Bittereinder is an Afrikaans rap group from Pretoria that formed in 2009. Prior to the groups formation the lead rapper, Jaco van der Merwe had been performing English rap and hip hop using the stage name Ajax. Drawing from their combined influences and diverse frame of references, the three man band produced an album with 12 tracks. It’s rap music, but the emphasis is on music and not the rap. Each track has a unique sound. Jaco’s lyrical themes range from humorous and fearless social commentary to fables and narratives. Check out their video of “A Tale of Three Cities” featuring Jack Parow and Tumi Molekane.
By: Elizabeth Stene | Beat-Play Ambassador South Africa | @LizMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC