Own The Block meets USA. CAPE TOWN turned up in their numbers to watch the highly anticipated battle between Slum Lord Swigz and KNO at the popular Charley’s Bakery in CPT. Charley’s Bakery situated in District 6 was the chosen location.
This is the first battle where security had to step in and take control as shit got real heated as the battle turned personal real quick. Both rappers brought BARS and were lyrically on point, with Swigz more rehearsed while KNO was more improvised it made for a spectacular showdown.
To add to it, Own The Block welcomes Salim El Bey of the Travel & Hip Hop show USA to co-host the rap battle with Tyler The Instigator. Salim El Bey (brother to Yasiin Bey – Mos Def) originally from Brooklyn, New York travels the world to showcase the different cultures that exist in various parts of our land with special emphasis on the hip hop industry.
As such we figured it would be a great way to bridge the gap internationally and invited the brother to be a part of the movement and allow him to witness first-hand how it goes down in Kaapstad, the real Kaapstad not Long street, none of that 7de laan k@k! And TRUST, we did just that! If you missed all the other episodes of #OwnTheBlock – this is one not to be missed!