Cabo Snoop is set to explode

SUPERB: Cabo Snoop is set to wow fans. PHOTO: SIBUSISO MSIBI
SUPERB: Cabo Snoop is set to wow fans. PHOTO: SIBUSISO MSIBI

CABO Snoop, one of the continent's best known house music superstars, is set to let his house music sound explode on the stages of the Polokwane Spring Day Music Explosion tomorrow.

Cabo Snoop, born Ivo Manuel Lemus, will join local hitmakers at the concert - among them Professor, Oskido, Complexion, Vetkuk VS Mahoota, Pepsi and Beefs.

Cabo Snoop's music, particularly the world hit Windeck, assured his foothold in the international house music scene when he collaborated with hitmakers such as Fat Joe and our own JR.

Further collaborations with Busta Rhymes and our own Black Coffee are on the cards.

"I promise South African fans lots of fun," he said.

He got his first taste of the entertainment scene as a member of the dance group The Crazy Boyz.

He joined Dr Fu Hochi's The Power House label as a technical assistant and it was through working there that he got the nickname Cabo Snoop.

"Cabo" - because the record label has a producer with a military regime and "Snoop" - because he is skinny and tall like Snoop Dogg.

This week he was nominated for an MTV Europe (Best International Artist) gong.

The 20-year-old has always had a love for Angola's kuduro sound, house music, hip-hop, break dancing and R&B.

His first recorded song was titled Warap entaum. Pleased with the results, producer IVM Beatz conceived the dance-floor hit Windeck and asked Cabo Snoop to lay vocals on the catchy tune.

The track catapulted the young artist into the mainstream music industry (chart topping stints around the continent, packed venues in the Netherlands, Portugal, Nigeria, Ghana, Namibia, Mozambique and more).

This saw the release of his debut album, Bluetooth, as well as a DVD titled Email.

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