Being able to rap is one thing, the ability to rap and make good music is another. Inspired by real life issues that happen to either him or his friends. He takes that, recreates it sonically and the results, you’ll have to Wait Till June to find out. But here’s a crash course.
Port Elizabeth born, Dibi, popularly known for his #FreestyleFriday series gives us a tour into his life of trying to balance matters of the heart, chasing dreams, and dealing with fame on his 5-track offering entitled Wait Till June. It is no secret that with almost every triumph or success, not everyone will celebrate with you, and you won’t always end up with everybody you started with. It is only the lucky ones who manage to see through some people who are around them only for clout or to benefit their selfish needs and quickly dismisses the cut before it fully becomes a wound. Opening with “Worst Date,” Dibi touches on a relationship he was in but his feelings have changed when his partner was not supportive towards his dreams, “I’m kind of distant, I thought I was vibing with you but it’s kinda different. My mind is shifting, homies were talking, wish I had listened. When they told me you were not the type of girl I envisioned,” he raps. This song tells a story of how people often get it wrong and “fall in love” for the wrong reasons. Only to find that when what you thought you “loved” about a particular person is not enough to keep you together.
“2018 was a bittersweet year for me, I was killing the music but mama got hit with a stroke and that’s when a piece of me broke. I went to see her and we sat down, we spoke, and she told me “my nigga go get it cause I need you know more than ever” and that gave me hope. So I ain’t just rappin’ for myself now.” He reflects on the year that was on “Couldn’t Come Sooner.” A related track for most hungry and passionate artists who dedicate their craft to a bigger purpose. Dibi makes his priorities clear, stating that he pays no attention to rappers who do it for the gram as well as people who started treating him like a cash cow since he started popping. He shares the major difference in his life before and after the fame since he started getting “Paycheques” for his raps.
Running for only 2 minutes, “No Sleep” has Dibi caught between a love affair but is aware that the person is only there for the limelight. He drops a rather controversial line, where he says “That day we met and then we played R Kelly and I think I even let her piss on me.” Uhm, you’ll us what you think of that line.
What’s a rap project without a love song? Dibi executes one beautifully on a BB Con produced mellow beat for “What’s The Point.” He is left hopeless as the person he has fallen for is in love with someone else. He points out the flaws of her lover, telling her that he (Dibi) loves her to win her over, but she can’t see it as she is used to heartbreak and still carries the luggage of her daddy issues. For the rest of the story to unfold, we have no choice but to Wait Till… you already know!