskap have used Igqabhukil’ Inyongo to vent many years of pent-up frustration, passion, creativity and raw energy.

Translated literally from isiXhosa, Igqabhukil’ Inyongo means ‘the gall bladder bursts’. However, it is a common expression that loosely translates as, ‘things are about to get crazy’ and there’s no false advertising here!

On Igqabhukil’ Inyongo Driemanskap draw inspiration not only from street life in the ghettos of the Cape Flats, they also delve deep into traditional African culture. The album contains moving songs with universal themes of hope, love and the importance of home and family. It also addresses African unity, the determination to stay strong through adversity and Driemanskap’s commitment to their art. The vocal dexterity, fearsome passion and street-hardened lyricism with which Driemanskap deliver each track paints a vivid and moving portrait of kasi life.

Musically, Igqabhukil’ Inyongo is a Spaza masterpiece constructed around classic, rugged hip hop beats. Richly layered samples reference traditional South African music, reggae, soul and jazz. Diverse and well-rounded, the album contains inspirational, soulful melodies, visceral, powerful choruses and chants, and, of course, rugged street anthems.

On production is El Nino, Planet Earth, Hipe, Dplanet and Beatology. Between them, they have helped shape the hip hop landscape in South Africa and beyond, having produced classic material for Pro Kid, Zubz, Teargas, Ben Sharpa, Imbube, Black Lez, Proverb, Wordsworth (USA), Tumi, Nemza (Skwatta Kamp), Ready D, KONFAB, Young Nations and many more.

There are guest features by Kanyi (fresh from rocking the Cape Town Jazz Festival with Rus Nerwich), Black Dillinger (making waves in the international Reggae scene), Siya, Sugar, Macho and Bizzah. Guguletu is definitely in the house!

The gall bladder has burst - and things will never be the same.

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released May 11, 2009

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We develop artists who understand the cultural significance of representing the reality of life in South Africa. Whilst deeply rooted in Hip Hop culture, we push aesthetic boundaries. Our sound is influenced by a wide variety of music, everything from Roots, Dub and Dancehall, to Electro, Detroit Techno, Dubstep, Grime and naturally, the sounds of Africa. ... more

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Track Name: Intro
Intro_
Ladies and gentlemen!
Kudala niy’lindele nhe?
Nantsi ke iAlbum…
Mamelani!!!

Verse 1 (Ma-B)_
Ngekhe bayiStope khazi iyabhabha lentak’ineempiko /
Uyazi madal’as’lali s’yabhala sidlala negwijo /
“S’bhala nge ngqiqo!” /
S’bari lenamb’izofana nes’dingo /
“K’dala besitsho!” /
Bathi s’yaphapha sithanda nezinto /
Ngok’iGqabhukil’Inyongo nathula /
Bavumil’ookhokho… /
Bay’vulil’itrongo waphuma /
Nanku k’uRedondo… /
S’qalile ke khehle | S’lambile khaw’s’yeke | iHamile may’bethe | Bambelel’itsho netay’tile
yeCwecwe

Verse 2 (Redondo)_
Igqabhukile leNyongo litsho igama leCwecwe /
Ugqabukil’uRedondo njeng’ba sey’tshilo noNtswentswe /
Zivulekil’iintilong’uyavuth’umlilo khaw’dede /
Livutheliw’ixilongo mamel’izilo khe s’thethe /
Namadamar’ebes’nar’eprata baie zii wara-wara /
Amacher’as’par’ebharagwana ay’phaf’imarijuana /
Saphusha savuza saphuza indaba sis’bharara /
Nomaphuza bas’khuza hay’suka sith’Iinkwara-nkwara

Verse 3 (El Nino)_
iMic sis’xhobo ngerhymes ndenz’imizobo /
Igqabhukil’Inyongo yaphuma irhongo kwidyongo /
From “Itsho-Into” to “Iipitsa Zamadoda” /
If uyay’thanda nale Album nd’cel’ufak’eyakh’iOrder /
Siyaxhelwa okwebhokhwe siyakhala sithi “Mheee” /
Intw’enje ithi tshe! zange ndiyive iAlbum enje /
Driemanskap ferrr from eGugulethu ithwan’intw’enje

