Return of the Astro-Goth
March 12, 2018 12:28 PM   Subscribe

Meet Yugen Blakrok, The South African Rapper Featured on the “Black Panther” Soundtrack. Listen to her album "Return of the Astro Goth" here, and follow her on soundcloud here
posted by rebent (11 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
Awesome! Thanks for posting this, I'm excited to hear more of her stuff. Opps is such a great track, and her verse is next level.
posted by everybody had matching towels at 1:02 PM on March 12, 2018

Dark moody hip-hop with some cosmic bizness thrown in? Yes, please.
posted by runcibleshaw at 1:02 PM on March 12, 2018 [5 favorites]

This album is fucking good as hell.
posted by selfnoise at 1:21 PM on March 12, 2018

She slays it! It's awesome that she's coming up in the game and isn't selling out to booze companies or resorting to skin baring techniques a la Cardi or Iggy. No shade to either of those rappers, I just dig the lack of booty sometimes.
posted by Dillionaire at 2:41 PM on March 12, 2018

Thanks so much for sharing this! I am loving it.

Bummer she doesn't have more out there -- Discogs only lists this album and a promo digital single (on Soundcloud). Definitely stoked she's getting attention, and I look forward to her upcoming work.

Also, super stoked to be able to browse like-minded South African hip-hop from the Iapetus Records label on Bandcamp.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:53 PM on March 12, 2018

Thank you for this post! Can you add a blackpanther tag?
posted by cashman at 3:59 PM on March 12, 2018 [1 favorite]

Yeah, this comment in the article surprised me: "In South Africa, almost every mainstream rapper has an endorsement deal with an alcohol brand." Is that specific to South Africa, or are other artists likewise funded similarly, and I just haven't noticed? Or at least I haven't been able to differentiate name dropping some brand of gin vs. an actual financial support from a liquor marketer.
posted by Metro Gnome at 4:23 PM on March 12, 2018

Hells yes
posted by latkes at 8:06 PM on March 12, 2018

love it
posted by greenhornet at 9:14 PM on March 12, 2018

Ohh, this is terrific, thanks for making the FPP.
posted by desuetude at 7:19 AM on March 13, 2018

She's so great! I stumbled across her a couple of years ago thanks to this askme I made, where I ended up clicking through a lot of soundcloud and bandcamp links, and there she was.
posted by rtha at 9:30 AM on March 13, 2018

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