STIFF PAP – REBELS WITH APPLAUSE

Real Names – Jakinda Mshindi Boya / Ayema Qampi

 

Country – Cape Town, South Africa

 

Music Style – Kwaito / House / Gqom

 

Why are they important?

Welding gqom, hip hop and house together in the furnace of Cape Town’s loxion underground can produce incendiary results. Ayema Probllem’s hard boiled rhymes and Jakinda’s explosive production combine to form Stiff Pap. Delivering blistering live performances that sound every bit as polished as the tracks they release, Stiff Pap have  won accolades such as winner of the Afropunk Battle of the Bands and a place in the Okayafrica Top 30 Hip Hop Albums of 2017.

 

Why have we booked them?

Stiff Pap have honed their sound separately between Jakinda and Ayema, and the two coming together is a match made in heaven. Their live show is razor-sharp and delivered like a bomb. We’re so excited to be a part of these young artists’ ongoing journey.

 

Recommended Tracks/Mixes

Our favourite set:

 

Behind the scenes with Stiff Pap: