Profile: The multi-talented Bulinki the Tailor

Known for his extra ordinary voice “Bulinki” is a Multi-disciplinary artist and aspiring
businessman, who was born and bred in the streets of Namakgale, Phalaborwa within
the Limpopo Province.

2016-07-02 17.39.22.jpgBulinki is a talented singer, songwriter, producer, composer, fashion designer and rapper. Fondly known to his audience as
Bulinki The Tailor, he is a young artist with a distinct husky but soothing voice, that
gives a rich sound to his music.

He recently released his debut EP project
BLACKLIPS TAPE with the smash hit A RE FIHLA featuring Pretoria-based MC Mloper. The song air-played live on various radio stations and gained popularity, although it was just a teaser from his catalogue of upcoming hits.

Listen to “A RE Fihla by Bulinki”

The Tailor is also a founder of the aspiring record label TAILOP MUSIC, which seeks to provide fellow Limpopo artists a platform to showcase their skills. Bulinki, as well as long-term confidant/manager Joshua Chauke, have both been involved in the organizing of the newly formed social market, THE STREET MARKET PHALABORWA™“SMP” that promotes multi-faceted artwork in photography, painting, beading, music, fashion, craft work, among the youth.

The events hosted by The Street Market movement, are developed by a young intercultural crew who pursue art as a tool of improving their communities, social standing and themselves as individuals.

Bulinki recently delivered a highly captivating performance at a Phalaborwa event which definitely left the audience in awe. From humble beginnings, this musician is tailoring the path for ALL Limpopo youth towards a crime- and drug-free, brighter future.
Major Performances
1. VIP Magazine launch (University of Limpopo, 2016)
2. Miss Mopani 2016 (Namakgale, 2016)
3. Freedom Madness Weekend (Mpumalanga, 2016)
4. State theatre weekly sessions (Johannesburg, 2015)
5. ANC Rally (Seshego, 2014)
6. LA Crushers 25th anniversary (Phalaborwa, 2014)
Major Collaborations
1. Charmza De DJ
2. Mloper
3. Vic Mash
4. Mopedy
5. Mlazah
Contact Details

Trevor Bulinki Mangena

078 536 1391

Joshua Chauke
 072 045 9977

bulinki22@gmail.com

Joshua.jpe01@gmail.com

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Fresh Impression Signs: Lux Kent

East London, Eastern Cape based rapper Lux Kent, has been signed by one of Africa’s biggest labels Fresh Impressions Africa that is based in Gauteng province. It’s good to see lyrical artists getting signed by major labels such as Fresh Impressions which is also a label that believes in promoting hip hop with positive substance.

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Press Release by Mr Moyo (Fresh Impressions Owner)

“I had been watching Lux Kent for a while with the work him and Jarod Kemp had been doing with the ‘Living Legacy Movement.’ I knew at some point we will work together. I remember Courtney Antipas asking me last month why I haven’t signed Lux Kent yet. His message came in very early that morning, before 7am, and I knew I had to approach Lux Kent. To my suprise, when I did approach him, i was told Jarod Kemp
had asked Lux Kent, a week before that, what he would do if I came and said I would like to sign him and work with him. It is evident this signing is for this time and season and there was confirmation all around. Lux Kent’s online presence, blog and web excellence is one thing many artists can learn from him and I know he has a lot to offer. We will help, of coz, as well in growing him as a brand. Fresh Impressions prides itself in giving artists new platforms and widening their reach extensively and that’s what’s we undoubtedly plan to do with Lux Kent.”

Watch the latest video #Image by Lux Kent:

Somido Homecoming Festival 2015 Debut.

Somido Homecoming set to change the face of OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT

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Small towns are often forgotten, unseen and in most cases endure exclusions from the creative/music space.

Somerset East is one of such a town and as it stands this small town’s luck is about to change for the better creatively.

The Somido Homecoming festival is an annual music showcase set to debut on the 26th of December2015. The event seeks to give new meaning to the term “outdoor experience” with a keenfocus on original and creative delivery in production. The event seeks to heighten the production quality of outdoor events by creating a space that affords patrons an exquisite encounter of artistry.

