Veteran local rapper, Fosta Juliano has teamed up with South African veteran rapper, Proverb and lyricist, Reason on tracks from his upcoming album, All I need.
Fosta Juliano worked with the two South African rappers on one song each, working with Reason on a song titled No limits and with Proverb on track titled Judgemental. Both singles have not yet been officially released.
“I featured these two acts because I believe me and them deliver some quality hip hop and they wouldn’t have agreed to work with me if my craft was not quality,” said Fosta Juliano.
Both Reason and Proverb have been celebrated within the hip hop circles as much as Fosta Juliano due to lyricism and authentic rap they deliver on their respective songs. With the dynamics of hip hop over the years, they have maintained the mainstream hip hop style.
“My album has been long overdue; it was supposed to be released some time back. But due to lack of man power and other logistics I have not managed to release it on time. Everything has been done; it has been mastered. The only thing left is replicating it then release it. As for the release, it’s all about timing but it will be this year,” the veteran rapper said.
He stated that the other thing that has slowed down the release date of the album is because he is currently in talks with a major record label, which he did not mention.
Describing the 19 track album, Fosta Juliano said it predominately comprises of the boo bap hip hop style which he is well known for with a mixture of different sound such as trap. The song, which features Proverb, is a trap track, which is not expected of from OGs.
“We worked on the trap song just to prove a point that one can do trap without mumbling but say constructive stuff. It has 19 tracks because I had a lot to say and it has been a long time since I released a project.”
The celebrated rapper argues that the All I need project has more mature content from his previous album. “I have grown over the years. My delivery, content and technique has grown. I keep the quality high.”
On the production, All I need has local producers Prez Beatz, Rimzy, Yung Fella and UK based Andrew Steve. It also features local acts such as K Boss, Big L Wasekai, Sentence, Swaziland duo Master P a DJ and Mozaik.