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



Written by Max Solomon

After many years of listening to local underground artists such as Mr Douw, Rheebongs, Buntu Jobela, Vegita, Dangatye, Simphiwe Kasi Rap, King K Bone, Catalyst, Simbone, Dj Gibbz, Earl and Agemi etc… I’ve noticed that most artists get a large fanbase in their respective townships and think that they’ve made it, whilst they’ve not.

So in this article I just want to pin point the mistakes that artists make, the ones that make them not to SELL or Break into the mainstream industry.

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The road to stardom is long, filled with potholes. Things are all fun and games when you’re practicing in a garage and doing tiny gigs…. but if your career starts to take off, you need to watch out!

1 – Skipping Gigs

Last year I organised an event in my hometown and tried to invite local acts from surrounding towns, but the guys from that town didn’t pitch for the event, even after paying them upfront.

So do  you want to propel your career in the music business?                                                                     Become known among promoters as a flaky act. Miss more than a couple gigs without literal acts of god as an excuse, and you’re likely to get blacklisted among any decent gigs in your area.

Professionalism on the business side is probably the single MOST important skill for an act to cultivate. Whatever else happens, the show must go on.

2 – Feuds with other Artists

Now, there are feuds and there are “feuds”, If you wanna do the pro – wrestling thing and have some good-natured trash-talk on Twitter like Cassper Nyovest and AKA, that’s one thing. However, never let it become, and be willing to apologise first if feelings get hurt.

By and large, you’ll get much further in the business making friends with other artists rather than making enemies.

3 – Staying At Home

Don’t think for a moment that because you’ve got a couple of downloads on the internet means that live shows are a thing of the past. If anything, demand is only going to grow for live music specifically because pre-packaged stuff is easily-available. Plus, most of the most profitable artists in history are known far more for their live shows than their albums e.g. Lecrae (Two time Grammy winner)

So in closing, What are some of the biggest mistakes you’ve seen a hot new artist make? Let us discuss this on this thread and try to help our artists make informed decisions when it comes to their music career.

Follow me on twitter @SirMax92

2014 SAHHA (SA HIP HOP AWARDS) Nominees.

The Nominees for the 3rd Annual South African Hip Hop Awards (SAHHA) has been released.

Here is the full list.

The nominations are as follows:

Album of the Year
• Kwesta – Dakar
• Duncan- Street Government
• AKA- Levels
• Da L.E.S – Mandela Money
• Cassper Nyovest- Tsholofelo

Producer of the Year
• Kay Masta
• Tweezy
• Ganja Beats
• Psyfo

Hustler of the Year
• Ifani
• Cassper Nyovest
• Monde Dube
• DJ Naves

Best International Brand
• Sprite
• Miller
• Castle Lite
• Red Bull
• Hunter’s Extreme

Best Local Brand
• Butan
• Head Honcho
• Bambata

Song of the Year
• Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
• Da L.E.S – Fire
• AKA – Congratulate
• Riky Rick ft. DJ Dimplez, Kid X, Kwesta, Maggz, Ginger Breadman, Nadia Nakai and Okmalumkoolkat – Amantombazane Remix
• Duncan – Tsiki Tsiki
• AKA ft. K.O – Run Jozi
• DJ Dimplez ft. Dreamteam and Anatii – Yaya

Best Dance Crew
• Supreme I Crew
• Freeze Frame
• Ace Crew
• Vintage
• Creed Cacofonix Crew
Honorary Award
• Emile X

Best Collaboration
• Riky Rick ft. DJ Dimplez, Kid X, Kwesta, Maggz, Ginger Breadman, Nadia Nakai and Okmalumkoolkat – Amantombazane Remix
• Khuli Chana ft. Da L.E.S & Magesh – Hape Le Hape Pt 2.1
• L-Tido ft. Ice Prince – Fresh and Clean
• DJ Capital ft. Kid X and Psyfo – Imma Tell Her
• AKA ft. K.O – Run Jozi
• Major League DJz ft. Riky Rick, Cassper Nyovest and Siya Shezi – The Bizness
• Psyfo ft. Ifani – Umtu Wam’
• DJ Dimplez ft. Dreamteam and Anatii – Yaya

DJ of the Year
• DJ Speedsta
• DJ Naves
• DJ Dimplez
• DJ Switch
• Major League DJz
• DJ Capital

