The singer, rapper and songwriter known as Sefu Kafele has released his latest official single, “Mad.” The track is the flagship single from his new LP record album, “Just Know How to Fight,” which comprises 10 original Sefu Kafele songs and features the additional talents of Papa Brittish and Rachel Burrell. Both the new single, “Mad,” and the full-length record, “Just Know How to Fight,” have been proudly published on the 4MC independent music label without managerial or financial support from the corporate music industry. Gritty, aggressive, alive with rhythm and thumping with bass, “Mad” from Sefu Kafele is a refreshingly unique hip-hop serving for fans of any genre.
Asked to name some musical influences, Sefu Kafele cites instead a list of inspirations which have lent much to the creation of his latest work. These include (as Kafele himself writes them) “God, The People, Parents, Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, and Malcolm X.” A cursory listen to his “Mad” single is enough to understand that he is a rapper with much to say. More importantly, what Kafele has to say is well-written and of great social importance more often than not.
Asked to describe the overall message of his “Mad” single, Kafele speaks as directly as he does in his music.
“Stop living in a dream,” he writes. “Listen to the world around you. Stop waiting for it to get better, make it better yourself.”
Sefu Kafele was born in the United Kingdom but raised in Brooklyn and Queens, NYC. He is an active member of the hip-hop and soul crew, X Black Superheroes. His current official bio states that, “With the group he explores the different ways to challenge the limits of collaboration between art, music, life and words. Sefu tries to take reality and present it to the world in a way that will captivate and shock, all while instilling knowledge and understanding. He has perfected the craft of edutainment.”
Sefu Kafele has been performing for longer than 15 years, and has played at venues such as CBCG, S.O.B.'s, Brooklyn Exposure, the Apollo Theater and the Afrikan Poetry Theater. He has mentioned that he intends one day to perform in Africa, at Madison Square Garden and at Webster Hall.
His bio concludes with the following passage concerning his personal character:
“As a rule Sefu strongly believes that it is 'Better to be humble, than to be humbled.' And with this understanding he does indeed live a very humble life. Never treating others as if they are beneath him and always looking for a way to make a change in the world around him, Sefu is truly the picture of humility. Sefu has a dream to open a community performance space. With the space he plans to take what he loves and extend it to his immediate community.
“Sefu is so much more than an artist. He is a visionary, a storyteller, a leader, a father, and a powerful force ready to take the world by storm.”
“Mad” by Sefu Kafele and his “Just Know How to Fight” LP are available online worldwide.
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