Having enjoyed a glittering reign at the royal echelons of the game for years, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes has achieved all of the feats possible to be regarded as a legend and icon of the industry.
With several hit songs, album sales, awards, recognition, accolades, endorsements and an army of loyal fans – The Megacy – AKA simply proves to be one who has transcended the ordinary realms that most artists can only aspire to.
Only thing is the fact that he has said “Touch My Blood” will be his final album and what a way to bow out after a decade of nothing but exceptional contribution to the culture.
This is why AKA makes this album one that will remain evergreen in the annals of South African Hip Hop. Especially as he goes the extra mile to make “Touch My Blood” special by all accounts.
With exciting features of some of the industry’s finest heavyweights including Kwesta Dakar, Yanga Chief, OkMalumKoolKat, Stogie T, L-Tido, JR and Kiddominant, SupaMega simply attempts a path that has not been traveled by many.
In fact, that he decided to sheathe the swords, bury the hatchet and end the beef with friends turned foe, L-Tido and producer, Tweezy; both of whom made “Amen“ a masterclass is only an indication of the fact that AKA plots to make his final gong the holy grail of album releases.
Plus, this is the first album he has released as an independent artist after his acrimonious exit from Vth Season and Raphael Benza, as well as his eventual nurture of his own Beam Group empire.
The “Touch My Blood” album simply screams of a classic with the fine lyricism on display, the golden and glittering sound as well as the breezy and dreamy deliveries.
However, that AKA goes a notch further with his artistic badge to add a personal touch only makes the project of musical art one that many fans, pundits, critics and industry watchers are able to relate with on several fronts.
“Beyonce“ in particular had been generating a world of buzz considering the fact that AKA detailed his relationship troubles and eventual breakup with ex girlfriend and media personality, Bonang Matheba.
However, “Daddy Issues II” just about got the same explosive dose as he again highlights the birth of that relationship as well as the issues with his Baby Mama, DJ Zinhle.
If there is one thing, we believe the fiercely loyal Megacy might be able to lure AKA out of retirement for yet another album as “Touch My Blood” packs too much heat, fire and flames for a ‘goodbye’. It only might be a see you later.
For now though, it will be all about hailing The Legend, The Icon, The King, The Champ, for a body of work that will remain a benchmark for now and one that promises an abundance of success with numbers, trends, buzz and reach.
You definitely want to become a part of history with this latest AKA feast as he takes his place amongst the greats that ever laced lines on bars.
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