Prophets to Bless Fans in Da CityWritten by Ryan Swano
They will for the first time in more than 15 years be performing together as a group in their home city and we have fantastic news for all the many Prophets of Da City supporters and fans.
The majority of their fans who may have been disappointed that they could not get or even afford tickets to the sold out Cape Town International Jazz Festival where POC are one of the headline acts will indeed have the opportunity to see them perform live.
On 29 March 2015 the All Elements Jam with Prophets of da City Live at Club Fever in Lansdowne means to be exactly what it is called. All the Elements of Hip Hop as well as other forms of urban street culture will be represented and showcased with POC of course as the headline act.
As one of the pioneering outfits on the African Hip Hop scene with numerous accolades, international tours and ground breaking releases, this is a once in a life-time opportunity to see P.O.C live. For older fans it’s a dream come true and for the younger generation an opportunity to experience arguably one of Africa’s greatest Hip Hop exports.
The group, which at the time of their last performances consisted of Shaheen Ariefdien, Ram1, Jazzmo, DJ Ready D, Ishmael Morabe, Gogga, Junior Dredd and the late Mark Heuvel (R.I.P), will perform material of their six ground breaking albums which includes, Our World (1990), Boom Style (1992), Age of Truth (1993), Phunk Phlow (1994), Universal Souljaz (1995) and Ghetto Code (1997). Their show will have a modern a twist with visual interpretations of their songs by international acclaimed visual artist, Roger Williams aka State of the Art Illustration.
Supported by some of the current custodians of the Cape Town hip hop scene, various public figures and special guests promises that this is an event that should not be missed.
Club Fever (formerly Atmosphere) which hosted the legendary Public Enemy will be the venue for
the event with activities, exhibitions and showcases taking place outside the venue leading up to the main performance.
The organisers are keeping some of the supporting acts a secret for now as they have huge surprises up their sleeves.
They have however revealed to bruinou.com that Youngsta, Burni Aman and Linkris who are all riding waves of popularity amongst the Cape Town Hip Hop fraternity have already been confirmed to perform.
The DJ trio of the Beat Bangaz consisting of DJ Azuhl, DJ E-Twenty and DJ Ready D will as always deliver a hugely entertaining tag-team set and also confirmed are DJ's C4 and the renowned Raiko who is regarded as a stalwart soldier of the SA Hip Hop movement.
Other forms of urban culture will be represented through skateboarding and freestyle BMX riding, but what is always a big attraction at events like this will be the exhibitions by car customisers.
DR1FT SQUAD Drift Exhibition Team also known D1S along with 3 other car fraternities will be showcasing their cars on the outside of the venue and we at bruinou.com are definitely thrilled that we’ll see the exhibition by Fly Wheel Custom Chariots who are deemed to be the pioneers of custom low-rider, chopper and cruiser bicycles.
All proceeds of this daytime event starting at 12:00 noon until 8:00pm will be donated to various charities and for the entry fee of only R40 you will be entertained in world class style.
Check out the Event Page for directions to Club Fever and while you are at it, go ahead and Like the Prophets of Da City Facebook Page if you want to stay up to date with what their members are doing in their respective careers and also get inside information on how to get hold of some of their rare and sometimes exclusive releases.
In the meantime, to jog your memory or to whet your appetite we have some of their music videos below and some links to where you can listen to and download some of their songs.
Never Again (1994)
Struggle Continues (1995)
POC on Soundcloud
POC on LastFM
Beat Bangaz on Mixcrate
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