Igqabhukil’Inyongo!… Ngok’iGqabhukil’inyongo

Verse 3 (Dla)_
Ngu Dla qha!
The kid is Lastborn’umagqibela kankqoy’iGqabhukil’Inyongo is what’s up like kuqhubeka ntoni /
Nd’shwankathel’incwadi ngozwi, ngum-qulw’emaphepheni /
Nd’phakamel’umisa lho “Drie” ngentsholo Nompetsheni /
Ng’nyaka wamawaka mabini ade anesithoba /
Ng’ban’umanqoba, like umehluko kwigqwetha ne Lawyer /
Sade sadropha, Beatology le beat iyand’gcobha /
Zange sas’topa, Toe 2 Toe s’ngena s’banqoloba /
Who?
Nguw’umakoya? Suxok’uyaporha, jong’uyabona, shukuma, vuk’uyarhona and log on to
w|w|w dot P|I|O N| double E|R the unit /
You know it’s the Drie, divided by three, times it by me who we be?
Just Google it B,
SWEET!
Remember the name, repeat it kay’ 3, let it sink in, Driemanskap the family PIECE,
SWITCH!
Remember the name repeat it like this, let it sink in its Driemanskap the Family PEACE!
Track Name: Anti-Xenophobia
Anti-Xenophobia

Ayaphel’ama-Afrika!
Ayaphel’ama-Afrika!
Ayaphel’ama-Afrika!
Ayaphel’ama-Afrika!

Bawo senzeni? Bawo Senzeni?

Verse 1 (Ma-B)_
Kuthwa Afrika for Africans | Bafika bafak’izembe /
Sajika sakam’inwele | Kwafiwa kwakhal’ugeje /
It's Afrika for Africans um-Afrika makaziveze /
K’yaliwa its ugly and amajita bakwazidenge /
Siphath’izixhobo siqhaw’l’ubuhlobo yhi Gani ngum-khonto le fight’isisono, lunani n’uxolo? /
Mas’bambaneni s’hlanganeni singahlali ngol’hlobo zebangangen’emangcwaben’ungabubali
ngenjongo / Coz blood is thicker than water / Igazi l’fana nelakho / Love your sister sapota /
Umfaz’ophum’eZimbabwe / Why uKiller and slaughter? / Khaz’ubrother ngowakho /
Kunan’ucing’buyaz’photha / Emzantsi s’fun’amaqhawe / Joe, they are family / No, they not
enemies / Show, them love heavily / Go, with one energy / So, masis’yeken’esis’phithiphithi
k’yaliw’amakwiri-kwir’ayacisha neePikinini z’yalila / Oh, ma-Afrika mas’bambaneni ngezandla
s’thandaneni ngamandla s’nqandaneni xa s’bhay’za / At home, um-Somalia is black / Xenophobia
is wack / iNigeria yhi plek yama-Afrika Respect!

Chorus_
Liphalel’igazi
Yhile Xenophobia
Ulahlekelw’umfazi
Yhile Xenophobia
Sikhathel’emzantsi
Yhile Xenophobia
Ma-Afrik’ay’phele le Xenophobia
eMalaw’eZambia / eGhan’eTopia
eZimbabw’eGambia / All over Afrika
S’bambane ngezandla against Xenophobia
Ma-Afrik’ay’phele leXenophobia

Verse 2 (Redondo)_
Lilizela Mama Afrika thethela somadinga /
Bambelela ses’zojika nyamezela ses’zofika /
Xenophobia s’yak’khikha Xenophobia s’yak’khiqa /
Let’s just take it back to the old days of year motherland /
We use to live in oneness iryness and togetherness /
Highly spirit of Ubuntu nge consciousness ne righteousness /
Afrika was for Africans I don’t know now in our days /
Nd’bhala lom-bongo, nd’phalaz’intlungu yam k’lom-boko /
If ikhon’intw’erongo yhitshoni ngoku yhinton’is’moko /
Just because he’s from eCongo now ufun’um-qhaw’lintloko /
My brother nd’cel’ucingisise coz ay’theshi lonto /
Nawe my father uzus’sindise, s’ngalambi nangeNgqondo /
Siy’phose phezulu iz’bham imela nemikhonto / Ihlabe phantsi k’qhwith’intlantsi atak’amanzi
ahlamb’igazi uthath’ulwazi ugqam’uMzantsi / But why ungam-thandi k’theni futh’um-
rhoyel’uhandi, um-jongela phantsi / Just because he’s from another country its just a neighbor
country so sul’phalaz’elogazi / Igazi lakho l’wela phantsi, xa l’phakama l’namabhadi /
Coz iCape ne Cairo its motherland lilizwe lethu baze ngooTen neGaro even ooMy Friend
ngabantakwethu / Amandla ngawethu naxa liphalal’igaz’lethu sol’chola ngezandla zethu /
Nob’ungam-bulal’uzom-dinga naxaw’lal’uzom-cinga, so just think about it /
Suphalala m-Afrika

