A socially conscious song
SA_Rifa is a lyricist who has been honing her craft since 2016 while started songwriting at the age of 10. SA_Rifa is a breath of fresh air in the music industry, especially in hip hop. She hopes to catch the attention of listeners with her third single and hopes everyone has something that they take away from it. SA_Rifa is an introverted person who has found her voice as a hip-hop artist. Her musical influences include the likes of Nasty C, A Reece, and internationally she derives her influence from the likes of Drake, J Cole, Travis Scott, Frank Ocean, and Billie Eilish just to name a few.
'The Heist' is a very powerful and eye-opening song that is inspired by one of SA_Rifa’s favorite series called “Money Heist”.
She name-drops some of her favorite characters from the series like the Professor, Tokyo & others. Most importantly, in the song, she also speaks about the South African socio-economic heist and addresses issues of corruption, rape, and racism. In this single, she has not failed once more to show her impeccable songwriting skills and bars whilst still talking about serious issues all in one.
The song featured Pisces, it was produced by Christer and engineered by Zeph. The song has already received positive reviews and enjoys airplay on Umhlobo Wenene FM, TruFM, Jozi FM, and local radio stations around the country. The Heist single is available on all digital platforms and her music video for her first single “Two Eyes” is available on YouTube.
During the recording of this song, SA_Rifa received the sad, sordid news of the passing away of her auntie who was her number one fan of her music. The Heist has since become more personal and emotional for her and she decided to dedicate this song to her. Bella ciao in the song which means goodbye beautiful is a real farewell line to her auntie.