Aaaaand we’re back with The Critic! Now for this time around, we are taking a look at a back to kasi trip courtesy of Big Star Johnson & Kwesta.
Not gonna lie, I was ready to dust off my All Star and bust my best pantsula moves after like 5 seconds. We can definitely call this a kwaito track, in terms of substance and attitude. Man, even Jimmy Wiz can be seen hitting the footwork.
Sgubu as a track is a laid back as a Lazy Boy chair. The urban poets known as Big Star & Kwesta float on the beat like it was made of air; more especially Big Star when he’s got the feeling to open up the vocal pipes. Sgubu would work well as a summer joint. It helps that the video was shot bright in a warm winter’s day. The colours are very warm and comforting.
I like how the visuals match the song in terms of its light hearted nature: we know the kasi can get gully but the gully was off duty for the video. There were some dope slow motion scenes too. The kasi visual starter pack was in full force here. Kuda Jemba made sure to have shots of a street sign, a Gusheshe, happy kids, some pantsula dancers, a corner shop, amaskopas, magwinya and the one bad young ting that could cause a traffic jam.
This video looked like it was fun to create because it was definitely fun to watch it. All while moving one body part or another. Nice one, gents.
Be sure to look out for Big Star’s upcoming debut album, Me & Mines which is due Friday, 24 August
Here go some more stills from Sgubu: