Date 30 March 2017.
It’s a beautiful Wednesday night, we at Joe’s Pub I’m sipping on castle lager and a performance by Mash is taking place right in front of my eyes….”damn if only I had a girl right next to me this would be a perfect setting”
During his performance (mash performs this one song which sounds more like a fusion of gospel and R&B Bro me and my crew went bananas! It was lit literally (lol not with fire but with disco lights 😅)…
and as we turn up one of my clique members pull through with this other thick mami yho yho yho! I almost died.
she was dressed in torn jeans,crop top, and some trainers 👕👖👟
her face her body PERFECT! She a 7 outta 10 well done William 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏.
Okay back to the more important stuff so I took my wine glass went to the Vip section where Mash was located I greeted the brother and his circle after that I requested to interview him also told him about the blog and everything then I was refared to his manager.
Man no lie this guy has one of the coolest managers ever.
im the type of person who like people who are understanding and reasonable this brother was all that we even had a good chat about my future ideas for CAVA THE COMBO (Google it).
So the brother allowed me to interview mash after a 30min good long convo read below:
describe what u do? e.g is it only music that you do
You wanna know what I do? Ok look I’m trying to start something as an artist and at the moment it doesn’t have a name yet , it’s maturing into something people haven’t discovered yet.
I’m trying to take Shangaan/Xitsonga music to the world .
I remember when I came to Gauteng and all I saw was my people (Shangaan ) hiding who they really are “Tsonga” all I saw was people acting like zulu pantsulas some yizo yizo type of stuff!
So as a human you adapt and I also adapted to that type of lifestyle and when I went back home I finessed on everybody by acting like a city boy and talking that zulu vernec.
But with time I had to just embrace myself so what I’m doing is very necessary mash is my name, it’s my surname that’s my father…and everything you hear here its all me , self engineered, written, composed, produced, sung.
I’m an all in one package. I don’t need anybodies input I feel God speaks to me directly same thing with situations I connect with them directly.
where you from?
RIP to my pop’s it’s been 3years since we lost him, he was a teacher both parents but my mom is still around so for them to be accepting of the craft I’m doing it was hard because as a teacher you can’t be out there wanting other people’s children to be stable in life e.g be a Dr, nurse etc but your child is none of those things you must lead by example.
For me it’s not about admiring or looking up to R Kelly it’s a calling…and one thing I know when I say goodbye to this earth and transcend to heaven people will remember me for bringing something different something unique.
what are your future plans?
To die a legend. (Let’s take a 30sec moment of silence to honour that )
It’s to show everyone from my background “village” that where you come from doesn’t necessarily define you as long as you understand what you want together with your purpose.
how I’m doing this? I already started a movement called “classy village kings and Queens” (check your Facebook).
So all I’m saying is everybody is classy it’s a mental state not material things.
I think from what I’ve accomplished thus far you can rate me higher than most.
I feel I’m living my dream right now as we speak as long as they understand that it’s possible they must celebrate that.
Also I’ve been thinking about acting and venturing into reality TV I wanna show you we not just polygan we Tsongas are very talented
how good is your fanbase?
What I know Is a good following does exist for me because if we talking Tsonga music I’m part of the top five dead or alive greatest! !
Also I won an award by munghanalonene fm for best R&B/HIP HOP 2013 this is one of the reasons that define kuri people understand what I’m doing there’s only one mash and they’ll be never be another.
my music is about lessons I’m trying to teach.
If you wanna feel loved ill teach you love, heart broke I’ll comfort you and if it’s church you wanna go ill take you there! I don’t have a genre I do whatever at God’s request💪💪💪💪💪
for any one who doesn’t trust their dream e.g if I want to be a presenter or an musician or actor let me say part of the entertainment biz but doubt themselves what advise u have for them?
People will always talk, people will bring you down and laugh at you.
You need to be patient and let God don’t rush this no matter how talented you are, rush it you will bump into the wrong people and hit the ground so hard it’ll be hard to get back up.
Believe in yourself and your craft