Listen: Kwesta Drops Hit Track Spirit Featuring US Rapper Wale


Kwesta released his hit single Spirit which is an international collaboration with US rapper Wale on Wednesday.

In addition to topping charts, the song made it to the trends list as Twitter praised the rapper for not compromising his signature sound even when he features international acts. Apparently, when they heard he’s working with a US counterpart, peeps were concerned that an international collaboration could “dilute” his African sound.

Nevertheless, the track was received with much acclaim and the artist commended for not losing his African flavour.

Speaking to Metro FM’s Fresh Breakfast team on Wednesday, Kwesta explained that he’ll always stay true to his African culture. Notwithstanding, he also wants to “break down borders musically”.

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In other words, Kwesta is trying to bring African sounds to the international space.

“As much as people might question some of my collabs and everything, my plan was to break down the borders. So I’m not moving towards an international sound, I just want break down the musical borders,” he said.

Listen to the track below;

Twitter has been abuzz over the song which users already dubbed a December hit. They also predicted that it may reach Ngud‘s level of popularity.

See some of the reactions to the track on Twitter;

While Kwesta’s upcoming album features major US collaborations like Wale, Rick Ross and Tory Lanez, the Katlehong-born rapper wants to make it clear that he’s not on a mission to boycott local talent.

Talking to Zkhiphani recently, Kwesta said the success he achieved this year (scooping awards and working with big names internationally) doesn’t mean he would skip working with local rappers on his upcoming album.

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“So I am back in studio working on another album. I don’t know if you’ve seen but there has also been international collaborations that I have been doing. That doesn’t mean however that I won’t be doing collaborations with South Africans artists, I just wanna make this album a little bigger than just South Africa. So I’m pulling up all the stops,” he explained.

The Ngud hitmaker has had a successful year, raking in awards and great airplay.