Hard work finally paid off for new kid on the Kwaito scene J-Bentley, after the towering rapper launched his debut album ‘Vambo Lokasie’ at Zenso Lounge on Friday, amidst much funfair.
The show may have started a little later than the scheduled 19h30 but the revellers who flocked to the popular city spot certainly received their money’s worth once the it finally got into full swing.
Amongst the opening acts was Bella Harris who entertained the crowd with her version of Hip Hop music before the dynamic Kwaito trio X-Bantuan, a group made up of Kwaito giant Ees’s back-up dancers thrilled the enthusiastic crowd with their own compositions like ‘Stagebreaker’ and ‘Roll Die Dice’.
The group has an exciting package of a dance routine and they are most likely to become a hit with music fans but hard work is still needed to perfect their performance.
The crowd was still trying to recover from the fast beat of X-Bantuan before the girlie Hip Hop duo BK, which is made up of girlfriends Brooklyn and Kimora, slowed down the adrenaline with their beats ‘Sexy’ and ‘Get Ready’.
The girls turned out to be popular with the male part of the audience who marvelled in their skimpy sexy dresses and they drew a large cheer at the end of their performance.
Then came the moment the crowd was waiting for when J-Bentley was called onto the stage by the MC. The towering rapper didn’t disappoint as he rocked the stage with his back-up dancers as he performed ‘Tonight’, featuring Tre van die Kasie, ‘Porn Star’, ‘I’ll Be There’ featuring Arthur, ‘Are You Looking For Me’ featuring DJ Walla and the crowd went totally bezerk when he dished out his super hit ‘Vambo Lokasie’.
The second part of the show belonged to the Hip Hop artists as some of the best stars in the business like Stitch, featuring KK, D-Jay, Slammer and Afrikaans rapper S-Man continued to thrill the crowd right into the early hours of Saturday morning.