Monday, April 23, 2012

BlakLez Cap City Christ at Back to the City

5Minutes with Blaklez
Q1- Peace brother, congrats on all the moves you've been making. For those who don't know, please tell us who is Blaklez?
A1. Blaklez is a rap artist, a simple dude with extraordinary views. I'm from a city where people would rather be critical before giving praise. So yeah, the challenge of being an artist is extra hard around these parts.

Q2) From where I'm standing,Cap City is really holding it down, consistently. You and a couple of other guys are at the forefront, spearheading the movement. What can we expect from you and the collective further into the year.
2. I reckon the future looks brighter and brighter each day. God is good, especially when you keep your mouth shut work hard. Nothing falls from from the sky, apart from raindrops, snow and hail. The rest you will have to work for. I don't know what the future holds for Cap City, but I can guarantee that I will continue to work harder n smarter. I have a feeling you will be seeing more and more of me.

Q3) Back to the city. What should the people expect.
3. Whoever is at back to the city on Friday must prepare to get wowed. Didn't they tell you I'm a beast? Lol, on a serious note, expect loads of fun. It is Freedom Day after all. Let's live a little. 30 years ago, people of my skin colour wouldn't be allowed anywhere near the city in such large numbers or without a pass. What better way to celebrate than through sing and dance.

Q4) Who are you looking most forward to seeing on stage at the festival.
4. Nobody specific. There'll be a plethora of talent on that stage so I'm sure we'll all be entertained.

Q5) last question. What does freedom day mean to Blaklez.
5. These days black people can become whatever they want to be, unlike in the past. I wouldn't really put that with April 27 alone. Some of our elders lost their lives trying to bring an end to oppression. In other words, they dedicated their lives to help free a future generation (not just one day). That is the bravest and most selfless thing one can ever do. We need to thank God that he gave some the courage to fight. We're still not fully free, a lot of black people are still poor and live in squalor but at least there's a chance to rectify this. The government needs to do better than the apartheid regime. Through its actions, the apartheid regime told us that we were not worthy of it's love. This new government needs do the opposite. 

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