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Konke

by Seba Kaapstad

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1.
Mmm This one's for the family and friends (Aye) The ones that show love to us again and again (Aye) Never asking questions like "man what do you do?" but always in the corner shouting "baby do you!" This one's for those that knew from the start (Aye) The elements we have couldn't be found on no physics chart (Aye) Now you're wondering man how did we get here? (Hey) It's cause we are who we say we are Hello dalies looks like we have party (Woza nabangan’bakho) Everybody feeling like the baselines hearty Yeah kumnandi si-chile nabangani Spreading love all around please ungasali (Ungasali) Asikh’iskhathi to be left out lovies Smiles and vibes all around I tell you skaatie (Kumnandi) Yeah kumnandi si-chile nabangani Spreading love all around We love our people ‘Cause we know they love us too (x4) You better know we love you too, aw!
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www 02:55
I could’ve been to Ghana (yeah), they say the weather’s fine (so fine) I’d like to hike in Kenya, the mountains float quite high They say the chocolates sweeter when you’re around the Swiss (yeah, yeah) Learn Swahili in Congo and pray they live in bliss WWW I've never been to Paris (yeah, yeah), they say the pastries nice Still wanna go to Mumbai with spices so divine Addis Ababa's where I'll start, never been colonized Mbabane really has my heart, where peace and rest reside Wifi, I know that its changed my life for good I know that must be true But what else can I do Busy searching WWW, WWW some more Never even open the door Oh my gosh what a bore I could go out (W) See what's around (Type that W) (but) sitting here feels so nice (We live that W, yeah you know we be feeling nice) Things I could do (W) should've would've done (Type that W) (but) W changed my mind (We love that W, yeah you know it’s been changing minds) Wifi, I know that its changed my life for good I know that must be true But what else can I do Busy searching WWW, WWW some more Never even open the door Oh my gosh what a bore This is that WW
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Cloud 01:21
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You Better 03:10
You better miss my sensitivity a love sweeter than honey You better miss the pet names and the silly names bestie You better miss the jokes even though they ain’t funny You better miss the reasons I remind you why you love me You better miss my goofy, my moody, the rude me, the cute me, we should be, so shoot me, you love me You better the loving and the famous sticky wings in my oven You better miss me don’t make me petty, baby You better miss, you better miss my kiss and you know after dinner I wash every single dish (yeah) You better miss the way hug you tightly I know you'll miss my humour, daily and rightly so You'll miss the way I'm always wrong (you wrong) You better miss my singing (I'm) talking every single song (still wrong man) You know I would go a long way for you I'm talking far I'm talking yonder I'm talking to you This one is for you (x3) You better miss you better miss all the above S'thandwa sami you better miss my love You better miss, you better miss mmm You better miss when I buy you chocolate You better miss the way my diet says it’s not having it You better miss, you better miss my stinky feet You better miss my tears when the movie's bittersweet You better miss my mind You better miss my soul Miss me when I'm being kind Two halves that make a whole You better miss, you better miss all the above S'thandwa sami you better miss my love I'm talking to you This one is for you (x3) You better miss you better miss all the above S’thandwa sami you better miss my love This one’s for you
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The Kingdom 05:32
I been waiting for months praying for you to come around hoping you'd see my crown See, I'm royalty so pay me dues The castle is my heart but you've been, you've been pillaging from the start, now you've waged a war Waved a white flag but the kingdom isn't what it was Is this what we are? Penny for your thoughts ‘Cause all my thoughts are spent I still don't know Go, stay Can’t make my mind up about you Why wait? Its been years doing the same Go, stay Can’t make my mind up about you Why wait? King Your castle is your heart and I'm the queen of it The kingdom a game of chess but what without me Daggers all over the place just to see who reigns If we're not growing we're just dying in this acid rain What is a crown on a clown with us arguing like this Gorillawarfare your point is last and most important I just don't get it no white flags in this swords, cruel, divide and rule We’re doing the same this kingdom has changed We’re doing the same daggers all over the place We’re doing the same this kingdom has changed We’re doing the same Go, stay Can’t make my mind up about you why wait? It’s been years doing the same Go, stay Can’t make my mind up about you Why wait?