The festival is set to host some of South Africa’s most seasoned artists namely; Shota, durbanite hip hop sensation Duncan (afrotainment), Pastor the DJ (Umhlobo Wenene), Eastern Cape stars Sdudla and Ma100 amongst others. The event will also be giving local artists an opportunity to share the stage with these industry personalities, along with that an opportunity to walk away with R2500.00 in cash competing in the “Somido Talent Search. One of the many ways the event seeks to inspire monetizing the creative space.

Also the festival is opened to all creative communities and outlets for active participation through stall operations at the event where creatives are afforded the opportunity to showcase and make sales off their creative produce in this way encouraging creative e-commerce. Get involved.

The Somido Homecoming festival is set to host well over 9000 patrons on the day at The Old Gillian Sports Grounds Somerset East. The music showcase promises to deliver real time entertainment that is authentically South African and in doing so delivering the ultimate outdoor experience for its attending patrons.

Tickets available via computicket (http://online.computicket.com/web/event/somido_homecoming/974016799/0/68950725) and all Shoprite/ Checkers outlets nationwide. For more information visit the Somido Homecoming Facebook page (you may inbox your inquiries there as well), alternatively 
call 078 316 6362 for assistance. Source http://www.somerset-east.co.za

Profile: Shack Empire, Hip hop music group from Johannesburg

Shack Empire is amusic group situated in the south of Johannesburg formed in the surroundings of a humbling shack which many, if not all the members of the empire call it their second home.

DSC_0119-2Shack Empire was formed in 2013 originally as a hip-hop movement by a group of individual and independent artists, working with each other to grow each other. The Empire works on running the entertainment business as a whole venturing in all posts in the entertainment business. Though it may have started as hip hop movement, today it has members who tackle other genres such as EDM and Reggae to name a few.

Shack Empire is now a registered company. The empire is currently working on a 1st compilation which will show listeners what every member is about. With songs like iNkomazi and 17:10(10 past 5), the future sounds bright for this upcoming group of talents.

You can watch their videos here

Contact details:

Manager: Nonkazimulo Masikane

Email address: mandisi.masikane@gmail.com

Cell: +27 84 058 1626

Alternative: Lindinkosi Sleek b

Email address: lindinkosi6@gmail.com

Cell phone: 0611910682

For bookings:

Shackempiresa@gmail.com

Song downloads:

www.soundcloud.com/shack-empire

Social Networks:

Facebook: Shack Empire

Twitter: @shackempiresa

For more info on Ghetto Wear Apparel:

Originalghettowear@gmail.com or rebirthdc@gmail.com

Profile: Meet Hip Hop artist “Razoh” from Durban, KZN

RazohRazoh, real name Ndumiso Mkhize, is an artist/rapper/mc from Umlazi H section in Durban. Razoh is one of the artists working with/under Mbzet Da Beatmaker, executive producer, at 4kas records as a recording artist. Ndumiso is also a student at UKZN Howard College with an aim of completing a degree in Bachelor of Social Science.

The Mc started following HIP HOP while he was in primary school. He was then later introduced to 22PAGEZ (rapper) who showed him around a couple of hip hop shows around Umlazi and was hooked till today. RAZOH started writing and rapping his own material in 2006 as a hobby. He met up with BACKLASH in 2009 in high school and together they formed a rap duo known as GOTCHA SOUL. They released a mixtape together titled THE DOPERHOLICS in 2012 which created a lot of buzz in the street of Durban. The DOPERHOLICS MIXTAPE awarded him with an opportunity to work with people like Da nombika, Mastercann, Lacostarion,3rd brick, Ayanda makukule and many more. Razoh was nominated in the BEST LYRICIST category for the ORIGINAL MATERIAL AWARDS in 2013. He gained his recognition by performing in shows around Durban and surroundings. Some of his tracks have been getting airplay on local radio stations like INANDA FM,VIBE FM,IGAGASI FM and a couple of interviews on UKHOZI FM.

