HUGE DA ORACLE’s debut album is fittingly titled Rusty Soul. The rapper from Rustenburg is putting the final touches to the project which has been long overdue now.
“The album got a wide range of sounds, the people can expect way more than what they heard on June July. I can say the album is 70% done. I just really wanna take my time with it,” says Huge, speaking to Tha Bravado.
Real name Thapelo Khupari, the 27 year-old just released the first video of the album June July which features KidX. Directed by Kuda Jemba, the video is shot in the Johannesburg CBD at a barber shop and a scrapyard garage, it’s apt visuals that go with the Kwaito-infused beat with satisfactory bars on it. “It was just inspired by the mood of the song- dark grimy
and rebellious. The locations capture that sense,” Huge says.
Those in the Hip Hop scene knew Huge as far back as nearly 10 years ago in the underground scene, when he was in duo, Huge Impakt with rapper Impakt. But last year, while on the second season of reality television show The Hustle, he introduced himself to the rest of South Africa and the continent. Although he never won the competition, his brand became more familiar with the masses and he too, became a better artist having come third at the end of it.
Since then, he’s worked with Motswako’s gods, Kaygizm and Towdee Mac from Morafe as well as producer, Gobi Beats to which they released a video for his single 5IVE DIGIT$ with multi award-winning cinematographer, Ofentse Mwase.
He hasn’t given an exact date of when Rusty Soul drops, but he and his team are looking at releasing it before 2018 raps up. “My biggest inspiration while working on Rusty Soul was that I knew that people are finally waiting for the album. The demand is finally there.”
“That made me reach places I never thought I could reach musically and creatively. It was also wonderful to finally come up with a new sound that fully defines Huge as a brand and artist,” he says.