The Kiffness (born David Scott) is a South African parody artist, producer, and musician. He has gained a presence on social media for making beats from random sounds including that of animals.
He founded the musical band The Kiffness and sings as a lead singer. His projects receive several engagements from many music lovers.
|Other names||The Kiffness|
Music and Philosophy
|Alma mater||University of Witwatersrand|
Scott was born in Cape Town, South Africa. The multi-talented artist is good with musical instruments including trumpets and pianos.
He makes beats with these instruments to fuse them into a live electronic act. Officially he boasts of over eight years in the industry having kicked off his career in 2013.
His involvement in music could be traced to 2004 when he was part of the KwaZulu-Natal Youth Choir.
He had his studies at Michaelhouse school and furthered at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University). He enrolled for a degree in Medicine but did not complete his studies.
Scott quit his studies in medicine for music and philosophy at Rhodes University. During the time, he worked as a Disk Jockey and also was a member of a jazz band.
In 2013, he dropped his debut single titled Where are You Going with Matthew Gold. The song received positive feedbacks and even had a spot on the 5FM Top 40.
Their work was recognized in the following year after their album Kiff received a nomination at the 21 SAMAs. Also in 2017, they received another nomination.
Usually, he appeared in performance in a floral custom suit he had made in Hội An, Vietnam.
Choosing the material was a collaborative effort between him and his wife. They finally chose a material that looked like the curtains of his grandmother.
The talent creates satirical songs targeting political issues in the country. Scott dropped a song titled White Privilege in 2017. Filming his Afrikaans song Pragtig Meisie followed in 2018.
In the following year, he banned SABC from playing his songs following claims that they were not paying musicians. He further revealed that the public broadcaster owed him R60k.
Still, in 2019, he went solo in his music career, and in 2020, The Kiffness parodied the South African National Anthem.
Though not everyone including Mzwandile Masina was happy with what he did with the anthem.
The Ekurhuleni mayor claimed it was racist but they (Scott and Masina) had an over-the-phone discussion. In his defense, Scott claimed it was a satire.
More credit to his music career is a collaboration with Bilal Göregen to create a remix of Göregen’s rendition of “Ievan polkka”. It became a hit and went viral on the video-sharing platform YouTube.
He also uses his music to help people, in 2021, he created a parody of Miriam Makeba’s “The Click Song”. The primary purpose was to help people pronounce the names of newly changed locations.
David Scott is married to Jute Scott, The Kiffness wife is also into music. During the 2020 Lockdown, she and her husband worked on Irish Blessing.
Scott took the song to social media and dedicated it to medics who battled against the pandemic.
- Ievan Polkka
- Numnum Cat
- Alugalug Cat
- You Say You Love Me
- Mongolian Throat Singing
- Big Billy
- Pushin’ On
- White Privilege
- Find a Way
- Where Are You Going?
- Baker Street
- The Sound of Sirens
- Chicken in the Corn
- Tough Time Never Last
- £1 Fish
- Wiggle a Bit
- Lose You
- Singing Cat
- Game Of Love
- Love Go Cold
- Too Blessed To Be Stressed
- Mmusi Maimane
- African Drum
- Samuel Miller – Stepping Out
- The Broccoli Song
- The Work Song
- Rice Is Nice
- Raba Do Ba Day
- Retro Love
- Chicken Step
- TV Games
- Camps Bay
- Celibate Healing
- Soul Safari
- Cyril Ramaphosa Ipad
- Rise Up
- Away From Here
- Rainbows & Butterflies
|Songs About Nice Things||2011|
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