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Shabzi Madallion, real name, Leshabe Mpho Rampedi (born 21 February 1991) is a Johannesburg based, South African hip hop artist. he is a multi-skilled musician that writes, raps, engineers, mixes and masters his own records.
“My stage name stems from my real name. Shabzi is taken from 'Leshabe' which means 'for the people'. Madallion is long for 'Mad lion' - 'mad' because I have a very energetic side to me and an alter ego very different to myself. Lion is my clan name and an animal I’m drawn to.”
"My music is an extension of who I am and a testament to my life experience."
Thabo Nelson Tota also known as Nelcno is an artist/producer/songwriter. He’s written/produced/featured with the likes of Costa Titch, Benny Chill, Phantom Steeze, Boskasie, Dj Kaymoworld, Dunn Kidda, Frank Casino and others. He finally decided to give the world a piece of himself and as in introduction he released his first ep titled almost immortal He’s an artist at heart, and you can fully understand what he’s in tune with when it comes to the music. He has a broad music taste that influences how he makes music.. He definitely has more in store for the people.
Benny chill a rising music superstar hailing all the way from Nelspruit; Mpumalanga based in JHB the electrifying performer is known for his unmatched energy and with his uplifting energy filled songs & smooth melodies and great songwriting skills.
His talent, passion and focus has gotten him the attention of the game at a fast pace, now being in studio sessions with Da Les, Okmalumkoolkat, Zoocci Coke Dope and recognized by international artists such as Korde Bello, Rosa Ree etc. Benny Chill is also featured on Zoocci Coke Dope’s latest album, on track 13, titled current state of mind.
The current buzz around Benny Chill has gained international recognition in the form of youtube reaction videos as well as viral dance challenges to his track “hey chill” which has been doing the rounds on social media.
He released an ep titled adapt or die on all platforms on the 14th of august and the project has been opening doors and is still opening doors.
The latest offering released august 2020 – rising son ep – has notably gained interest nationwide, charting on the local top 5 playlists on YFM, Metro and 5fm with the likes of AKA, Cassper Nyovest and Laflame also praising Benny Chill on the incredible body of work of the ep.
KASHCPT - 21 yrs old. Born and raised in CPT. Part of Neverbroke. Able to create any genre in music. Goal to make Cape Town global. Favourite style : Trapsoul
Dee Koala is a female artist hailing from Cape Town, South Africa. Her brand has gained momentum over the past few years, hence she has been able to collaborate with artists such as Busiswa, Riky Rick, Yanga Chief, Boity, Dj Dimplez, Moonchild Sanelly and many more. She recently released her debut album, '4 The Khaltsha' ( https://fanlink.to/
Aphelele Klimbashe, better known as Lookatups is an artist with a very unique style in how he makes music.
Specializing in mostly the musical background he has sees him experimenting with different sounds from what he grew up listening to like RnB, Pop & indie music. Using his native tongue to bring something fresh to the scene. From Khayelitsha, Cape Town and only 21 years old. He has been proving he has a lot more to offer than just music so be sure to watch out.
Andiswa Khawula, also known as Ms Andii - is a rising hip-hop artist from THE CITY of DURBAN, Westville. Born on the 9th of April 1993, she has always had a passion for arts tracing back to her teenage days where she danced and performed for a group known as Protege. Ms Andii then continued her artistical journey when she made a big move to the city of gold, Johannesburg. Her talent was recognized shortly after her relocation to Joburg and this is evident in the various venues Ms. Andii has since continued to work on her talent and has recorded more music which she plans to release soon. In 2019, she decided to move back to Durban and has worked very hard on rebranding and restructuring her vision for the better. and clubs that offered her a performing platform such as the well-known COCOON and at many other local events where she was master of the ceremony. Ms Andii, hungry as ever at this point - decided to seek for more and in 2015, began her new journey as a recording artist.
Right off the bat it was clear to her and all those around her that she belongs behind the microphone AFTER RECORDING a few tracks and collaborating with other artists. She than went on to release her first single titled “WORK” and managed to secure a good PR engagement plan scoring an interview on 5FM and performing at various venues around Gauteng like:- Cantare Monte Casinoand Hydro.
Nelz is Award winning HipHop Artist from the South Coast of KZN and her vibrations are being felt across the Country and beyond! Her kwaito influenced production together with her flawless jiggy raps unites both the ‘Old Skul and New Skul’ with every record!
