Sipho The Gift

Sipho the Gift and Papaheight get jazzy on their ‘DO FOR LOVE’ EP [audio]

16 April 2021 - 16:16

Sipho the Gift teams up with Papheight to release their jazz-inspired EP titled ‘DO FOR LOVE’ gifting fans a combo of soul and hip-hop music.

Written by Ntsika Novoyi

Cape Town artist, Sipho the Gift, teamed up with talented producer, Papaheight, to release the soul and jazz-inspired EP titled DO FOR LOVE.

What can you expect from Sipho the Gift and Papaheight’s ‘DO FOR LOVE’ EP?

The project takes on a jazz approach, bringing some enjoyable samples mixing soul music with hip-hop.

Sipho the Gift and Papaheight use the project to discuss with the listener the struggles that Sipho faces in his love life.

However, Sipho does a good job on telling a story of how at first he has doubts about love on DO MORE, to sharing his fear of falling in love on SCARED TO LOVE, and by TRUE LOVE he admits he wasn’t initially looking for love however he now knows he found it.

This project has some impressive beats, using old-school soul and jazzy themed samples while combining it with modern hip-hop sounds and Papaheight did a great job at creating the perfect atmosphere for Sipho’s style of music.

The EP also gifts listeners some entertaining guest appearances from acts like Dali Danger, Oshoku, and Hanna.

With six tracks and a run time of 19:31, the collaboration album was a satisfying effort from the two talents.

Check out the EP, now available on all streaming platforms.

Has Sipho found his new sound?

Cape Town hip-hop is filled with all kinds of sub-genres ranging from the exciting Xhosa rap to the highly entertaining Cape Flats-inspired hip-hop.

However, not many artists have taken the more calm approach to hip-hop with only a few in the game using soul and jazz as inspiration towards their craft.

Sipho keeps pushing that genre and with the release of DO LOVE, it’s clear to see the rapper knows exactly what sound he can dominate and it’s clear to see why.

This is a great level up for the artist because if you had to hear some of his earlier work like BOY or KWEDiNi, he had more of a trap approach to his music.

We’re not saying he is completely shifting his sound, maybe he was being explorative for the EP, however, the new sound suits him well and we can’t wait to hear what else the Cape Town rapper has in store for his fans.