Rock the Ruins: Masego
July 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm EDT
Masego is a saxophone player, a singer, a rapper, a comedian, a DJ – a singular talent and surprising presence in the musical fabric right now. He cites the 1930s Harlem big bandleader and singer Cab Calloway as a guiding spirit, was mentored by DJ Jazzy Jeff, and puts an unabashedly sultry-smooth spin on the R&B, hip hop and dance music that he and his contemporaries like SZA, Chance The Rapper, Ari Lennox, and Anderson.Paak are making. Masego had a breakout with his official debut album, Lady Lady, and it’s now-RIAA certified Gold-selling lead single, “Tadow,” and on the back of a multi-year headline tour that found Masego selling out shows and playing festivals on every continent but Antartica.
Following the success of Lady Lady, Masego released his 2020 EP, Studying Abroad, featuring the Don Toliver accompanied song “Mystery Lady” and the Caribbean influenced “Silver Tongue Devil” featuring Shenseea. A little sample of what we could expect from the artist in 2021.