#SubstanceOverHype Review: @Ma_B_Drie – Dear 2019 Freestyle
Now when a purist in the art form talks about myriad subgenres in Rap music, Spaza Rap has to come up and Driemanskap is well renowned for wearing a cape and flying the flag high. Ma-B is one of the members with a creative pen that is armed with a sprightly flow and rhymes that are going to be sited as isiXhosa proverbs. He gives you a down toned Dear 2019 Freestyle that is following the tradition of his annual introspective offering to you. The gloomy mood is inspired by the uphill battles that he has experienced from this year alone, he touches on how the previous year was hell on earth that left him severely wounded yet learning from his tribulations grants him an opportunity to mend his fractured pieces. “I crossed over with these scars and bruises/ Not the best way to start the year but I have got the music/ But now it’s time to find the energy and funds to push it/ I aint gon fight I aint got energy and time to do it.” The personality change that raises eyebrows towards his peers is how dark the odyssey to prosperity has been for him, even the powers at be are pulling strings of keeping him grounded in a not so snug position of his life. A person is immovable once knowledge of self is fully grasped; they will also brand one that is committed to finding inner peace all sorts of unpleasant names, so keep it moving. He shows gratitude to Pam and Axe for taking them in when they were in the cold blizzard. “I don’t wish bad upon those who want to break me, and I know you can dodge the punch but I hope you take it/ A lot of mercy on all of us for our cruel actions/ Sometimes power can really cloud our good intentions/ So let’s just shake hands and move on/And find ways for the world to hear these new songs/” these are grown man bars. He even goes on to plea to Slikour and Stogie T so they could profile the song that will result to this freestyle getting the push it deserves as he is certain that his other material is sizzling and it was never really given the time of day. This is the same talented rapper that has “been nice day o, way before radio airplay was paid for (That’s a lie)/ But I have been nice niggas they know/ Before Cash time give Kid X a K.O.” This is content that fights the conformity that is highlighting the state of the game. A very throbbing heartache penned down to alleviate the hurt and concurrently giving you dope Rap music. He stuck to rapping in English on this letter, it was recorded and mixed by Planet Earth. Remarkable from Ma B from yours sincerely Time Xone and the Slaghuis team.