With her famous single of 2015, “Keep In Touch” featuring Angel-Ho, Dope Saint Jude staked her claim as one of Cape Town’s frontrunning young rappers and has been championing the voice of the unrepresented ever since.
Her cheeky lyrical style is a unique blend of everyday English & Afrikaans entwined with ‘Gayle’, a vibrant vernacular of queer slang that is intrinsic to the burgeoning gay community of the Cape Flats.
The overall effect of Dope Saint Jude’s celebration of her mosaic identity is that of gender neutrality and a kind of social fusion unconcerned with race, yet critical of the divisions of class.
In addition to her musical success, Dope Saint Jude’s meteoric rise has allowed her to become a philanthropist with her community project iNtombi Workshop, which is based in her hometown of Elsies River, Cape Town. The initiative brings a welcome boost to the small town’s performing arts scene and provides aspiring young females, like Dope Saint Jude before them, a platform to amplify their voices.