Hip-hop duo plan to soar high

2016-04-13 06:00
PHOTO:supplied Njabulo ‘Silent Killah’ Nsimbi

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PIETERMARITZBURG hip- hop duo Thokozani “Mc Killah” Xaba and Njabulo “Silent Killah” Nsimbi plan to take the South African music scene by storm.

This comes at a time when their first song, Wadlala Ngami, received more than 50 000 YouTube views.

They have also been guest artists on Ukhozi FM after the song caught the attention of Ukhozi FM DJ Tshatha.

Mc Killah and Silent Killah’s manager, Senzo Zwane, said the duo did a feature of Tshatha’s album, which was released in 2014.

“From 2014 until now they are the co-hosters of the Ukhozi FM Hip Hop Showwith DJ Tshatha that airs every fortnight Friday from 11pm to 1am.

They have performed at the Ukhozi FM Nyusi Volume Music Festival and have been the opening performance for South African hip-hop artist, Riky Rick, at the Durban University of Technology’s fresher’s bash.

Mc Killah and Silent Killah have just released their new track - Sexy Ladies - as their first commercial song.

They compose and produce their music under DB9 Media.

Along their journey they have worked with Abdus, Mazweni, Moja Pooh, Tyrone­ and Siya Shezi, to mention a few.

“Before I started out as an artist I was influenced by Durban artist Sean G and many other vernac hip-hop artists.

“At school I won a rap competition and that is how I was given the name Mc Killah. There is talent is Pietermaritzburg but there isn’t a lot of support from local authorities. However, we will make it against all odds. There isn’t any artist in Pietermaritzburg who is as famous as us,” said Xaba.

Zwane said that Pietermaritzburg artists need to show their talent by going commercial.

To view Mc Killah and Silent Killah’s music video Wadlala Ngami, click on the link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJgxyBC0bLY

‘There is talent is
Pietermaritzburg, but not a lot of
support for them from
authorities’

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