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.

For more info and bookings or features:
Or +27780761485
My music Link


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

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

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

Artist Profile: MaXhoseni from Cofimvaba

Bongile Pateni, better known as MaXhoseni was born September 23, 1989. He started rapping at an early age of 14. This humble young rapper from Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape is well known for his heartfelt and thought provoking lyrics.

IMG-20141110-WA004MaXhoseni was nominated in two categories at the South African Hip Hop Awards 2013 – for Best Lyricist alongside Khuli Chana, Reason, Ginger Breadman, Pro and Zuluboy; and in the Mixtape of the Year category alongside DJ Lemonka, Dream Team, Gigi LaMayne and Space Munna.

MaXhoseni has been featured on Hype Magazine 3 times, and his hustle earned him the number 2 spot on I Speak Hip-Hop Magazine’s Top 5 Unsigned rappers.

He has made appearances on Radio Stations such as Umhlobo Wenene FM, Ukhozi FM, trufm, Bush Radio, Radio Zibonele, Vukani FM, Mdantsane FM, Ekhephini FM, and UCT Radio. He has been on Bay TV for an interview & live performance. His two songs “Xa Ndifile” and “Never Give Up” featuring Young Gun (USA), Mapiwe, Anele and Neliswa (Idols SA Twins) received heavy rotation on Umhlobo Wenene FM.

MaXhoseni’s song Xa Uthando Luselutshareached number 1 spot on The Stir Up local Top 5 chart on 5FM and number 2 spot on the Kasi Top 5 chart on Ukhozi FM. It reached number 1 in the EC Top 5 chart on Mdantsane FM, and number 1 on Radio Grahamstown’s Top 10 Hip-Hop chart.

This song is receiving heavy rotation on trufm, Umhlobo Wenene FM, Mdantsane FM, Vukani FM to name but a few. It was released online and reached 30,520 download, and the Xa Uthando Luselutshavideo is currently sitting on 16,663 views It was published on MaXhoseni’s birthday September 23, 2014.

His new single “Impilo Injalo” featuring Scelo Gowane reached number 1 spot on the Kasi Top 5 chart on Ukhozi FM. This song has been playlisted on radio stations around South Africa.

What’s arguably the biggest highlight of his career, rocking a crowd of 18 500 people in Johannesburg in Africa’s largest Hip-Hop gathering, Back To The City 2013 alongside the cream of SA Hip-Hop acts and Masta Ace (International Act).

World Cup closing sharing stage with (Selaelo Selota, Master Jam, Sliq Angel and he also did a live collaboration with Sliq Angel in Cofimvaba Stadium).

Stage Nites Event sharing stage with (Zubz, RJ Benjamin, Kabomo, Pebbles at State Theatre in Pretoria).

Buffalo City Carnival 2012 in King Williams Town (with Teargas, Professor, Toya De Lazy and Character). trufm Present Search with (Pro, Red Button & Riot).

Stage Nites Event with (Tuks, Lection, Flex Boogie, PdotO and Blaklez). Buffalo City Carnival 2013 in Mdantsane City Mall (with Dr. Malinga, Cassper Nyovest and Donald).


Extraterrestrial “Wack Emcees” music video (2003)

Matic “Sthandwa” music video (2003)

Hectic 9nine (2008)

Shoprite TV Commercial (2010)

Ses’khona (2010)

Driemanskap “I will make it” music video (2011)

MaXhoseni “Xa Uthando Luselutsha” music video (2014)


Cell number: 0845578823


Facebook: Maxhoseni

Twitter: @Maxhoseni


Handling rejection as a musician.

If you can’t handle hearing “no” from time to time, you’re probably not going to get very far in the music business.

Any independent artist with any talent is going to be passionate about their music, and that’s a good thing. But rejection is part of the game, and you’ll run into people who don’t appreciate, or simply don’t like, your music.


Getting past this is one of the most important elements of succeeding in the music business.

Don’t Let Rejections Bring You Down!

1 – Remember, there’s a very big ocean out there.

There are more music publishers, and more outlets for promoting your music, than ever before. It used to be that if you got rejected by all the Big Name labels, your career was probably finished. But not anymore!

If you find the mainstream labels are rejecting you, look for niche labels who already publish music closer to your existing style.

2 – Take criticisms as a learning opportunity.

All the great musicians spent decades honing their craft, at least aside from those who drank or drugged themselves into an early grave. (A.K.A.: how NOT to handle rejection.) No matter how great you might be now, honestly, you’ll be even better in another few years.

When someone says “I can’t publish/promote you for reasons X, Y, and Z,” take a serious look at their explanation. There’s probably good advice in there, especially if it’s coming from someone who’s been in the music business longer than you.

3 – Do more fan outreach.

If you’ve got the fans, but can’t get a publisher to pay attention, encourage the fans to do more. (And, in turn, do more yourself to reward the fans.) Sometimes sheer numbers can make an argument in your favor, if you can show, for example, steadily increasing iTunes sales or T-shirt profits.

Plus, regional fame is another good route to getting noticed by larger publishers and promoters.

So, how do YOU handle rejections?