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I'm scared It feels the peace of mind I'm searching for is nothing quite short of rare The uncertainty is certainly something I wish unheard of ‘Cause this rabbit hole I'm falling into is none of my affair Lords prayer, my judgements' crowded by the things I fear so I'm scared I feel so alone, like the first day of school no fair The other kids have it all together, I'm pulling my hair Oh no I'm unprepared Oh no Lords prayer, for strength in these times ‘cause without it I'm scared So faded, motivated, use to making, due with less/ Signed sealed delivered, post dated, future waiting, go chase it/ Who confess to what eludes your rest/ Is truly sure to best any soul gated/ See advantage in the panic let happen/ Corner backed in probably made of mesh/ Made of flesh but I’m gold plated/ Make maneuvers that will move a whole status/ From a foes hatred to newer jest/ Share a laugh aloud with any fractured brow/ until we soon forget what we were mad about/ Acting out is just a flash of doubt it’s what we do to press to keep the damage drowned/ But it ballons unless you seek an action now/ Seeping through the depths who knew a test was in form of fear/ Former years I wish I knew let, instead I formed a field to keep a standing ground/ Acting proud is not the same being, see it now that I just evading reason/ Bated by belief that I was made to be in what was laid in seasons for I came be and/ I escaped the tree and, cut it down/
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Konke 03:40 video
Ng’fun' imali, ng’fun' imoto, ng’funa konke, woza Ng'fun’inyama, nedombolo I want 10 days in Ibiza, I want 10 days in Peru(Ru) I want to have my cake, but I want to eat it too(Too) A big house for my mama and a house on the moon(Yeah man) Don’t ask me how I'll get there cause I want a spaceship too Raheem Sterling’s pace and Beethoven’s creativity (Ooh) I'll beat Bolt in a race then sit down and write a symphony (Aye) I want to sit on Chinas wall, unlike Humpty, never fall (Never fall) I just want to be great, eat all the veggies on my plate Ng’fun' imali, ng’fun' imoto, (I want money) Ng’funa konke, woza (I mean a lot of money) Ng’fun' inyama, nedombolo (I mean money loves me), Ng’funa konke, woza (woza kim' mali) Ngifun' imali, ngifun' imoto, (I want money) Ng’fun konke, woza (I mean a lot of money) Ngifun' inyama, nedombolo (I mean money loves me), Ng’fun konke, woza (woza kim' mali) I want it all (I want it all I want it) That’s all I want (I want it all) (x4) I want house parties with my artsy friends because we live lives really hard to understand I want a football team with my best friend and a union that will last ‘till times end I wanna own paintings and buildings matter fact have a boat named after me (aye) I wanna flex my happy cause those are real riches Have a big house with really high ceilings I want the holy in-between my legs to be respected like the holy between my ears Unnecessary shoes white horses frivolous things just to remind them who the boss is I want a legacy that will out live me restore all my people and remind them life's lovely I wanna be in history books write better hooks leave people shook Ngifun' imali, ngifun' imoto, (I want money) Ng’fun konke, woza (I mean a lot of money) Ng’fun' inyama, nedombolo (I mean money loves me), ng’funa konke, woza (woza kim' mali) Ng’fun' imali, ng'fun’ imoto, (I want money) Ng’funa konke, woza (I mean a lot of money) Ng’fun’ inyama, nedombolo (I mean money loves me), Ng’fun konke, woza (woza kim' mali) I want it all (I want it all I want it) that's all I want (I want it all) (x4)
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Please 03:52
Had a little hubbly with my peppermint tea Thinking of our past times how you called me wifey Said I was the one me, loved me like I was the one you always imagined being with Built me up and broke me down like you know that I expected it, I think I kinda did kid Sich a damn shame, I knew the end game like it was my first name, what was your aim? I just need my yogi to help me find a new me instead of doing silly things that only turn and spite me and bring the worst out of me I wish that you would call me, call me change your mind again on me but you won't and if you do you'll hurt my heart like only you do My nemesis my great antagonist I’ll rid my mind of you until I do peace Please, could you just go away please I know you see my heart is hurting Let me go far away from you please ‘Cause with you here I just can't be Sitting here and I just don't know what I'm thinking ‘Cause I know what you've been doing but my fingers are still itching twitching your phone might just start ringing ‘cause it's the thought of you I'm missing I know a tiger can't change stripes but who says I can't stop wishing I know this is a conversation that you are not ready for ‘Cause I gave a good sale on my heart but wait there is more T & C's are piling up and we keep falling in and out of love I can't describe how much I don't get it I'm your fool for that I give you credit so Please, can you go far away please I know you see my heart is hurting Let me go far away from you please ‘Cause with you here I just can't be I just can be (Go far away)