Razoh is also a member of a crew called OBC from Umlazi. When asked, Razoh states that he drew his inspiration from DEZZA,PRO,PROVERB,ZAKWE,OPTICAL ILLUSION.IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE and many local rappers. This rapper is also known to be one of the few MCz who manage to give outstanding peformances at the MOMENT OF TRUTH show by AYANDA MAKUKULE which happens annually. He has given the local hip hop community a lot of nice songs including a song which saw him gaining exposure even outside Durban and got everyone in KZN talking about him. This was when he released a track titled CORRECT which received mad love from both hip hop heads and fans. Apart from that Razoh has released songs like CELEBRITY CRUSH (MINENHLE DLAMINI),PHAKAMISA IZANDLA and his smash hit single known as AmaBackdoors which stayed number one on Ukhozi fm’s local hip hop top 5 for four consecutive weeks.

Checkout his latest single “Isgqoko” featuring Lady Killah, and Musiholiqs. Stream it here:

or get it on Datafile: http://www.datafilehost.com/d/82b36726

Besides music, the rapper is also working with LAPREZ WEAR, a local clothing label, as a brand ambassador. “I am just a normal but unique rapper in my own way who just likes making people dance with club banging tracks but also send out a message to the masses”, said Razoh. If you want to contact RAZOH you can get him on facebook as Razoh Music(like the page) or follow him on twitter @Razoh_OBC.

Cellphone:0743470218

Email adress:razohmusic@gmail.com/214569384@stu.ukzn.ac.za

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Open letter to AKA and Cassper Nyovest by Harold Moyo

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As a hip hop fan and someone who understands the power hip hop culture has in our society and young people I gave myself liberty to write this to you.

AKA

Firstly I would like to tell you that I respect your work ethics, strategies, consistency, boldness, perfection and faith in yourself. You have shown and it doesn’t need to be proven that you are the greatest hip hop artist to come out of Southern, East and North Africa to date. There are guys we respect and who embody great elements of hip hop like Proverb, Tumi, Pro Mkhize and HHP who did well and continued to help build a foundation for SA hip hop but you took it to another level. It’s no secret that you have chess moves and you have a vision for your music of which many hip hop artist lack and that’s commendable. I remember meeting you at the SA Hip Hop Awards nominees announcement ceremony two years back and you told me how you wanted to get into Africa more and conquer it before you try and rush to America or the UK which was not your focus. Now as we speak you’ve been to most parts of Africa, USA and UK which is something many people can learn from.

Be faithful with what you are given and work the ground you have until it’s too small for you and bigger opportunities come your way. What our young people from SA and Africa can’t learn from you AKA is your passion to fight with artists and coming out as rude to the public! I know you have loyal fans of which I was one of the people who bought your albums and I hadn’t purchased any mainstream hip hop album in almost a decade, this album was suppose to be past platinum by now. I know you might say you don’t care but many people want to support you and buy your albums but whenever I have hip hop conversations many say your attitude suck. The businessman that you are should know what builds and what damages his brand. You are on the right track but you should be doing Zahara and mam Brenda Fassie sales. Stop beefing with artists and fans, ignore those who hate you for the sake of hating you. You are going far, you are only on album no 2, you can be celebrated even better by this nation but fix yourself.

Cassper Nyovest

Young lion, a success story every child from the hood can relate to and feel encouraged by. Dude you are on your first album but you made waves with two singles and went platinum in eight months which is a milestone in SA hip hop. I would like to applaud you for not giving up on your dreams and also continuing to push boundaries which have been set for SA Hip Hop by the industry. You have won people’s hearts and the industry has shown that they have your back and that’s a blessing. These are the issues I have with you. Stop playing the victim card all the time. – the industry has supported you. – Ignore AKA and do honour him for who he is in the industry. Now that you say you believe in God and you post scripture on your timeline and say God is good more often, more is expected of you. – Your humility shouldn’t be questioned by your contradictions. – Stop subtly inciting beef, whether it’s you boasting about how much you earn (Which is not Christ like) or you saying you are biggest Motswako artist ever when someone mentioned Khuli, HHP and Tuks (where is the humility?) – If you want to emulate Christ and for the world to take your faith seriously then you better get your game up bro.

