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Now Listening: Sam Turpin’s ‘Wasi-Wasi’ EP

Joburg MC Sam Turpin recently dropped his sophomore EP Wasi Wasi, just over a year since the release of his debut EP Eternal Sentiment.

SOUNDS LIKE

A come-down after a massive bender. Unhurried. Introspective. 11 minutes of exploration.

THE LOW-DOWN

Turpin started rapping at 14 but only started taking it seriously after the passing of his mom when he was 16. Earlier this month we featured his Thoughts video. The stripped down video (shot and directed by Turpin himself) were a perfect accompaniment to his unaffected alternative style. The title of the EP  is taken from Swahili meaning worry or doubt. He explained that the title is about the ambivalence everyone feels when it comes to which direction their life should take.

THE VERDICT

If you’re tired of bass drops and thumping oontz oontz this is your guy. Play it in the background, cool out and forget about tomorrow for a bit.

THE TAKE-AWAY

Turpin won’t be making any of the cool kid parties or lists any time soon and it works in his advantage. Eventually we all need the kind of music he’s making. The soundtrack to the witching hours after the fact. Listen to and download Wasi-Wasi below.

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