Music Review: PRO – Continua
A true measure of an artist’s growth is their ability to experiment far away from their chosen genre and still get it right. Prokid did a lot of lab test with his latest and fifth offering, Continua. As I listened I got a sense that he was having a lot fun making this album, for all one knows it could have been a subliminal celebration that he is doing this without TS Records.
Like all his previous albums the content is about his experiences growing up in a township trying to make it big. But how he flows makes it sound like you’ve never heard it before. Pro delivers punchline by punchline relentlessly and effortlessly, leaving his female fans in screeching awe and admiration, while his male fans silently giving him ovation.
His first single Makasana is like being in a triathlon – from 120-135 BPM to 120-128 BPM to 60-110 BPM (BPM = Beats Per Minute). It might confuse you at first but soon enough you start jamming and even do a ‘dougie’.
Pro reveals his softer (romantic) side when he collaborated with Bucie on a track Luv U Better and also on Get It On.
If you thought kwaito was dead then Pro resurrected it on Um’futho where he features Brickz. I found myself sobbing when I first heard the song. Nostalgia! The track was produced by Mandla Spikiri Mofokeng. I wasn’t surprised. Another track that will soon make airwaves is Anivulen’indlela featuring Ma E from the group Teargas.
I consider Pro one of the truest emcees, one who has managed to stay real to what true hip hop is all about amidst the fecklessness by the so called hip hop artists.
Overall the album is great and anyone who gets to own a copy will certainly enjoy it.
Album Rating: 4½/5
By © @siithe