I have gained such an appreciation for my city over the past years. Every bit of it. Its glory, its new rookies, the bubbling under, the mainstreams, the Underground, the next best, The firsts, its new creatives, the wannabes, the has been’, the I will be back, the vacancy, the love, decay and crime. Though I have never made any promises, I only said that I’d try to live and be the best creative observer that I could be. This pas’ weekend i was invited to do a music video styling for BW’S hottest music group- FPMG. I ended up doing mostly accessories styling because from music to looking the part, these guys know how to execute a concept with so much ease. My job was made easier.
WHO IS FPMG??
Fancy Path Music Group (FPMG).
Excellence, futuristic concepts and great quality production. This is a music group musing on Botswana’s promise, to give you 100% international level production.It comprises of 2 producers and 5 artists of different genres from Motswako, Hip Hop, House music, R n’ B, Jazz and contemporary music. This versatile hip hop group is made up of Sentence, BlaqBoi, Motswaki Vic, DoughBoy, Tido, Khwezi, Prince (Royal Dj) and Spryt. FPMG gives a meaning to what a music group should be- an art-form, not just entertainment, poetic flow not nursery rhymes, intellect more so than wit. Even in their casual songs, strictly for entertainment they still display a tremendous level of talent. They are the perfect entertainment package.
The way their production slays every track they put their hands on makes some of these *wack artists” sound like the next Kendrick, while they sound like they own the genre.
Don’t believe me?
think about lyricism, think about delivery, originality, and sincerity in the rhymes. Then when you acknowledge that, you have to think about production quality and consistency. They never put out sub-par tracks.
WHERE HAVE THEY BEEN?…
The Black Chinese Mixtape was the first project FPMG worked on which includes radio singles such as ‘Grind’ and ‘Mo Sphankgeng’ which are the most recognizable by their supporters. This mixtape was released online and is still available for download. They have an affinity with Chinese’s spirit of team work and ambition to succeed in everything they do. The further added that the concept is also a way of integrating cultures and reaching out to masses beyond their natural skin tone. It was originally derived from the Far-East Asian culture of team spirit,community building and creativity.
FPMG’S BW’S PRODUCERS TO LOOK OUT FOR:
SPRYT has made BW’s hottest hits that’s receiving massive airplay right now: Sasa Klaas’- H.A.D.S.A.N, Sasa Klaas’ft Scar – A Ke mo khandeng , Khwezi ft Nature’s – GOOD LIFE, Motswaki Vic’s TSWAKATSONE, Nomadic FT Khwezi & Motswaki Vic- FOR THE LOVE while another FPMG producer, Prince THE ROYAL Dj, has produced hits like FPMG’S ‘Mo Sphankgeng’ Old Jushi, FPMG’S Becha FT JUJU BOY and Sasa Klass “I DID IT” to name a few.
WHAT THEY ARE ON..NOW
I say they are out here to revive the radio culture. Ages, stages & phases, they are radio’s new voice only at war with their art, consumed in something bigger than luck. On the topic of art, they are currently working on an album entitled the Art of War which is scheduled for release this year, 2013. They say, the Art of War is an album that expresses their struggles and strides in the creative industry seeing it has been a long fight to be heard out as Hip Hop artists and misunderstood by the masses. They use their creativity to fight this ‘war’, other than turning to drugs and a life of crime to take their frustrations out on. Apart from music, there is a movement sub division of Fancy Path Holdings thus its management. All i know is, they collect bruises to breed our humility, but destroy every studio equipment they touch and pen down, just for your listening pleasure. 🙂
THE OLD SKUL JUSHI VIDEO SCENE..
from left to right, Doughboy, Sentence, (BACK) Blackboi and Tido, (FRONT) Motswaki Vic and Khwezi.
FPMG: from left to right: Spryt (Producer), DoughBoi, Sentence, (back BlaqBOI),Motswaki Vic, Khwezi, FRONT(Tido).
DIRECTOR S (Smokie Mogapi),Directing.
Old skul Jushi.
Whats’ old skul without Dickies??
Tido and Sentence: Dont let them fool you, their image changes with each song. They are very much hip hop.
Sentence, BlaQBoi and Motswaki Vic.
BEHIND THE SCENES : LOOK OUT FOR:
Apollo D: Tha mayor
Milly, Milly Milez, Milez. Catch up niggas.
Old Skul Jushi Trivia
Old Skul Jushi obtained legendary votes on Yarona FM GOT 3/3 votes last week Sunday and blew people of on Scramble Of Africa with T Izzy, then 5/5 votes on Mojo In The Morning with Scar & Phenyo.
Old Skul Jushi? now that’s a track that could build a whole new music cult and genre. FPMG, now that’s a family that could heal Botswana’s music industry. Look out for Old skul Jushi at The Yarona Fm top 40 at 40, Saturdays Here, http://www.yaronafm.co.bw
Watch this space, and when you do, remember this post. Filed September 23TH Monday, 2013.
A hearty thank you goes out to:
United Cafe and Eleganza Store.
LONG MAY THE ASSOCIATION CONTINUE.
Watch some of their work here:
FPMG FT JUJU BOY BECHA” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B5Sadsl_Es
fpmg ft JUJU BOY From the bottom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXrkSq8AGMA
Nomdic ft. FPMG (for the love) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z27Os6xXFVY”
Nomadic ft Motswaki Vic, Khwezi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z27Os6xXFVY
FOLLOW THE MOVEMENT:
LIKE THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fancy-Path-Music-Group-FPMG/236775853051288?directed_target_id=0″
FOLLOW THEM ON TWITTER: @WEareFPMG
till next time because I got more.
kissed by the sun twice.
Your Fashion Artiste.