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

Tips for Growing your Youtube Audience

Online video content is quickly becoming THE #1 form of mass media outreach.  According to their own stats, YouTube sees more than 300 hours of video uploaded per minute, and Facebook has literally billions of video shares each day.

Growing your YouTube audience is a highly effective  way of spreading word of your music, but it’s about more than just making a great music video.

Top Tips For Expanding Your YouTube Outreach

1 – You don’t need a huge budget.

It’s easy to think of a music video as a huge, elaborate production… but it doesn’t have to be.  Just as one example, there is this guy known as Jay Mokopo who likes to remix songs of popular artists, that guy always does music videos when he releases his tracks and they’re of quality, but I believe he doesn’t spend too much in making them, as a matter of fact you can even make a video of yourself singing in studio and still get a couple of views on Youtube, it doesn’t really matter how you do it, what’s important is that atleast you must have two to three music videos that are on Youtube.

2 – Make interview spots.

This is a great all-around tool in an indie musician’s video arsenal.  Find someone who can act as an interviewer, and film a 5-minute clip that mimics the format of similar spots on MTV Base or Channel O.  It allows your act to tell their story in their own words, in a short, easily-digestible format.

(Also you can send us your videos (interviews) so that we can share it on our ever increasing Youtube channel).

These can also do double or triple-duty.  Besides gaining shares on YouTube, they can also go into your media portfolio or even potentially be aired on TV.

3 – Invite audience participation.

Don’t forget to get your fans involved!  Invite them to submit, say, pictures or videos of your recent shows, so that the material can be edited together into a new video.  If you give credit at the end to all of your volunteer camera-operators, they’ll be sharing the results -and your music- with all their friends.

Or get more creative!  Anything that involves your fans will likely pay off in shares.

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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


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