9.
Fred 03:09
I got a short story you might need to hear It's got plots and twists and very little cheer It's about a big boy his name was fred He was a dinosaur, a tyrannosaurus rex Always causing trouble living life within a bubble He never cared about anyone else he thought very highly of himself Then suddenly things changed his life would be rearranged He then realized he wasn't the only player in the game This is a story 'bout a really big dinosaur His name was fred but now he's no more When one day a meteor struck Your boy big fred ran out of luck He thought he was big he thought he was tall Meteor said "boy not at all" If you're big fred you better watch out The meteor will show you what lifes about Thought he was extra terrestrial Thought he was beyond the physical Though he was the strongest of them all his fate sure had the final call He seemed to see a light from far it looked just like a shooting star Until the earth was set ablaze he couldn't escape the deathly craze He was taller than trees neck made to the moon It’s the biggest pitty he was gone too soon Thought he was bigger than the world until it crashed and burned Goliath complex, now the lessons learned, the lessons learned This is a story 'bout a really big dinosaur His name was Fred and now he's no more When one day a meteor struck Your boy big Fred ran out of luck He thought he was big he thought he was tall Meteor said "boy not at all" If you're big Fred you better watch out the meteor will show you what life’s about He thought he was big he thought he was tall Meteor said "boy not at all" He thought he was big he thought he was tall Meteor said "boy not at all" He thought he was big He thought he was big
10.
Magic 04:07
Yo bro So like yho crazy I just heard it and I saw it And yho man where do I even start? It’s crazy like it’s so good 852 Hertz in my soundwaves Breathing in and out is quite a thing we've taken a strain Abracadabra's not an illusion or fiction Magic can't be measured its not gas liquid nor a solid You can’t blow it out can’t hide it You can’t shake can’t rename it Can’t deny it have to claim it I just wear it I speak to it Loving on it kind to it Reason with it don’t wait on it Magic Magic MAGIC! What’s magic, what's magic to me? Much like the whales that swim in the see It’s kinda rare kinda going extinct It’s here but don't you mind it It’s there but please don't you try find it you know what I mean It’s real but kinda unreal MAGIC!
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Home 04:42
Good memories survivors guilt A sweet reminder that I just can't quit Days of old priceless like gold To relive has to be the greatest gift Blessings in folklore the elders song and aunties eyes said I did no wrong Children in the yard laughing with open hearts A painful past childhood games until the lights come on Sun embraces all your skin You’re protected, by your melanin Fields are green and mountains high Fertile land, under clear blue skies Freedom for all and its for free Rights forever not temporarily Silence says you're not alone You’re just resting in a place called home Nothing feels like home Kudala sasigibel’is’hlahla samapentshisi Zidlala sijulukiswa ilanga lasemini Sikitazw’amaphupho ‘cause our hopes they knew no ceiling Lalining’ithemba kithi from the very beginning Abanye abangani basishiya endleleni But for those of us still left behind a silver lining ‘cause Stories never lie and feelings cease to die No matter how far I go nothing is a clone to home Here’s where opportunity has a responsibility Ngifun’ukuth’ekhaya baziqhenye ngami There’s a plan for all our lives please hear this from me Umhlaba uyahlaba kodw’uNkulunkul’uyazi Lalel’abadala mabethi umhlab’owethu Mabethi sinakhile ngezandla zethu Mabethi sinithande ngomthandazo wethu Umdali, ngempela way’nenhloso ngathi Nothing feels like home
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Flowing water, pastures green Restful place, echoing Perfect stillness, growing trees Quiet wonder, only free How I want it, longing deep Chase it daily, searching still Searched a lifetime, for this dream Only finding, this is real I knew then, I know now All I need, peace of mind I knew then, I know now All I need, peace of mind Peace of mind, all I need I know now, I knew then All I need, I know now I knew then, peace of mind I know now, I knew then peace of mind

