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At first glance, the agenda for EZ Street‘s “South African Safari” looks like it’s all tourism, all the time: visits to the winelands, treks to see Africa’s “Big Five” game in the wild, and so on. But the WKYS-FM mainstay says the early December sojourn—which will include DMV soulster Raheem DeVaughn and John Monds of WMMJ-FM—will make “a contribution to the community,” too. EZ says he’s lining up some ways to help South African schools while he’s there. (The DJ is known for assisting schools overseas—including one connected to Winnie Mandela—with computer labs.)
For him, those efforts will be “the meat” of the trip. “If you go and don’t mix with the people, you don’t make a contribution and get in contact with the folk, and their culture, and talk with them and meet them, then you should never have even went on the trip in the first place,” he says. (In short, this journey will be absolutely nothing like the Bruise Cruise.)
There’s room for about 100 people on the trip, EZ says. NOTE TO THE LADIES: The paperwork does not mention whether DeVaughn is bringing a date. But he is planning to perform for South Africans while he’s there, EZ says.