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22/04/2024

Isaac Mutant: HemelBesem gave me R2, 500'Cape town rapper Isaac Mutant claims he was paid less than everyone else's fee for the use of his music in Showmax's Spinners. Here's more about it.

by Francois Jansen

22-04-2024 12:19

in Culture

DJ Ready D on Spinners'. Image Supplied

Cape town rapper Isaac Mutant claims he was paid less than everyone else's fee for the use of his music in Showmax's Spinners.

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In a Facebook post, Mutant claims he only received R2, 500.

He says other contributors received more than his share for their music.

There has been no official word from anyone about why.

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DJ Ready D curated the show's soundtrack, which also features the late rapper Angie Oeh, HemelBesem, and Isaac Mutant. It also features DJ Ready D.

Was everyone paid the same?

Here's more about this story.

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Isaac Mutant: HemelBesem gave me R2, 500' Isaac Mutant features in the Spinners soundtrack.

He features alongside late rapper Angie Oeh, HemelBesem, and other hip-hop artists. The show explores gangsterism and fast cars.

Unfortunately, Mutant says, he was paid less.

According to a Facebook post: Hemelbesem gave me R2500. Every track on that roster received R8000 on Spinners. Apparently.

The post is critical of his compensation.

Nobody have released an official statement after this post was made.

Isaac Mutant: About the Artist Isaac Mutant is a Cape Town rapper and hip-hop artist.

He's the ex-frontman of DOOKOOM, a controversially famous hip-hop act. Die Antwoord featured Isaac Mutant in their song Wie Maakie Jol Vol, alongside other prominent Cape Town rap artists.

A Spoek Mathambo documentary simply called MUTANT features the artist.

The artist is controversial, but very well known in South African music circles.

Isaac Mutant and Spinners There are 31 total songs on the Spinners soundtrack.

DJ Ready D curated the soundtrack, and contributed some of his own material. The soundtrack features Isaac Mutant, alongside Angie Oeh, HemelBesem, DJ Ready D, and others.

The soundtrack brings homage to local South African hip-hop music.

Unfortunately, unpaid royalties could cast dark light on local entertainment.

HemelBesem: Who is Simon Witbooi? HemelBesem is a South African writer and hip-hop artist.

He has also presented television shows like Pasella.

His music features in Spinners, alongside Isaac Mutant and others.

HemelBesem recently changed his image, wearing traditional clothing instead of his regular hip-hop outfit.

Simon Witbooi has also given TED Talks about South African hip-hop music.

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