Archetypes : "Smart
ass, ready to spark a mic!"
of Otis Larynx, T.O.P., Hyphen and X the 24th Letter,
their are a wicked young ensemble of fiery and wide-eyed
MC's who are always ready to spark a microphone. If
not that, they are out there hustling studio time to
lay down their tracks. From Gugulethu (CPT), they combine
a unique style of rhyme and their smart-ass attitude
about the "wackness" of the everyday hustle
to bring out a sense of cool and admiration for the
wisdom of young people, who express themselves honestly.
They have featured in numerous shows with Ground Works
and perfromed at Fire on the Mountain Fes.(2002) and
the Y FM/Cell C sponsored event Jozi vs Ikapa, CPT (2003).
In addition their work feature on the Pavement Special
When you check cyphers outside clubs, in alleys,
in streets and whatnot you are almost sure to find
one of these cats in the thick of things... killing
shit! If you're a MC in S.A. you most properbly battled
at least one of them; they are a force to be reconed
with, cats you want to rhyme with... In true Hip Hop
spirit you find a type of camaradery that you miss
when you not around and even when you are... you often
tend over-look it, but for true, you can fucken feel
the shit when its going down. You are sure to find
them at the end of Hip Hop shows still bouncing to
the -issh, not missing out on nadda... trying to catch
all of the goodness, all of the shit.
shown mad initiative in organizing their own weekly
gigz in a Obz-bar called "Shebeen's"; a dark
dingy spot...most perfect for the underground. Mad cats
stepped up to the open mic and you would be more then
sure to catch both local and overseas productions on
the playlist. Cats would make moves from the ghetto's
to try and catch this, even if there were no way of
getting back home late night with transport. Only problem
was that the fucken management hated peepz to light-up
So it became obvious the venue would not gonna hold
out for to long. And thats just what happened.
park-jams to the big shows, from Gugz to Obz, from Town
to J-sec, Archetypes have really held shit down. Their
individual styles really complement each other... one
cat kills it on the concepts while the other just come
through with some jabbing uppercuts- outright battle
shit. Off the head and off the pen, don't fuck with
these soldiers! In their own words, "...Archy fuck
with your sarchy-types".
be continued ...
||Page 9 : King
Daniel... Into the Lion's Den!... Click here [...]