I know Jesus loves you the way you are but I’m talking to a Christian so I can be as real as I can be so people won’t think Christianity is a joke. – I would like you to invest time in growing as a Christian and understand the true meaning of Christianity. – God is good yes but he has beef with crude Language or treating His daughters like whores in your music. – He has beef with you making money a god and boasting about it. – He has beef with a lot of things we think its okay to do but He is a MERCIFUL God and He wants you to use your platform wisely. I’m not saying I’m perfect, no one is. But continue to inspire our youth and start desiring God truthfully and stop beefing with any man and most important God.

All love

Harold Moyo

@Sirharryfresh

Profile: The multi-talented Maboy Hlongwe (Rapper)

Maboy Hlongwe from Eastern Cape (Wild Coast) was born in KZN (NPS)1995 and is an Unsigned artist, a hard worker.

MaboyHe started doing hip-hop early in 2009 but He recorded in 2012 His 1st single produced by Terrence titled (Good time always end) which made it on radio stations early in 2012. His now working with artists from KZN.

He raps in Xhosa, Zulu and English, he is also the Manager of two Artists a Dj and a Hip-Hop Artist and a an avid Blogger .In 2013, His family started to support him because they noticed that the boy is a hard worker and He likes what He does. In 2013 He dropped his single titled:“Ngcelu’sizo” The Hit Single has played on Gagasi Fm hip hop sessions, Ugu Youth Radio Mc’s Empire, Inanda Fm, Yfm, Umhlobo wenene fm and also on Ukhozi fm Numba Numba. He worked with likes of Maxhoseni(EC),Phizo(Cpt), Masiano (KZN), F4yze, Muhlezar(KZN), RedG(EC), ManB (EC) e.t.c…

Most of his tracks are based on true stories  and now are rotating/playing on local radios such as Ugu Youth Radio Fm,Radio Sunny South Fm, Inanda fm, 5Fm, Inkonjane Fm, e.t.c and no one push his music but himself. Each and every track he released he makes sure that it get featured  on radio stations and on blogs.The single I’m pushing right now is “Gotta Hustle Hard” has just played on gagasi hip hop sessions Top5 and also on Inumba Numba (Khozi Fm)…I’ve been interviewed on some of radio stations and Tv Shows in and around South Africa.

http://bozza.mobi/player?url=http://bozza.mobi/MaboySA/videos/VID20150211WA0000

For more info and bookings or features:

maboybookings@gmail.com
Or +27780761485
My music Link bozza.mobi/MaboySA

Sino “The beat killer” Releases first ever Mixtape under Tido Entertainment

This week marked a milestone and an achievement, for Tido Entertainment’s own artist Sino “The beat killer” from Cape Town who celebrated his birthday this week by releasing his 3rd mixtape.

11425855_10204342189542397_2892627715999045319_nThe mixtape is titled “3rd Episode” and it features hit songs like “Like a movie”, you can download the intro on the following link to get a feel of the mixtape http://www.datafilehost.com/d/8c45a2a2

You can purchase/order the mixtape by contacting Tido Entertainment offices at 021 532 2750 or Thando (Manager) at 073 778 3274

To book Sino “The Beat killer” for your next event simply contact the company by using the above mentioned contact details or e-mail them at info@tidosolutions.co.za

Profile: Sowetan Kasi-Rap Pioneer Taolo “K4″‘s biography and upcoming album.

South African born and Soweto bred; K4 is a talented musician who practices the skill of rhyming in vernacular rap called “Kasirap”. Kasirap encompasses various elements from various backgrounds, it involves street talk and highly influential messages in Zulu, English and other languages, yet with a largely comprehended lingo, K4 brings a different flavour & sound not only to this type of music but also to the hip-hop scene. One of K4’s objectives is to encourage & inspire international appeal into South African music broadly.

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K4 might be new to the industry but he is definitely not new to hip-hop, he has released 2 mix tapes for performances and internet use only. K4 has an up & coming album coming out this year.

