Dope Saint Jude
Dope Saint Jude (South Africa)
A former drag king-turned-rap kingpin and producer, Dope Saint Jude’s moment to shine was encoded in the stars by her ancestors. The Cape Town-born, queer-identifying woman of colour took her first strides into music-making at the tail-end of 2013, releasing a string of singles plus a video which led to increased visibility on the Internet.
She has steadily kept her eyes transfixed towards the future — imagining alternative narratives for marginalised groups of people (“most people explore racial oppression in hip hop, but why don't we explore gender or queerness?” she’s previously stated in an interview); creating lanes where there previously were none (her Drag King troupe BrosB4Hoes is the first documented in South Africa); and wreaking havoc on stage, from one show to the next, using her elaborate antics.
2018 was a break through year for Dope Saint Jude with her single Grrrl Like getting rave reviews across the globe and being #1 to 5FM at home in South Africa, a killer showcase at MAMA Festival and closing out the year with Afropunk Johannesburg.
What the Press has to say:
“Dope Saint Jude captures a moment in time: unapologetic, assertive and unique, her sound is just what 2018 needs.” – HUNGER
“Dope Saint Jude is the patron of South Africa’s intersectional hip hop scene.” – VICE
“Activist and aspirant academic, Saint Jude injects her lyrics with catchy, clever wordplay that both parodies and parades positions of power.” – AFROPUNK
M: +33 (0) 6 30 87 24 72
Australia, New Zealand and Southern Africa Bookings via Akum Agency
RSA/ Whatsapp: +27 64 128 2045
Moz: +258 84 433 4432
Dope Saint Jude- Grrrl Like (Official Music Video)
Dope Saint Jude - Brown Baas
Dope Saint Jude feat. O/J - The Golden Ratio (Official Music Video)