Episode #152: Yugen Blakrok - South African MC, Sophomore Album 'Anima Mysterium' Out Now

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On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.
The guest for this episode is South African MC Yugen Blakrok, who released her sophomore album Anima Mysterium earlier this year that featured Kool Keith, BRAVESTARR, Historian Himself, Fifi The RaiBlaster. With Kanif The Jhatmaster on production for the entire album, their chemistry is unparalleled with a sound that takes a nod to old school trip hop.
During our chat in which Kanif was also present, we talked about her musical influences, her visuals, the shadow universes she's creating, the South African music scenes, their artistic freedoms, the South African society and culture, how their upbringing influenced their art, the truths of South African history, the spirituality of the South African people, and social hierarchies.
Follow Yugen Blakrok:
Facebook: facebook.com/YugenBlakrok
Twitter: twitter.com/YugenBlakrok
Instagram: instagram.com/yugenblakrok
Bandcamp: yugenblakrok.bandcamp.com
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