The young rapper was introduced to hip hop by his uncle. He started rapping at the age of 10.
“He listened to both South African rap and American rap, the likes of Tupac, Biggie, and from Teargas to everybody from South Africa, and I really fell in love with the ones he played from local artists in Venda. That’s when I thought [that] if they can do it then I can do it,” he says.
He’s also received a lot of love from locals though he says there are some people who don’t like his music and that it is okay.
“I bring a new flavour because local artists in Venda don’t have that new wave, their music is legendary. So I believe that I can do rap music in the Venda language, because nobody has ever done it [locally]. The people here rap only. I thought I can bring a new flavour and take Venda music to a new level,” the teen says.
His parents are supportive but insist on him doing school work before entertainment work. He travels with his uncle and he is currently working on his first album.
The festival will be held at Royal Gardens at Nandoni dam in Thohoyandou, Venda, on September 13 and 14.