The End – Quarta Past

Some experimental backpackin’ hip-hop beats from a Joburg artist named Quarta Past. This is The End. Pretty heavy social-comment lyrics on there about what it means to be a man, among other things. The apocalyptic, minimalist production is by Damian Wilde.

artworks-000079984816-9a36x9-t200x200“Describes the cycle of manlesshood” is what QP says about his track. There’s two main verses, of which the second is far tighter in delivery and thematics. The first was intese, but a little all over the map for us to follow the message. We really felt this lyric “Sad how the kid gonna grow to do Daddy stuff… Daddy was a kid who couldn’t man up.” Nice one, brother. Keep ’em coming.

Quarta Past is Thulasizwe Kwanele Somdyala, out of Mbizana, now in Jozi, via Cape Town. He also runs a sleek, eclectic blog focusing on music, art and photography at

Writer for television, print and digital, corporate and editorial. Editor and writer of books. Musical performance, spoken word as Inspector Ras. Guitar/vocals for The Near Misses, (Worst Band In JoburgTM). The last whitey at umsebenzi. Latest book 415 Action-Packed Neighbourhood Marketing Tips with Basil O'Hagan, out now. @hagenengler

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