Focalistic Reveals He’s Working On Releasing New Music From Another Genre
Focalistic Reveals He’s Working On Releasing New Music From Another Genre. Focalistic real name Lethabo Sebetso is aPretoria native and one of Mzansi’s hottest rappers right now. These days, Focalistic has switched from rapping in English on typical Trap or Hip-Hop beats to rapping on proper African pop music, characterized by Afro-House percussion. He was always around people who make dance/house music producers with an obsession with Sghubu.
Focalistic continues to prove that he is not slowing down anytime soon., and this time, he seems to be preserving the pitori sound, as he has just announced that he is working on a Barcadi song with Mellow and Sleazy. “Lang kreya mara? Next project is for PITORI !! Rekere ke Religion! Barcadi ke Religion!! Danko @mellowandsleazy,” he wrote.
Barcadi is a Pretorian originated genre, of which amapiano was derived from. Amapiano is basically a hybrid of deep house, jazz and lounge music characterized by synths, airy pads and wide and percussive basslines. It is distinguished by high-pitched piano melodies, Kwaito basslines, low tempo 90s South African house rhythms and percussions from another local subgenre of house known as Bacardi.
Explaining his now-famous line “Ase trap ke pina tsa ko kasi”, Pitori’s Maradona said: “The Trap/Hip-Hop guys used to be angry at “Ase Trap Ke Pina Tsa Ko Kasi”, but when they realized what it was, they gravitated towards the movement. Trap was the glamorous thing, but I was like ‘I don’t want to do that, I want to make music that my mom, my whole hood can relate to and be proud of.’ I wasn’t talking down on Trap, I just wanted to make people understand the origin and purpose of my music,” Foca said.
“I make Trap, but I never lie about having a gun or a gang, I just want to talk about the realities of my hood, you know. People used to think I was shading Emtee [laughs], but I wasn’t,” he continues. “Maybe the competitive part of me made me want to carve a niche for myself, but we don’t have a ‘trap’ in South Africa.”