Dope Saint Jude

An artist constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation in South African hip hop, Dope Saint Jude is an artist on the rise. Her dynamic sound production, lyricism and performance have gained her international popularity and seen her perform in Europe, the USA and Africa. Dope Saint Jude’s unique style speaks to audiences interested in the intersection of hip hop, queerness, feminism and bad-assery. In 2016 she released her debut self produced EP, Reimagine.

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An artist constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation in South African hip hop, Dope Saint Jude is an artist on the rise. Her dynamic sound production, lyricism and performance have gained her international popularity and seen her perform in Europe, the USA and Africa. Dope Saint Jude‘s unique style speaks to audiences interested in the intersection of hip hop, queerness, feminism and bad-assery. In 2016 she released her debut self produced EP, Reimagine.

Catherine Saint Jude Pretorius was born in Cape Town South Africa. She studied Politics at the University of Cape Town. In 2011 she started South Africa’s first documented drag king troupe, performing as Saint Dude. In 2013, having learnt about performance through drag, she left the group to learn sound production and begin a career as Dope Saint Jude. In the span of less than 2 year, Saint Jude has rapidly gained international popularity for her ability to speak to various audiences through the medium of hip hop.

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Press

“She embraces her culture and heritage, using it to inform socially conscious music that reminds us that she’s “radical, magical, fearless and starting a war”. Nataal

“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 

“Reimagine reveals a young artist whose hard work is starting to pay off (…) she sure has made major strides.” Okay Africa 

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Contacts

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