Red Bull Music and Tall Racks Records presented, Lift As You Rise. Lift As You Rise is a collaborative project focusing on uplifting artists across South Africa. This project comprises of Nasty C, Tellaman, Gemini Major, Rowlene, Lastee and Zino D who spent a week in the Red Bull Music Studios Cape Town
Throughout the week they produced multiple open tracks that incorporated verses from the collective artists excluding 16 bars that allowed aspiring artists to add their verses and thus completing the track.
The project called out individual musicians that could contribute to the songs and added their part.
They uploaded set tracks on their respective platforms with the tags, Red Bull Music and Tall Racks were selected as the best artists. They were then flown into the Red Bull Music Studios Cape Town where songs were recorded culminating incomplete tracks. With every step of elevation, the respective artists took, all this with a purpose to paramount them to give wings to other upcoming young artists.
10 artists that lived their musical dream are: Deekay_Did_It (Pietermaritzburg), Hanna (Cape Town), KDaVine (Pietermaritzburg), Msimisis (Swaziland), J_Reagz (Cape Town), Tembisile (Cape Town), Priscilla (Botswana), The Real Barry Lane (Nigeria), ThatoJessica (Johannesburg), Jay Hoodsa (Pretoria), and Flow Jones Jnr (Johannesburg) worked on an EP, which came with all sorts of fun, hips, and hops.
Thursday night, Redbull and Tallracks records hosted a listening session of the ep. A project that comprises Nasty C, Tellaman, Gemini Major, Rowlene, Lastee, and Zino D, featuring the top ten chosen young and upcoming artists namely
“It has been a lovely 6 months working with each and every one of yall and we create a masterpiece of a project and I really can’t wait for the world to get a taste and a huge shout out to all of you and good luck in all your future projects” Nasty C.
Alabama – Nasty C ft J_Reagz & Tembisile.
Outside – Nasty C & Tellaman, Deekay Did it, Hanna & Zino D
Downlow Dunno – Gemini Major, Rowlene ft ThatoJessica
Run It – Nasty C, Tellaman ft Jayhood SA& Flow Jones
Afraid – Lastee, Rowlene ft Priscilla & The Real Barry Lane
Menace Tella – Tellaman ft KDaVine & Msimisis
“It saddens us that the project has come to an end, we had such awesome time together……making music, getting to know yall guys …others more than others but really its been great, lovely thing about with yall is that yall are not annoying. I would just like to wish you all the best in all your future endeavors” one of the closing statements made by Rowlene as they said their goodbyes.
The Ep to be released officially on all digital platforms.
By: Bradley Brizzy