I’ve said this a couple of times before, but there’s definitely something in the water in Port Elizabeth. Rapper Kearne Dragon is yet another young artist emerging from the windy city and he recently dropped “BAMBOO”: a neo-classical trap track straight out of a thronging club.
And I mean that literally – the accompanying video is a deep dive into one of his live shows. Shot through the flashing lights of a heaving night club, between kids knocking back tequilas, cigarettes clamped between teeth, Dragon dominates the little stage with a rendition of the song.
“BAMBOO” was produced by fellow PE local and regular collaborator: 22-year-old singer-songwriter Pierre Stemmett – who has been making strides of his own through the scene of late.
It’s a gritty, elastic ode to money and chicks: a classic rap tangent if I ever heard one. However he cuts through the banality with a striking classical-esque foundation, over which the grimy trap beat pulls through. It kicks back with a pure trap continuum from start to finish.