Catching up with the Dream team

By Drum Digital
16 July 2014

They never imagined that years later they’d be the opening act for international rap stars Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean

When Lusaso Ngcobo (23) met Mthoko Mkhathini (23) in a dancing group they never imagined that years later they’d be the opening act for international rap stars Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean. However, as the group’s name suggests, Lusaso, better known as Saso; Mthoko, aka Dash; and 30-year-old Trevor Sineke, also called Trey always dreamed of making a career out of their passion.

After years of hustling, the Durban-based group released a mixtape, The Blow Up, in March 2014. It definitely lived up to its name – the album has been downloaded 12 000 times in two months and the single Ask Enibhadi has received continuous play on radio stations nationwide while the smash hit Tsekede continues to enjoy repeated airtime on MTV Base.

Humble beginnings

The main reason behind DreamTeam is to help each other reach greater heights while forming a brotherhood. Our motto is: “Teamwork makes the dream work”.

Big break

Our first gig was a club event: we performed at a popular spot in Durban called De La Sol. The crowd response was positive, which really excited us because our music was barely known then.

Our success

When weheard the beatfor Tsekede weknew then andthere that we wereon to something! Bythe time we finishedrecording the song wecouldn’t stop listeningto it. Every person wemade listen to it,loved it immediately!

Our last gig

We performed at Gagasi FM’s Youth Hip Hop Festival; it was epic! The crowd loved us and we really appreciate the Durban support.

Highlight of our year

We’ve had quite a few achievements – our collaboration with Ihashi Elimhlophe, performing at the Metro FM Awards, opening for Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean, and we also opened for (American rapper) Wale last December. We started the year at number 9 on the New Year’s countdown top 100 songs of 2013 on Ukhozi FM and Metro FM.

Our new album

Our début album is set to drop in July or August. We’re also releasing videos for Phambili featuring Ihashi Elimhlophe and Izass. We’d like to do our own events and DreamTeam merchandise.

 MORE ABOUT DREAM TEAM:

If you were to invite someone to dinner, who would it be?

Saso: Shawn Carter (better known as Jay Z).

Dash: Jessica Nkosi (actress).

Trey: Oscar Pistorius, just to find out what

really happened.

Club 808 or Live Amp?

Saso: Studio Mix (giggles).

Dash: Club 808.

Trey: Live Amp.

Your ideal date ?

Saso: Anywhere with the person I’m with

right now!

Trey: Minnie Dlamini at the stadium watching

Kaizer Chiefs lose.

Dash: Beyoncé and I singing Drunk in Love,

laughing with Trevor and Minnie and inviting

Saso to come with “the person he’s with

right now”.

BY: TSAKANE NDLOVU

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