You best believe that when Cape Town based Dee Koala does something, she’s doing it 4 The Khaltsha! The now 21-year-old rapper, who’s been rapping since the age of 16 and is well-known for rapping in her mother tongue (we all know the banger Friday Freestyle, which is undoubtedly the single that introduced us to and put Dee Koala on the map) has invited us into her family home in Khayelitsha to tell us more about her break into the music industry, the late nights involved in being dedicated to your cause and passion, shares what she wanted to be before she became a rapper, how her parents reacted to the news on her decision to become a rapper and her family and friends’ reactions when they see her on TV.

It get’s real deep, so make sure you stay tuned in until the end to catch the full interview – especially for the powerful message that she has for the youth of South Africa.

In the interview, Dee Koala gives us an in-depth view on the inspiration behind her studio album 4 The Khaltsha (catch the clever wordplay by Dee on Khayelitsha and “Khaltsha”?) the message its meant to send the youth, an overview of the some of the features on the album (LookatUps teams up with her on the single 4 The Khaltsha, catch his interview here) and the reason why they were featured.

LISTEN TO 4 THE KHALTSHA ON SPOTIFY

Featuring LookatUps, Moonchild Sanelly, SimulationRxps, Amilca Mezarati, Di, Aizol, Yungin’ Poetik and Chosi

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