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There is no shame with speaking with an accent characteristic of townships.  

I have noticed that more and more individuals have decided that hip hop is strictly American and as such, speaking with a [forced] American accent, either when rapping or when presenting a show etc, is the right thing to do.  
Allow me to express my opinion, (if the shoe fits, wear it but please forgive me) there is nothing worse than hearing someone, who comes out of the South-West Townships speaking - or trying to speak - like he was raised in America...

The  reason I am saying this is: I occasionally listen to the Saturday night show on Metro FM, and I listen to this cat "Thibo Touch" and a few of his friends speaking in [very forced] American accent.  
I have no problem with Thibo Touch, it's what he does that gets me.

Perhaps there is something I do not know that might change my views.

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thibo touch is just one of those people that i can truly say without the slightest reservation - are irritating. i dont like him. never have. and him and his cronies jacked hipe's beat anyway. so no definetly NOT A fan.

not interested.

he can go 'holla at his own boy'.
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I feel you, and really, I don't like Touch. Well, dug him when he did that 1hr international segment when Zak wuz still on dat (and Zak wuz madd ill!)

But I think he spent sum time in the States, hence the accent (note: in no way am i implying dat being raised abroad means sum1 gotta change dem accent).

Think he spent too much time over there or something, so that's why he talks the way he does. And with all that said, I still don't like his fukkin' a**! :twisted:


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I don't c nuthing wrong with that....Provided u not faking it, and if u r and doing it right...big ups



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check i speak english without an accent(as in like a whtie guy) coz its my first language yada yada,
but i know what u guys mean i hate these ppl who run around saying yo this cat did this and my peeps gonna cap him etc, most of them do it 4 the sake of an image which aint cool


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check i speak english without an accent(as in like a whtie guy) coz its my first language yada yada

'Ja hey fully bru..some oaks are full on faking to their chinas'! :lol:

Seriously though coming from one who has ben accused of having a little bit of that "twang" going himself I don't appreciate fakeness of ANY kind...

peep Mr Selwyn's Kasi Rap Song off the SAMA winning Formula Album...

"Entlek...AmaFake American Accents Have got to Stop!"


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"Hey check bru, i laak don't appreciate u tuning me like that bru!"
i knew this guy who spoke in the american accent sooo f***en much and one time i went 2 visit him at he's crib, ha when he's infront of he's mom he talks to her and me in tswana. WHAM the accent is suddenly gone..

man i hate teh fakeness :P


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fakeness of any kind is wack

...but didn't my man TNG post lines from one of his tracks coming at this issue from a different angle somewhere?



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an american friend of mine listened to metro fm online and she was asking me why does it sound like they all wanna sound american
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they wannab americans
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naw i dont want
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As far as I know, the 1st time Tbo went to the US was when Metro sent him for work like 18 months ago and he was there for bout two weeks..... plenty of time to pick up an authentic US accent neh :?  And also as far as i heard, bruh is from Katlehong. And I'm always catchin cats accent slippin, also it isnt regional, its the generic "hip hop thug" bullshit and its wacker than wack.
That bitch irritates me no end.
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