Listen to her latest single ‘Kasi Taliano’ – africori.to/kasitaliano
Kamvelihle "Blue Kitty" Melaphi was born on the 27th May 2004, grew up between Langa, Khayelitsha township before finally settling into suburban Wynberg, Cape Town.
It was in her early Primary school years (Grade 4) Kamvelihle had taken up music classes as she would sing also in the church choir, but soon after realizing her poetic writing abilities she took up rap music where she discovered her passion in writing lyrics, delivering slick word play and telling authentic stories through music, Blue had found a homely space in the Hip Hop arts fraternity. BlueK(Popular stage name) is a 16yr old, South African rapper, singer/songwriter and dancer who got her first big break at the tender age of just 13yrs old when widely acclaimed South African female rapper, Nadia Nakai shared/retweeted one of Blue's rap videos on her social media platforms and other major artists in the game such as Cassper Nyovest, Youngsta & BET award winning, Sjava began appreciating BlueK's skilful delivery on a mic which then catapulted her musical journey as Blue-K.I.T.T.Y.
Phantom Steeze AKA Glen Mpho Makwala is a multitalented musician originally from
Tembisa. As an artist in the South African Music scene, Phantom views himself as a musician and artist in its truest form. When one listens to Phantoms music, you will hear his musical proclivity, evident in his intricate beat and rhythm structure, forcing the listener to dance and sing along.
Additionally, his lyrics takes one on a journey of life through his lens, allowing him
to connect with people. Phantom steeze has a unique gift for interpreting and recreating sounds from across genres and creating songs from them. His latest discovery being the sounds of afrobeats. and has been drawn to push and recreate this sound into what he calls Afrobeats/afro R&B. It is the African population in the UK and beyond that sees the artist wanting to perform for the people of the diaspora abroad.
Kamvelihle "Blue Kitty" Melaphi was born on the 27th May 2004, grew up between Langa, Khayelitsha township before finally settling into suburban Wynberg, Cape Town. It was in her early Primary school years (Grade 4) Kamvelihle had taken up music classes as she would sing also in the church choir, but soon after realizing her poetic writing abilities she took up rap music where she discovered her passion in writing lyrics, delivering slick word play and telling authentic stories through music, Blue had found a homely space in the Hip Hop arts fraternity. BlueK(Popular stage name) is a 16yr old, South African rapper, singer/songwriter and dancer who got her first big break at the tender age of just 13yrs old when widely acclaimed South African female rapper, Nadia Nakai shared/retweeted one of Blue's rap videos on her social media platforms and other major artists in the game such as Cassper Nyovest, Youngsta & BET award winning, Sjava began appreciating BlueK's skilful delivery on a mic which then catapulted her musical journey as Blue-K.I.T.T.Y.
TheOnlyAidy is a hip hop recording artist currently residing in Cape Town. A skillful Rapper, Singer, songwriter and performer. He represents the new generation of hip hop know as the 'new wave' that is demonstrated in mainstream and commercial sounds. He describes his sound as Expressive and Energetic mixing conscious rap into a more trap sound but never shy away from the Rnb Aspects he incorporates in his sound giving it the perfect listening experience. His opened up for some of the biggest names in SA such as Nasty C at his Ivyson Tour and Shane Eagle and YoungstaCPT at the 2018 Summer Experience Festival. His definitely making a name for himself and passionate about his work.
The Big Hash stands out as the most prolific musician of his generation carrying the torch for new schoolers and annihilating conventions created in urban culture. Hash is masterful in how he approaches music and takes melody-driven Hip Hop to an unprecedented upper-level, with a style that lives between singing and rapping. Exhibiting to be an artist with range and an impeccable songwriting skills. Far from being a typical high school dropout, the Pretoria native has more to offer - not only to Hip Hop but to South African music as a whole. At the age of 19, The Teenage Icon already has 4 projects under his belt, which are all rated to be above industry standard - leaving him compared to A-list stars in the entertainment space.
A vehicle for carefree, youthful self-expression, These Braam Kids as they are popularly referred to, freely reflect their social standing through fashion, music, art and other forms of creative expression.
Rap duo, Siyanda Mdledle and William Nkuna, better known as Champagne69 are talented musicians influencing the hip hop game with their unique sound.
