Apiwe Bubu Infuses Rap with Caribbean in “Can’t Be Like Me”

Apiwe Bubu

“They know I got racks, ni**a they know I got swag. Can’t be like me…”

– quote from “Can’t Be Like Me”

There’s nothing like raw, Caribbean sounds blended with rap in African artist Apiwe Bubu’s new song “Can’t Be Like Me”. Apiwe takes the stage, pushing the boundaries more than ever, as he creates a new cross-section of cultural sounds and rhythms. He uses his unique taste in music to bridge the gap between the two genres.

With an upbeat, energetic production, it’s not surprising that the song will have you up on your feet, dancing.

Apiwe Bubu has an extensive background in music, from being trained on the piano in middle school to completing a college level Sound Engineering Audio Training in Johannesburg, South Africa. He also furthered his studies at Berklee College of Music, where he also served as the president of the African Club. After completing his studies, he moved to Los Angeles, CA to work as a music producer and engineer with Tony Maserati under Mirrorball Entertainment where he contributed Beyonce’s “Lemonade”. He wrote music for Nomsa Mazwai’s album “Nomisupasta”, which the album won the SAMA in 2011 as the Best African Alternative album.

Check out “Can’t Be Like Me” and leave a comment below.







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