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By unknown | Mar 18, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

LOCAL hip-hop has grown from strength to strength over the years.

LOCAL hip-hop has grown from strength to strength over the years.

One group that embodies this growth is Skavenjaz, who have had their ups and downs.

Jabulani Ndloza, better known as JB, and Tiro Mpotane, aka Equivalent, founded the group.

After meeting in 1996 the boys shot to fame and were quickly signed to Mob Music. But despite the hype their hardcore debut album Dem Down did not do well.

Their third member, Trez Pass, left the group. JB and Equivalent left Mob Music to work seperately.

Equivalent went on to record the song Still Skavenjaz,,which featured on the Yizo Yizo soundtrack.

The boys recently regrouped with Thembisile "Maphifo" Ngcakani.

The new Skavenjaz released their second, much more radio friendly album Namanje.

"Our style is like the old-school Bongo Maffin meets Black Eyed Peas," says Equivalent.

Rappers work their voices hard and so they put several lozenges to the test. First up are Wood's peppermint lozenges. They all agree that the lozenges taste like smoothies as they are quite sweet.

Next they try Linctagon lozenges. For JB the experience is not pleasant.

"These taste like Zambuk."

They now try the popular Strepsils original lozenges. Maphifo comments: "They do work even though they are sour." Equivalent agrees.

Lastly they try Cepacol. They all agree that these lozenges taste more like regular sweets and they're sceptical about whether they will work.

With their throats soothed, they all agree that Wood's lozenges are the best. - Keitumetse Segoai


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