As a producer, Sipho The Gift produced Well$' "'98 Juvie" and co-produced his and King Mez's "Youth In Revolt Pt. 2," but now the South Africa native is stepping out on his own as an MC. Luckily, Well$ was on hand for a guest verse on "Somewhere," the first track that's been released from Sipho's upcoming debut mixtape,Â Coming Of Age.
With a buoyant, uplifting instrumental that recalls Native Tongues or early Souls Of Mischief, "Somewhere" finds the 21-year-old Sipho describing his come-up in South Africa. Well$ hops on the track's second half to spit a slick verse where he accuses a rival of pirating "flows like Davey Jones on the Seven Seas."
You never free
You pirate flows like Davey Jones on the Seven Seas
So it's hard out here, leave it at home boy
You don't need your heart out here
'Cause these boys hungry