Survivor’s Guilt: Stogie T pays tribute to AKA, fallen musicians

Survivor’s Guilt: Stogie T pays tribute to AKA, fallen musicians

Stogie T is feeling "survivor's guilt" after losing some of his music peers, including rapper AKA. 

Rappers Stogie T and AKA
Rappers Stogie T and AKA/ Instagram (@stogie_t)

South African rapper Stogie T has released an emotional new song dedicated to the hip-hop stars we lost in recent years. 

The rapper paid tribute to Kiernan 'AKA' Forbes, who was shot dead alongside his friend Tebello 'Tibz' Motsoane in February this year. 

Stogie T, whose real name is Boitumelo Molekane, shared his freestyle, 'Survivor's Guilt', on his Instagram page this week. 

"My lil brother, was killed brother / Helped mold his career brother / I got guilt brother / Was all hip-hop brother / Maybe we wasn't eve friends/ Trying to be the mentor/ Til that tragic friend, " he raps as images of AKA flash on the screen.

Stogie T and AKA worked together on several occasions in the past. 

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He also paid tribute to Rikhado 'Riky Rick' Makhado in the song. The 'Boss Zonke' rapper died in February 2022 after losing his battle with depression. 

"Where was were you the day Mega fell?/ Seen it through a group text, a tweet or SMS/ Shocked on the other end/ Shot by a couple men / Almost to the day we lost Riky."

Stogie T also mentions Costantinos 'Costa Titch' Tsobanoglou.

"How is Tibz collaateral? /How is Riky forgotten/Costa twitching to piano bro/ They shine and left us the afterglow."

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Stogie encourages his peers to give each other their flowers while they are still alive. 

"If your boy doing good go hype that s**t up, and if your boy doing bad don't bite your lip. Life too short for regret after the fact... People never get to put their flowers in a vase. All the bouquets get placed over their graves" he raps. 

Several local musicians took to the comments section of Stogie T's post to thank him for his heartfelt tribute. 

"F%%^ bro … that’s too much," J'Something wrote. 

Focalistic commented: "10th time watching 😭🎯 Thank You!!!"

DJ Black Coffee said: "Oh man!!!!!! 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿."

Slikour commented: "I told you this is your j.o.b."

Nadia Nakai left heart emojis. The rapper was dating AKA at the time of his death. 

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Main image credit: Instagram/@stogie_t

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