Imagine if you mixed one part hip-hop, one part love, one part quantum mechanics with one part God — that’s how Ben Sharpa described himself and what he was about.
Sharpa, a peerless lyricist and producer whose name rang out loud in the South African hip-hop scene’s, was a serial creator of dope things.
Best known for his 2008 classic, Hegemony which appeared on his debut album, B. Sharpa, Ben Sharpa travelled the world and touched an innumerable number of people with his precise wordplay, hard-hitting lyrics and god-like presence on a track.
He succumbed to Diabetes on 26 July and news of his death left hip-hop devasted as yet another supremely talented wordsmith had joined the spirit realm.
Watch Ben Sharpa talk about his music and artistry in this exclusive mini-doccie below. #RIPBenSharpa.