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Ben Sharpa signs with Pioneer Unit


19 January 2008 No Comment

Soweto-born Ben Sharpa (aka Oh Kaptin My Kaptin) is a veteran underground rapper and music producer. Considered by many as one of South Africa’s most accomplished lyricists, Ben Sharpa is a founding member of cult crews GroundWorks and Audio Visual.

Ben Sharpa has shared the stage with artists such as Immortal Technique (June 2005), Jonzi-D (June 2003), Black Thought (August 2001), Mr. Len and Jean Grae (May 2001). In June 2006, Sharpa headlined alongside Wordsworth and Jonzi-D as part of the Tri-Continental Hip Hop Festival. He also performed at the annual Glastonbury Festival (June 2007) on the BBC Introduces stage.

We believe this is an historic moment for Pioneer Unit Records and South African music as a whole. Ben is a premier artist who has gained a huge amount of media attention in South Africa and around the world for his unique and innovative style. We are extremely excited about the prospect of working with him in the year ahead and beyond.

We plan to release Ben’s long-awaited solo album, B. Sharpa, in the first quarter of 2008.

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