Sun G releases “Freedom” on Freedom Day

After eight since releasing a solo joint, HashOne member Sun G Wa Lefika has dropped Freedom. Produced by Jee Juh Beats, the song reflects on South Africa’s racial dynamics and the progress, or the lack thereof, that has been made towards building the rainbow nation that former President Nelson Mandela envisioned.

Sun G decided to release the song on Freedom Day, which commemorates South Africa’s first post-apartheid elections that were held on 27 April 1994. On the song, Sun G touches on a variety of topics, from racism to apathy among some of the youth and also his perceived incompetence of some of the country’s politicians. Some of it sounds a little controversial, but hey, it’s what he thinks.

“I did have second thoughts about releasing the song because of Corona and all that jazz, but I figured maybe some people want a break from that. I hope it doesn’t rub people up the wrong way though. Those were my thoughts at the time of recording. Some of those beliefs have changed but most still remain the same,” said the rapper, who hails from Maftown.

“At the very least, I just hope the song can start some dialogue around where we are as a country and how much farther we still have to go if we will ever really be the rainbow nation that was envisioned by tata Mandela.”

On whether this song is part of a larger body of work that will be released anytime soon, Sun G said the focus is very much on HashOne, whose sophomore album Tshenasu would have been released in May had it not been for the Coronavirus outbreak and South Africa’s national lockdown.

“The focus is very much on Tshenasu. It’s just that it had been so long since I released a solo joint. I want to get back into the habit of writing full songs so, yeah. I’ll probably release an EP one day, when I have enough songs that I think are good enough to put out.”