When he was young, Skinny Pelembe and his friends would wrangle over who’d be who in the Wu-Tang Clan, but his pool of inspiration spreads even wider, from Grandmaster Flash to Johnny Cash. Born in Jo’burg, the Doncaster-dwelling singer, producer, and MC blends instruments and meddles samples to scout out his own voice. His debut album Sleep More, Make More Friends dropped in 2018 on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings. Skinny Pelembe describes himself as ‘grumpy, secretly funky’: well, we’re always down for some secret funk.
Country: South Africa