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Prince Kaybee makes it on Time’s ‘Best Songs of 2020’

Posted by Andile Sicetsha

The polarising Prince Kaybee has added yet another accomplishment on his exhaustive list of music career wins this year.

Prince Kaybee appears on Time’s ‘Best Songs of 2020’

The producer from Sekenal, Free State, is the only African artist to appear on Time Magazine’s ‘Best Songs of 2020’ list that was published on Wednesday.

Entertainment reporter Andrew Chow threw Kaybee’s Uwrongo which features DJ Shimza, Black Motion and Ami Faku in the list of 10 songs earmarked as the best of this year.

Of course, this is largely subjective and people might feel opposed to the magazine’s selection but this was Chow’s justification for the inclusion of Kaybee’s song in the list:

“Prince Kaybee and Shimza, two of the brightest stars of South Africa’s flourishing house music scene, had a falling out two years ago after the former accused the latter of failing to credit him on songs.

“Luckily, they reconciled to create this low-burning triumph of exquisitely picked guitars and splashy cymbal work. Their immersive textures are a perfect backdrop for rising Afrosoul singer Ami Faku, who sings of overcoming burdens through an ethereal undulating melody.”

Andrew R. Chow, Time Magazine (2020)

This was his reaction to the news

Interestingly, the producer’s reaction to this was… somewhat deflated. Kaybee told his fans, in a tweet, that he wishes “someone else could’ve gotten the nod.”

Alas, a win is a win and as sick of it, as he may be, it sure does stroke his ego knowing that his musical talents are recognised by a revered international publication.

You can stream the song in full below:

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