Masego has released his new single, Mystery Lady (Scorpion Kings Remix), featuring Don Toliver, which acknowledges amapiano pioneers, Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa.
Masego took to Twitter on Wednesday, 22 September 2021, to confirm the release of his new single, Mystery Lady (Scorpion Kings Remix), featuring Don Toliver. The single was originally released as part of Masego’s third studio album, Staying Abroad: Extended Stay, which was released in 2020. The single is an ode to Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa. The two are considered the pioneers of amapiano, in terms of introducing the sound to the mainstream music nationally and now globally.
The musician seemed to regard the faux pas made by Jorja Smith when conceptualising and considering who to work with on an amapiano single. In August 2021, Jorja Smith received some backlash after she released her latest single, All Of This, with GuiltyBeatz. Amapiano enthusiasts and DJs believed that she was misappropriating the sub-genre without using any of the producer-DJs that are a part of the origins of the sound. Masego seems to have steered away from the backlash as he not only worked with Kabza De Small and Maphorisa, but also continued to acknowledge them for introducing the house sub-genre to the world.
The single is available for purchase on Apple Music.
Listen to Mystery Lady (Scorpion Kings Remix) below.