Best Newcomer (Freshman)
• Yugen Blakrok
• Duncan
• Blayze
• Maraza
• Solo

Mixtape of the Year
• DJ Switch – The Switch Up
• Lwansta – Normal
• Fratpack – Famlove
• Gigi Lamayne – Colour of Reign
• E-Jay – The Best of E-Jay

Most Valuable Artist
• Cassper Nyovest
• DJ Dimplez
• Reason
• Khuli Chana

Video of the Year
• AKA – Congratulate
• Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
• L-Tido ft. Ice Prince – Fresh and Clean
• Kwesta – Keep Walking
• Riky Rick – Nafukwa
• Khuli Chana ft Hash One, Kt and Towdee Mac – Wannabeez

Best Graffiti Artist
• Mars
• Sure
• Riot
• Link1
• Bias

Best Male
• Da L.E.S
• Cassper Nyovest
• Kwesta
• Duncan

Best Female
• Yugen Blakrok
• Gigi Lamayne
• Missy RBK
• MegaMafia
• Chazz Le Hippie

Lyricist of the Year
• Duncan
• Mo’Molemi
• Yugen Blakrok
• Kwesta
• Solo

Promoter of the Year
• Head Honcho
• Maftown Heights
• Authentic Sundays
• HomeComing Picnic
• Good Sundae
• Pop Bottles
• WeHeartBeat
• Scrambles 4 Money
• 4Play Fest

Best Hip Hop Radio Show
• The Mixtape – Alex FM
• The Stir Up – 5FM
• Rap Activity Jam – Metro FM
• Number Number – Ukhozi FM
• The Ready D Show – Good Hope FM
• Hip Hop Music Sessions – Gagasi FM
• 16 Bars Reloaded – UJFM

Milestone Award
• Khuli Chana

Best Digital Sales
• Da L.E.S – Dice
• AKA ft. K.O – Run Jozi
• Duncan – Tsiki Tsiki
• Riky Rick ft. DJ Dimplez, Kid X, Kwesta, Maggz, Ginger Breadman, Nadia Nakai and Okmalumkoolkat – Amantombazane Remix
• DJ Dimplez ft. Dreamteam and Anatii – Yaya
• Zakwe – Usenzani
• AKA – Levels
• Duncan – Street Government
• Cassper Nyovest – Tsholofelo
• Da L.E.S – Mandela Money
• Kwesta – Dakar

King of Gauteng
• DJ Dimplez
• Authentic Sundays
• Refiloe Ramogase

King of Mpumalanga
• Mfundo Nyambi
• Ecks Exodus Nkosingiphile
• Thabs The Acid

King of Western Cape
• Rattex
• Rozzano Davids
• Uno July

King of Northern Cape
• Vuyo “DJ Peedy” Tongela
• Kgomotso Modiragale
• Lebogang “The Verdict” Magagane

King of KwaZulu-Natal
• Lindo “Prow-jekt” Thwala
• Brian Khoza
• Bon Hussla

King of Eastern Cape
• Yahkeem Ben Israel
• Buck Matyila
• Tsviel The Prince

King of Free State
• Uncle Spank
• Professor Dalton
• Thabo Tsasane

King of Limpopo
• DJ Chocos
• Nema Wama- Hunguni
• Richard “Cul” Hlungwane

King of North West
• DJ Lemonka
• Godfrey “Soxmatics” Seribe
• Ofentse Tapile

Profile: Get to know “Homeboy the General” from Engcobo EC

Meet Homeboy the General Real name  Bongekile Nqiyama born in a small town in the Eastern Cape Called Engcobo, currently residing in Cape Town khayelitsha he is a hiphop/kasirap artist that is dedicated in conIMG-20140819-00152scious, hardcore, love, social issues and everyday life that is happening in the ghetto, building an intimate Relationship with his fans through their experiences and his too.

His aim is to bring back the message and life in the South African music industry. Homeboy’s passion of music began in April 2013 and he has grown as an artist, his music playlisted on Local radio hip hop shows such as Bushradio, Radio Zbonele, UCR FM now he is in the studio recording his 1st Mixtape titled: “Kasi Library”, Homeboy the General is featured on a sound tracks compilation project that Feats cats all over S.A North West, Limpopo , Gauteng, Western Cape, Free State, Northern Cape, KZN, Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape, and neighbouring SADC states of Swaziland, Botswana & Lesotho. Sponsored by The Southern African clothing label Called” Mad Musician wear”  The talented young man has also been invited  in various events in Cape Town.

To contact him for bookings or request his music contact at:
Phone: 076 871 7338 or