Upcoming recording artist Boipelo Molotsi yesterday released his new single and gives us a glimpse into a refreshed form of Gospel.
Molotsi, who goes by Da M.O.G (man of God), is celebrating the launch of “Whole World” – a Trap-infused gospel track from his upcoming E.P., God First. “Whole World” came together when Da MOG was freestyling on an up-tempo beat.
Download and listen to Da M.O.G’s EP HERE…
The original song, which goes by the same name, kept popping into his head and he decided to ride that wave instead of working against it. The song is instantly recognizable, and everybody can sing-along to it. Harnessing the power of familiarity, Da MOG wanted people to connect to the track but also open up to a different sound in the gospel arena.
A sound that leans heavily on Trap music, catchy hooks, and an underlying hip hop tone. The release date for the single has been set for the 18th of September 2018.
About Da M.O.G
A storyteller; trap soul gospel artist and a reformed man, Bippolo Molotsi goes by a lot of titles but the one we will all soon remember him by is Da M.O.G. Da M.O.G. (Man of God) is Boipelo’s stage name that was inspired by a fellow soccer player in his younger years who always referred to him as “God’s right-hand man” for always bringing up Jesus in his conversations. Fast-forward a few years and Da M.O.G. catches Mbongeni Ngema’s eye during a special service performance. “He was actually there to check out the choir,” Da M.O.G. explains. “He later told me that it was my character that caught his attention.
I’m not entirely sure if he has heard my music before but I think he may have. He insisted it was my character that made him want to work with me.” Asked how he got into gospel music, Da M.O.G. explained that music is the vehicle he uses to express himself. “I’m actually a very quiet person,” he adds. “The music is a way of sharing my stories with people in a way that they can relate to. A way they understand.” The 23-year-old penned his first song from the E.P. just over a year ago. Coincidentally, that song happens to be his favourite from the six-track body of work he recently released. “It’s called I Live For Christ,” he mentions. “A friend of mine sent me a beat and asked me to write something to it. I like the fact that this song shows off my writing abilities, especially in the gospel space.” Gospel traditionally leans on the slower and more jazzier styles.
Trap, on the other hand, comprises of a different sound altogether. It represents a new wave and an emerging culture. The worlds of gospel and trap music are far apart but Da M.O.G. uses an unorthodox combination of these two genres to appeal to a rapidly evolving audience. Trap is the sound; Soul is the feeling and gospel is the story. “I enjoy listening to Trap Soul and other people do too,” he admits. Da M.O.G. does not want the content of his music to be limited by genre. It should appeal to as many people as possible.
The six tracks on the E.P. are:
1. God First
2. I Live For Christ
3. Whole World
4. So Much Power
5. Never Give Up
6. Still Pending The E.P., which he worked on with the prolific Dr Mbongeni Ngema, Oyama, Bhutani and Kgothatso.