Richard Rumney - Almost Perfect Podcast #117 • Almost Perfect

Richard Rumney – Almost Perfect Podcast #117

Richard Rumney is a producer, DJ, and cultural curator. You might know him as Maramza or Richard The Third, although he was probably most influential with his work for Red Bull Music SA. Richard has been involved in various aspects of the underground SA music scene since the 90’s. This episode is a great history lesson the early days of hip-hop and kwaito. We also chat about how distribution has changed over the years. From having to hustle to get on compilations to songs being shared via WhatsApp.

In this episode of the podcast, we look at a career that has spanned nearly 3 decades. We hear what it was like to be a teenager living through the birth of SA’s democracy and how Richard’s school introduced him to kwaito pioneers like Thandiswa Mazwai. We hear how a lack of equipment lead Richard to making hip-hop beats and we take a look at just how much things have changed. Richard also shares how he came to work with Moonchild and what he learned from fucking up a gig with Spoek Mathambo. Enjoy. 

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