Produced by Taka Perry, ‘Change’ is a fluid continuation of KG’s previous singles. Where his last single ‘Black Boy’ was a brutal and honest account of the oppression people of colour still face today, ‘Change’ broadens it’s outlook to encompass all races and backgrounds positively. “‘Change’ is about inspiring social change in our community for everyone. Also, by doing one thing to help someone disadvantaged is better than doing nothing at all. The song is designed for the everyday person struggling and how they can overcome life struggles by making a change in their lives.” KG
Working with Perry, KG has found himself in league with not only a like-minded individual, but also one of Australia’s most in demand producers. Having worked extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand, Perry has matched his passion with great results, with recent achievements coming in projects with artists including Ruel, Okenyo and Harry Carman.
First making an impact with his single ‘Mabo Martin Mandela’ last year, KG’s connection with his African heritage and culture has always remained a strong one when it’s come to threading these influences through his music. His father, Seretse Ratlhagane, a freedom fighter alongside Nelson Mandela, passed down this sense of justice and drive in pushing for social equality and awareness of the issues that face young people in particular.
For Canberra hip hop artist KG, his craft isn’t just about making music that pops, it is much larger than this immediate effect. With his inspired rhymes and impassioned delivery, KG is speaking up for those in his community who cannot.
An emerging voice encouraging positivity and progression on a personal level, on a societal level and on a musical tip, KG looks directly at a diversifying Australian music scene - that still has some ways to go in terms of embracing powerful young people with things to say - with confidence and a brand new message in his new single, ‘CHANGE’.
South African born, Australian raised rapper KG is making no apologies with his politically charged and thought provoking music. The social justice advocate has been blazing a trail with his no holds barred approach to tackling the taboo topics of society today.
With scores of live shows including support for the likes of Lupe Fiasco, Bone Thugs n Harmony, Black Milk and Ice Cube behind him, KG has carved out a name for himself as a storyteller and potent lyricist. Now back with a renewed sense of himself, his music & his roots, it's no wonder he has begun to cement himself as one of his generations most respected and vocal commentators.
Following on from his resolute single ‘Forgive Them’ and his most recent offering 'Mabo, Martin, Mandela' - a polarising tribute to some of the most inspirational black leaders in history and a call to action on the current racial climate - KG enters 2018 with his affirmative new single Black Boy.
Black Boy is a message that errs on the side of caution and describes what life can be like for a person of colour and the stereotypes that come with being black in systemically oppressed world. However, the song also encourages young black youth to overcome discrimination and rise above it to succeed and prove stereotypes as false with examples referencing the APEX gang hysteria that has recently swept Melbourne.
Black Boy paves the way for his forthcoming EP that will explore his family’s history, apartheid in his birth country and the often polarising conversation about racism in Australia. KG intends his music to light a fire in the minds of young Australians and to get them thinking about the experiences of those around them.