An enigma of note, 808x one of the most important young producers & sound-engineers in South Africa today. He provides the theme music for the lives of young, urban audience. Creatively, he exists primarily in the emerging new wave Hip Hop scene – a scene that is stylistically unique to South Africa but global in sound design. A founding partner of Innanetwav, 808x finds himself at the core of a movement that is catching the attention of a global youth audience. He sits in a position of power, where he can direct a generation with his new sound. He has had a hand in the careers of numerous elite up-coming acts ranging from Nicole Nyaba (CoCo!), Solve The Problem, Southside Mohammed, Una Ramz & Flame; to well respected acts like Ginger Trill, A-Reece and Frank Casino and key label mate, The Big Hash
Solve The Problem is Johannesburg based rapper that possesses a powerful pen, character and more than enough skill to last him a lifetime. His breakthrough into the game was with the release of the Summer Blues SZN1 mixtape, a project that properly cemented him in the rap game in Mzansi. Breaking through the barriers of entry that exist in the industry with nothing but talent, he made a lasting impression with only six tracks, a strong team behind him and a vision.Solve The Problem is not your typical modern rapper. He is skillful when telling stories, crafting concepts and testing the limits of language – traits that some of the best poets that have walked the earth carry. He is young but his raps are those of a mature individual who has seen life’s ups and downs, and this is particularly seen in how he layered his music is. A song is not just a song, it is an experience packed with life lessons.
Upcoming and new innanetwav signee, Solo Sae is a West Rand based artist who brings a breath of fresh air to the new wave hiphop music scene. Solo is anticipating to make his mainstream music career breakthrough on release of his debut music project set to release soon. The 16 year old stands out like no other.
Born Lungani Siseko Mabude on Tuesday, April 23, 1996, in Alberton, Gauteng Province, South Africa, popsnotthefather grew up in love with music & art. With influences from his father & 4 older siblings who had their own respective tastes from every time & place, Pops has developed an appreciation for a myriad of musical genres. This is evident in the dynamic approach he takes to each musical piece; from the high pitch reggae melodies in his first offering, DTF, to the sorrowful vocals on “Save Me.” Not forgetting the lyrical lacerations we’ve seen him serving on the features in between, including Dojo & 500K.
Southside Mohammed is a spearhead rapper and performer in the Innanetwav stable and a force to be reckoned with. Much to the premise of the come up culture, he is also an artist bubbling under in the hip-hop scene. Southside is currently working on his debut EP titled “Birds Fly South” with the lead single, Out & In, featuring CoCo! (Nicole Nyaba) who graced the anthem with a scorching verse and produced by 808x. Indicating that the innanetwav artist is indeed making a shift in the generation with his melodic and vibrant sound.
Johannesburg based freestyle artist Lucasraps was born in Cape Town and spent most his childhood in the city of Durban. His rapid rise to the top starts with dropping out of school at the age of 17, joining forces with the iconic DJ Maphorisa & Blaqboy music and in 2019; entering and winning sportscene x PUMA Put Me On – a talent search competition aimed at launching an up-and-coming South African musician’s music career.
Off the back of this win, he topped South African radio charts with ‘What it Is’ and shortly thereafter released his sportscene Studio single Without Me (prod. Gemini Major).
From the artist: “The inspiration for the music video came from wanting to portray a new style of rap which hasn’t been much exposed to the South African Hip-Hop market. The goal was to keep it simple, entertaining and lively till the end – hence it being a one take video. It’s full of the hottest bars & and the tone is set from the get-go”
Durban based artist Nelz goes by the nickname of “Queen of the Coast”. Having co-produced some of her own music, the ‘Hola Heita Hater’ artist places emphasis on creative collaboration and the energy that you bring into your space when creating.
From the artist: “I hate working alone! I feel like there are so many creative minds out there and I try and work with as many producers as I can. It helps me to keep growing as an artist. Of course the energy must be positive and very authentic. Whoever I work with, I pay a lot of attention to the energy I surround myself with”
Indigo Stella — rapper, singer and producer from Johannesburg. Indigo Stella created her brand at the age of 14 and drew her inspiration from listening to a lot of hip hop, R&B and pop music; and artists such as Eminem, Lil Wayne and Dej Loaf. After the release of her first single her music resonated immediately with her peers, moving her to release two other singles and her first mixtape — all within the same year. Indigo Stella finds inspiration in the conversations and interactions she has with her fans; she is encouraged to continue making music to inspire every person that listens to her music and make people feel motivated.