On The Rise Artist: Masego

Staff Writer: Orian Johnson

Trap Jazz artist, Masego.

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! While you try to sleep off your ham, or turkey, I suggest lending your ear to the artist known as Masego, a “Trap House Jazz” style artist. If that doesn’t sound interesting I don’t know what’ll pique your interest. The name sounds weird, but once you listen to one or two songs, you’ll understand why he calls his music that. In the song Girls That Dance, he even starts scatting towards the end. Masego truly brings a fresh take to music, each beat and each set of lyrics have something unexpected and pleasantly surprising. Most of his tracks are on spotify and YouTube, but all of them can be found on his SoundCloud page. He released the track Tadow a month ago, and it’s more of a vibe than his more popular tracks, as they’re all very upbeat and somewhat fast paced. Masego has also collaborated with other artists like Medasin on the song Girls that dance, or when he featured in Yams by staRo. Masego’s got an incredibly bright future having brought a seemingly new genre to the table, and he’s turned hip hop on its head. If you want to see him live, he’s touring in Australia and he’ll be playing tomorrow! ...on the off chance you aren’t able to drop everything and fly to Australia, he’s also playing in Pomona, California on the 16th of December and Pima County, Arizona on the 28th of January. I’m making plans for at least one of the shows, and after giving Masego a listen, you probably will too.