K4’s 1st mix tape offering titled “Music, Pain & Success was released in late 2012; now on this project he brings a distinctive sound and formula. The concept is about to bring back the show, the energy, creativity, stage, lights and quality performance that is out of the ordinary. The project had already received a positive reception locally & via downloads on multiple internet sites. His 2nd offering titled “IMPETHA” also had a massive response plus his 1st single titled “IKASI LAMI” with “JABAVU BOYZ, CHERRILANE & SCASHO” had already been dominating the air waves on SOWETOTV CHANNEL 251 on Dstv [STREET RADIO & KASIVIBE].

He has worked with a lot of multi-talented known and unknown artists & producers in Soweto, Roodepoort & Kagiso the likes of TIMZAPRO, FACE, KINGVERTICE, G-MAX, TONA 12DEGREEZ, SPEEKA & TRAE J. WATTS just to name a few.

K4’s 2 singles from both mix tapes titled “TOWNSHIP LEGACY” & “IKASI LAMI” have videos on YouTube.

K4 is a multi-talented musician with an ability to play instruments like bass guitar, lead guitar & a double bass.

15 THINGS ABOUT K4

  • K4’s real name is Jeremiah Neggie Nkotsi also known as “TAOLO” by his Setswana name given by his grandmother.
  • He got his aka “K4” from his peers calling by all the names that could describe a guy with a big head namely [KOP, MAKHANDA ,JOMO & SKOPO] and then as creative as he is “K4” is an abbreviation of “KING KOP KHANDA KHULU” rather.
  • K4 owns and runs a record company & an organization for youth social development structures in Jabavu.
  • [HOME BOYZ ENTERTANMENT] (COMPANY)
  • [JABAVU NEW AGE CLUB] (NPO)
  • K4 is an ambassador of Jabavu Youth Development Structures, campaigns & Projects [ARTS & CULTURE]
  • K4’s favourite local artists are KO, PRO, SIYA SHEZI & KWESTA.
  • Before releasing his 2nd tape he was rejected by 2 record labels & ever since K4 has always been an in depended multitalented artist.
  • The biggest highlight of K4’s career was when his 1st single from his 2nd tape “IKASI LAMI” got massive airplay on Soweto TV channel 251 it was on the #1 spot for 2 weeks on Street Radio and Kasi Vibe.
  • K4 studied popular music & jazz at South Western Gauteng College at Dobsenville Manu the later transferred to George Tabor in Dube for a national diploma of 4years which he couldn’t finish due to financial difficulties after his fathers death. [2003-2007]
  • K4 is one of the so called kasirap pioneers following the likes of PRO, F-EAZY, SIYA SHEZI, DEEP SOWETO & MASEVEN just to name a few.
  • K4 worked with Dj Ohza [KALAWA JAZZMEE], DRENCKO a former Ghetto Ruff recording artist & Menzi [H2O] of the “It’s wonderful” sensation.
  • K4 would like to work & collaborate with BIRDMAN, because he once gave a solid advice to up & coming artists he quotes: Artists should start making studios their streets, rather than standing on the corners all day & wasting productive time.
  • K4 was a guest & a participant on CULA S’BONE show on mzansi magic.
  • K4 dropped 2 mixtapes both accompanied by videos.
  • K4 will be dropping an album this year titled “MY TESTIMONY”.
  • If K4 was not a musician he would be a music teacher or a journalist.

Follow K4 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/taolo.nkotsi

Download his music here: https://soundcloud.com/kasimusicmagazine/k4-ft-precious-maayo-and-yandimoney_journey or http://www.reverbnation.com/k4rapp or https://soundcloud.com/kasimusicmagazine/k4_bathini-laba-ft-biafra

Music Video Premier: New music video by Robin ThirdFloor “Confessions” from Durban

Born in the city of Durban, South Africa Robin Thirdfloor fuses mellow alternative beats with his jovial energetic flows which include the uses of both English and his native tongue isiZulu. He recently released a music video from the single “Confessions” taken from his “Sounds Empty Pockets Make” EP, you can watch it here.

For more information you can follow him on twitter @robinthirdfloor and also like his facebook page Robin Thirdfloor
 Get his latest EP here: Sounds Empty Pockets Make EP