Chorus_
Liphalel’igazi
Yhile Xenophobia
Ulahlekelw’umfazi
Yhile Xenophobia
Sikhathel’emzantsi
Yhile Xenophobia
Ma-Afrik’ay’phele le Xenophobia
eMalaw’eZambia / eGhan’eTopia
eZimbabw’eGambia / All over Afrika
S’bambane ngezandla against Xenophobia
Ma-Afrik’ay’phele leXenophobia

Verse 3 (El Nino)_
Government uyas’thengisa ma-Afrika siy’ntlekisa South Africa ma-Foreigner
k’thiw’impind’iyatshekisa / uMan’efika ngo complain’um-Somalia umonyelisa /
Uqal’eAlexandra yas’spred’ilaph’eKapa ngamandla /
K’gxothw’um-Zambiy’amaGhan’amaTopiy’amaUganda /
K’gxothw’umntwan nkqu noNina yhi Xenophobia nd’yanqanda /
Yesu nyana ka Maria thethelel’uthob’isandla /
Phantsi phezulu qhu saa… Inguwele-wele… /
eMzants’abezul’emura amakwere-kwere /
Ngez’khal’ezikhul’ez’phuma k’lama menemene /
kwiiGun iimbumbulu z’qhuma, z’shiy’uBroth’ez’fele /
Nd’yabulela uba nd’saphila giving thanks and praises /
Xenophobia, eSouth Africa yhi serious crisis /
Ayabulaw’ama-Afrika Mbeki where’s the justice? /
Ibiyindlala nengculaza then kwanyuk’iiprices /
From kwi petrol to isonk’and’theth’um-bane rha sies /
eZimbabwe abantu they die ng’Mugabe no Shangarai,
Ungak’ling’ukhale don’t cry / Mama Afrika its alright


Verse 4 (Dla)_
Cry my beloved country while z’bulalan’iiDarkie
iCrime likhonco kwibhanti leXenophobiy’eMzantsi
RUN!
Nd’zaw’balekela phi?
DIE!
Az’ba nd’zaw’fela phi
WHY?
I wonder abazali uba mna babesandisaphi
NOW!
Nd’zaw’thi ndiboneni?
SI!
Babulaleleni
NDI!
Chaphazeleke phi
Nam nd’zaw’khomb’engqinibeni yhi!
Lucalucalulo lwe darkie, s’bulalana sodwa /
S’phelelwa luthando lidabi, ingcwangu iLasta longer /
Uxolo lunani na m-Afrika imfesane xa’ysika isono esona s’zananina yhile Xenophobia /
Nd’bhidwa yhimvelaphi kumnyama, intsusa bubuhlanga /
S’qhotyoshwe ziinkan’intliziyo, igcwel’inkohlakalo /
Ibuyambo m-Arika khaw’tshintshe, s’buyisen’unyawo /
S’thandaze m-Afrika iinxwaleko siz’phosele kuBawo

Chorus_
Liphalel’igazi
Yhile Xenophobia
Ulahlekelw’umfazi
Yhile Xenophobia
Sikhathel’emzantsi
Yhile Xenophobia
Ma-Afrik’ay’phele le Xenophobia
eMalaw’eZambia / eGhan’eTopia
eZimbabw’eGambia / All over Afrika
S’bambane ngezandla against Xenophobia
Ma-Afrik’ay’phele leXenophobia
Track Name: I Will Make It
Intro_
uLife, ufana nama dice
Zabalaza, Zama-Zabalaza!
Ungayekeleli…
uBomi ngumzamo!

Chorus_
I will make It!
(El Nino:)
Nobungand’thathela phantsi xa nd’hamb’und’jong’ezantsi. One day “die poppe sal dans”
I will make it!
(Dla:)
Zama-Zam’uthath’ama chance coz in life I opportunity yok’fikela once
I will Make It!
(Ma-B:)
Nobungand’thathela phantsi xa nd’hamb’und’jong’ezantsi. One day “die poppe sal dans”
I will Make it!
(Redondo:)
Zama-Zam’uthath’ama chance coz in life I opportunity yok’fikela once

Verse 1 (Ma-B)_
From k’dala van tuka ndalila nd’khala bend’thuk’amajita /
uTata waduka kwanzima indlala yagquba yagqiba /
Nd’phanda ndifuna lezak’iintsana zikhula ngendlala nd’mana ndiphupha ngeentshaba nd’fighter
ndavuk’andadinwa/
uLife ub’hlungu bangane iKas’ik’phul’ik’phalaze /
Some bafun’uphambane so khal’uguq’uthandaze /
uYaw’uvuka bek’hlupha indlal’k’bhuqa benyuba aw’kwaz’uphupha uyothuswa
ng’loMam’eb’suk’uhamba “zhee” /
Nd’zaw’bamb’um-bok’and’now’wisa k’lonyak’iz’khokho z’yafika /
Xa nd’naw’umnotho nd’za y’ciba iDladl’iMoto neNtshiza /
Wagwaz’umkhonto kwanzima ekas’izmoko zagqiba neMighty ingqondo yand’nika no doubt
akhont’izaw’tshintsha

