The South African Music Award-winning rapper turns up the volume with a new single featuring Moozlie, which teases his upcoming album Father of Zen.
“Jukebox” is Kid X’s musical attempt at the ultimate South African party experience. “Our party culture is fuelled by music and ‘Jukebox’ is really about all that happens at a party,” he said about the track. “In our taverns, most of the time, there is the pool table scenario, alcohol gets served, and usually music is played off the jukebox. I wanted to capture the South African party culture in one song.” To capture this atmosphere, Kid X joined forces with rapper and TV presenter Moozlie on the second verse. “Working with Moozlie is always great! She brings a feisty Kasi [township] energy to the music and this is our third record together. I felt like this record sounds dope as it is, but I needed someone to represent the girls from ekasi [the township] who dream of coming up and doing it big. The girls who like to look fly and dress up, put themselves out there in a dope way with a clean aesthetic. Moozlie was obviously the perfect candidate and she knocked it out with a fire verse.”
“Jukebox” is the first single from Kid X’s upcoming album, Father of Zen, scheduled for release on October 1st. The 13 track offering, which will represent the rapper’s third studio album, reflects the journey and state-of-mind of the artist and discusses healing, awareness and mindfulness. It will allow his fans to share in his most personal experiences – the birth of his daughter, his relationship with his wife and the experience of fatherhood.
Father of Zen, out on October 1st via Sony Music.
Listen to “Jukebox” in our Songs of the Week playlist on Spotify and Deezer.