about

Seba Kaapstad announced their newest album “Konke” with the lead single "Our People" featuring Quelle Chris. The album also features Grammy Nominated singer Georgia Anne Muldrow as well as critically acclaimed rapper Oddisee. The multi-national neo-soul/jazz group combines South African, Swazi, U.S. and German elements into their new album.

Singers Zoe Modiga and Ndumiso Manana grace the lead vocals over production from Philip Scheibel and band founder Sebastian Schuster. The record builds upon the foundation they laid with 2019's Thina while adding a relaxed musicality that lets the listener ease into the album. The addition of Hiphop vocalists Quelle Chris and Oddisee, as well as soul/funk singer Georgia Anne Muldrow add another dimension of texture to the already diverse album that sits well among the new breed of soul/jazz/hiphop artists like Robert Glasper, Kamall Williams and Terrace Martin. The new Seba Kaapstad album is out now on Mello Music Group.

credits

released November 13, 2020

Ndumiso Manana: Group Member, Vocals & Lyrics
Zoe Modiga: Group Member, Vocals & Lyrics
Sebastian Schuster: Group Member, Basses, Keyboards, Synth, Strings, Composition
Philip Scheibel: Group Member, Programming, Drums, Synth, Fx

Mastered by: Zino Mikorey 
Mixed by Philip Scheibel and Sebastian Schuster @Pheel Studios Stuttgart


Additional Credits:
Franc Kuruc: guitar ("Our People“,"www", "You better","The Kingdom","I’m scared","Konke", "Home", "Peace of mind")
Sophie Schuster: violine / Martin Höfler: viola / Krassi Krasteva: cello 
("The Kingdom“, "Magic“, "Peace of mind“)
Antonio Farris: wurlitzer ("Free")
Christoph Heckeler: piano ("Friday that’s good")
Christoph Beck: bass clarinet ("Friday that’s good")
Maya Tiedt: handpan ("Cloud")

Seba Kaapstad wants to thank:
Michael Tolle, Frank Kuruc, Philo Tsoungui, Franziska Schuster, Christoph Heckeler, Daniel Mudrack, Harry Delgas, Martin Grünenwald, Simon Bülow, Martin Sörös, Toni Farris, Patrick Bebelaar, Mandla Mlangeni, Patrizia, Ennio, Viola, Markus, Andrea & Stefan Scheibel, Toba Borke, Walter & Birgit Schuster, S´vuyile, Makhosazana & Musa Manana, Nino Halm, Christoph Beck, Sophie Schuster, Emre Soylu, Ilter Ünal, Elisabeth Morth, Markus Born, Stefan Eder, Kamau Kenyatta, Tania Carella, Julia Zhukova, Jordi Beltran, Johannes Brecht, IG Jazz Stuttgart, Landesjazzverband BW, Friends & Family & creatives everywhere

Executive Produced by Michael Tolle, Sebastian Schuster & Philip Scheibel 

Sounds Beautiful Like The Truth
Mello Music Group, 2020

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