Verse 2 (Dla)_
K’dala nd’gruzuka nd’bangathandaza sona k’phendulwa /
Nd’hlala manuva k’phel’amathemba nd’fun’ugoduka /
Ndibangaguqa, k’chiphiz’iinyembez’emehlweni /
Ndibangaz’duba, naloomizamo iphel’emoyeni /
Ngeba nd’yazuza, ekhaya k’thiw’and’fun’usebenza /
Bath’andina future, nd’fuz’uTat’and’kwazi nokhumsha /
iKamv’andil’boni uMam’uthi mand’chithelw’iHoki und’trit’okw’eSkoli, neSister yam ifund’ubu
“Prosti” /
Ndiz’celel’amandla onyamezel’idlule lendebe /
Ndikhangel’amava, okomelel’ugqatso ndil’feze /
Kukuhle kuxega kumnandi, nasebubini /
Nd’yakhala ndiyala kuhengxa, aph’ebomini

Chorus_
I will make It!
(El Nino:)
Nobungand’thathela phantsi xa nd’hamb’und’jong’ezantsi. One day “die poppe sal dans”
I will make it!
(Dla:)
Zama-Zam’uthath’ama chance coz in life I opportunity yok’fikela once
I will Make It!
(Ma-B:)
Nobungand’thathela phantsi xa nd’hamb’und’jong’ezantsi. One day “die poppe sal dans”
I will Make it!
(Redondo:)
Zama-Zam’uthath’ama chance coz in life I opportunity yok’fikela once

Verse 3 (Redondo)_
Ndizalwa k’lomhlaba ndifike z’khon’ezi ngxwaba-ngxwaba /
Ndisalwa lendlal’and’hlek’and’dlali nd’sus’indaba-ndaba /
Kusilwa notywala, and’lali nd’vuswa sis’tlama-tlama /
Ak’siz’ukukhala, ngaw’omane ndiyakhaba-khaba /
Lusizi nes’ngqala, kodw’and’tyhafi ndisa zama-zama /
Nd’xhobile nd’nomdlalo, kweyam iArt futh’and’zuncama /
Nd’caphule kwiz’bhalo, xa nd’praiz’iMighty ndiy’nyuk’intaba /
Nd’bhebheth’ongendawo, ndil’bek’iOledi kwane Tyma /
Noba kumnyama, nge Pen ne beat ne Mic ndizo Arma /
Kuzokhanya before nd’qhushumb’okwe bomb ndizoz’timer /
Neminyany’iyoz’ilil’imvula mhla nd’nyus’iSAMA /
Ndithath’ishower nd’thol’iPower, gqcwala ngam ndipush’iHummer

Verse 4 (El Nino)_
iGugu xalil’khulu must iqhosh’il’imibombo /
K’qhushumbe ne Bomb k’cimiz’bane kumk’ingqondo /
Ndililol’andinamhlobo njenge s’bham es’ngena s’ngxobo /
Bendithatha njenge Hobo, kub’iz’hlangu z’nemigqobho /
Ndingu nwele z’qothololo k’xweb’iinyeke z’gcwel’iz’khokho /
Uy’phehlil’ibhekil’uMadlomo, uthethile ngomlomo /
Esithi “Mntan’am, soz’ubey’nto. Uyophel’ugqogq’imigqomo” /
Ndaguqa phantsi ngedolo, kubawo ndacel’uXolo /
Ndaz’yeka nezayizolo ndaqiniseka ngokholo /
Utshil’uGogo, ukhon’umvuz’ekunyamezeleni /
Indlel’eye mpumelelweni iqal’idlul’entluphekweni /
Nendlel’eyekukhanyeni iqal’idlul’ebumnyameni

Chorus_
I will make It!
(El Nino:)
Nobungand’thathela phantsi xa nd’hamb’und’jong’ezantsi. One day “die poppe sal dans”
I will make it!
(Dla:)
Zama-Zam’uthath’ama chance coz in life I opportunity yok’fikela once
I will Make It!
(Ma-B:)
Nobungand’thathela phantsi xa nd’hamb’und’jong’ezantsi. One day “die poppe sal dans”
I will Make it!
(Redondo:)
Zama-Zam’uthath’ama chance coz in life I opportunity yok’fikela once