Young hiphopsters doing it in Xhosa

2016-01-21 06:00
Sandisile “Skillz” Ntleki and Silindokuhle “Slie” Baka, members of Xhosatribe hip hop are aiming for stars.

Sandisile “Skillz” Ntleki and Silindokuhle “Slie” Baka, members of Xhosatribe hip hop are aiming for stars.

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A duo trying to preserve Xhosa language, norms and traditional customs through the word of art is determined to succeed in their dream.

Silindokuhle “Slie” Baka and Sandisile “Skillz” Ntleki of Xhosatribe hip hop are on a mission of promoting IsiXhosa using entertainment.

They have since released an extended play (EP) which consists of five songs, last year.

They recorded their EP titled ‘Amahlakani akomkhulu/The kingdom servants’ at Redbull studios.

Baka said their “unique music” was warmly welcomed by their fans.

“We are inspired by the love of our culture. We want our language to live-on even if we are no longer in this world. Our music is unique. We do not want to be ordinary. Our fans love our music, they buy it and they come to our shows all over the city,” he said.

They started the group in 2012 after they meet during the hip hop competition called Gem Bat Session held in Cape Town, last year.

Baka won the competition which saw Ntleki approaching him to form the group.

They both originated from the Eastern Cape.

Baka is doing his final year in Financial Accounting at College of Cape Town.

Ntleki is working at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Cape Town campus. Their music is also making waves in community radio stations in the province and in the Eastern Cape.

You can follow them on Facebook at Xhosa Tribe or call them on 0745323416.

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