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The Best Kept Secret Podcast - TBKS

The Best Kept Secret”, also known as “TBKS Podcast", is a music based podcast focusing on very in-depth album reviews and analysis. In addition, the podcast also produces interviews featuring some of the best artists we have access to as well as blog content documenting the scene.
Occasionally English South Africa Music · Music Interviews
138 Episodes
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TBKS E134: The Priddy Ugly Episode

After much anticipation, Priddy Ugly has delivered his final offering: DUST. This serves as his 4th studio album in a career spanning over 15 years, which also includes, 3 mixtapes, 5 EP's and so many iconic feature verses. Priddy has become a well-respected name in the game by fans and…
15 Feb 1 hr 08 min

TBKS E133: The 2023 Finale Episode

As we wrap up the year that was 2023, we take a look back at some of our favourite music projects that dropped this year. We are going through our Top 5 releases, our favourite producers and also some of the memorable singles that dropped this year. We also share…
28 Dec 2023 1 hr 03 min

TBKS E132: The Huey Magicman Interview

Huey Magicman has dedicated his life to creating artistic expressions that don't just make the world listen but also make the world a better place. His music isn't just an enchanting melody; it's a testament to the transformative power of art. Huey's melodies have a unique power - they not…
20 Dec 2023 47 min

TBKS E131: The Mo$hpit Cindy Episode

Mo$hpit Cindy decided to return from her hiatus by releasing a mixtape out of the blue -- no promo, no rollout. As she clearly put it: all the songs are unmastered but the emotions are just as raw. Why? "Because it's just a mixtape" The project has no features but…
11 Dec 2023 47 min

TBKS E130: The Muzi Episode

One of South Africa's most exciting and dynamic artists, Muzi, has returned with a new album titled: uMuzi. This album comes after "INTERBLAKTIC" which received great acclaim. While the previous album felt like it was more about his journey as an artist, travelling through space and time as "The Zulu…
1 Dec 2023 49 min

TBKS E129: The A-Reece Episode

One of South Africa's most prolific rappers, A-Reece, finally released his long-awaited album "Paradise 2: The Big Hearted Bad Guy". Also known as "P2", this album is supposed to be his classic, his masterpiece. The 19-track album features the likes of Shekhinah, Blxckie, M.anifest, and frequent collaborators, Jay Jody and…
24 Nov 2023 54 min

TBKS E128: The J Clu Episode

Cape Town-based artist, J Clu is back with a brand new musical offering titled: BOYZWHO$TRAY. Having been around the new wave scene for more than 5 years now, this new project feels like a culmination of everything he has been working on perfecting as an artist. From the vocal performances,…
9 Nov 2023 41 min

TBKS E127: The Episode About Nothing

On the show this week, we bring you another installment of The Episode About Nothing. Our main topics of discussion include a deep look into Tyla's rise to stardom and her global hit song 'Water', as well as a passionate debate and discussion on the latest Drake album, FOR ALL…
2 Nov 2023 55 min

TBKS E126: The Huey Magicman Episode

Huey Magicman has made his return to music with what is arguably one of the best hip-hop albums to come out of South Africa this year. The album, titled, “ETERNAL”, tackles themes of, love, grief, heaven and eternity. He also explores the idea of the value of an artist’s life…
26 Oct 2023 49 min

TBKS E125: The Nasty C Episode

Nasty C's fourth studio album, I Love It Here, is a journey and a peak into the mind of one of South Africa’s most gifted musicians of our time. The album feels like the end of an era and simultaneously the beginning of a new chapter for Nasty C. The…
19 Oct 2023 1 hr 01 min

TBKS E124: The Tyson Sybateli Episode

The man himself, Tyson Sybateli, dropped his eagerly awaited mixtape, ‘Present’, not too long ago. The 8-track project is hosted by The Sobering Podcast and has guest verses from Thato Saul, Priddy Ugly, Nanette, Ben September, Mochen, Landrose and Tron Pyre. With this body of work, Tyson sends a reminder that he…
12 Oct 2023 39 min

TBKS E123 - The PatrickxxLee Episode

PatricKxxLee has returned with his new album titled: Room 37. This comes a couple of years after his exceptional album titled: Eternity. With Room 37, PatricKxxLee takes us on an internal odyssey, replete with introspection and empathy. The album features the likes of Sjava, burningforestboy, Kayla Nkwe, Nash, KashCPT, Blxckie…
5 Oct 2023 59 min

TBKS E122 - The Usimamane Episode

The Best Kept Secret Podcast prides itself with always shining a spotlight on new, talented artists who are still in the early stages of their careers. On this episode, we turn our focus to one of the most exciting hip-hop artists making waves right now, Usimamane. With a brand new…
1 Oct 2023 38 min

TBKS E121: The Fentse. Episode

One of the most gifted and promising up and coming artists in the South African (Alt)R&B scene is back with what is arguably one of the best R&B projects for 2023. Fentse. is no stranger to the local underground scene but her newest project is that of world-stage level. Her…
10 Sep 2023 55 min

TBKS E120: The Belo Salo Episode

Several singles and many features later, BELO SALO finally released his much anticipated album titled: “CHOZEN REJECTboi” The soulful album drenched in hip-hop bravado boasts features from the likes of A-Reece, Wordz, Jay Jodi and Blxckie. Throughout the album, BELO peels back layers and reveals quite a lot. The album…
31 Aug 2023 50 min

TBKS E119: The Roho Episode

Roho is finally back with a new musical offering titled: Vesper. This project comes 3 years after the well-received "Ephemeral" and it is a project that packs many different flavours for every type of Roho fan. It is a daring, vulnerable and captivating experience. Roho is very intentional with every…
24 Aug 2023 53 min

TBKS E118: The Episode About Nothing 5

On this week’s episode, we pause from our weekly album review schedule and instead, take a look at the current state of music. Our main focus is on the South African music scene, in particular, the Amapiano wave and the revival and future of SA hip-hop. What are your general…
20 Aug 2023 1 hr 02 min

TBKS E117: The Wordz Episode

Two years after releasing his beloved album titled, “Product of a Praying Mother”, Wodz is back with a brand new album. “People Forget To Be People” is a display of great storytelling and lyrical finesse that many people have embraced since the album’s release. The album features the likes of…
10 Aug 2023 48 min

TBKS E116: The S B X Interview

One of many fresh new voices in South African R&B is S B X, who has been on a steady rise in the last couple of years. The success of her debut project (These Songs Are About You), compelled S B X to release her sophomore EP in 2022, (These…
3 Aug 2023 54 min

TBKS E115: The Love Letters Episode

KashCPT recently released his much anticipated album titled: LOVE LETTERS, which serves as a followup to his successful Cape Town Radio release from 2022. This new album was marketed as a, "KashCPT debut R&B project" and we indeed got some really incredible R&B music from him. The album also offers…
27 Jul 2023 44 min
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