So PDogg (from PalmTree Paradise) called me last week Friday telling me he will be in Jo'burg with PalmTree and I was like "that's dope, y'all should flood that place because they don't know y'all and when something appears interesting and refreshing people will take note". We spoke about some other stuff which is still being plotted. To put you in the game, in case you're asking who these PalmTree cats are, they're a rap crew from Dubane who have a refreshing single, Unbelievable, that has been slept on. You will understand all of this at the end of this piece so keep reading. Trust me, it gets interesting.
So here is the story. I was scouring the Twitter streets and bumped into tweets from DJ Speedsta on the day he became a fan of Palm Tree Paradise. I know what you're thinking, it's just a twitter co-sign from Speedsta and you should have better things to be writing about. WRONG!
You see, ever since I started writing here at SOL, I become excited when new cats are about to enter the rap game. It takes time but when the main players in the game like Speedsta and Scoop see the talent our job is done and it's onto the next. I wrote a similar story in the past but I don't want to come across as a dude who is all about claiming new acts. You can connect the dots if you wish.
Listen to the Unbelievable single:
We dropped their music video in September. Watch it after the jump.
Now you can read the story of how Speedsta became a fan of PalmTree.
I hope with the influence that Speedsta has, he can get these guys out there. They really got next and I hope this makes the nation aware of the talent these cats have. I really apologize if I am hypebeasting them and this whole situation. It's the curse of being a fan of hip hop and the culture.
So I'm chatting to Scoop the other day, I can't help but look at his jacket so I ask where he got it, he says to me "some Durban boys"— The Guy. (@DJSPEEDSTA) October 15, 2016
I ask which Durban boys, he says to me: They Called Palm Tree Paradise, I'm like Yo! I been seeing the name, who TF is that?— The Guy. (@DJSPEEDSTA) October 15, 2016
He says to me: "no they just some boys from Durban, they have a pretty dope song"— The Guy. (@DJSPEEDSTA) October 15, 2016
As I always do 😂🙈 I go stalk them, so my research. I come across this song of theirs and I'm like "No man, I've heard this somewhere"— The Guy. (@DJSPEEDSTA) October 15, 2016
So we start chatting, fast forward a couple of days later I'm now their groupie, watching their new video and showing it to everyone 😂— The Guy. (@DJSPEEDSTA) October 15, 2016
Then I'm like no man, I have a show, let me put them on. Hit them up, they're as excited as me about this whole idea😎I'm like cool, and aan!— The Guy. (@DJSPEEDSTA) October 15, 2016
So it happened, last night and it was everything I expected it to be. So let's make this official, a formal introduction.— The Guy. (@DJSPEEDSTA) October 15, 2016
Ladies & Gentleman, please meet @palmtree_za our very own 🇿🇦— The Guy. (@DJSPEEDSTA) October 15, 2016
Not gonna over hype them, all I'm gonna ask is that you watch this https://t.co/gBmFvv4gTh and then decide for yourself.— The Guy. (@DJSPEEDSTA) October 15, 2016
I also ask that you help me help them. Can we please get the whole nation to hear this song, please help me! 🙏🏾— The Guy. (@DJSPEEDSTA) October 15, 2016
Apparently the song dropped in April, I only heard it now, I will help now!— The Guy. (@DJSPEEDSTA) October 15, 2016
Thank you. 🇿🇦— The Guy. (@DJSPEEDSTA) October 15, 2016