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AKA reveals new side of him at VIP listening session

By BONGIWE SITHOLE | 2013-09-12 11:55:21.0

Award winning rapper AKA performed his new tracks set to appear on his upcoming album titled 'Levels' for VIP fans in Atholl Square last night, 11 September 2013.

AKA had a distinct two hour session taking fans to his personal space and beyond.

In between his performances the rapper played clips of his journey, inspirations and recording sessions with his fans elaborating on the inspiration behind every track.

Through-out the session, the rapper revealed a side undisclosed to the public. Unlike the egocentric persona he displays to the world,  he actually seemed quite the opposite.

His new album is a combination hip hop and house, which is something unheard of in the hip hop industry.

The rapper says he fused house music with hip hop because it is popular.

“House is something we grew up with in Mzansi and it has always been big. I want to create a nice hippie jam where both genres come together as one vibey sound.”

New tracks like ‘You're On My Side’ dedicated to his mom is a remix of an old house song fused with hip hop. His mom could not help but beam with pride and joy.

The exclusive gathering of media, fans and friends literally lost control when the rapper performed his track ‘Kontrol’ ft Da Les.

His girlfriend DJ Zinhle was also present at the listening session.

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