One thing I’m good at is sleeping on local(RSA) musicians especially ones that are still on the come up but thank Goodness i did not sleep on TSA even though i was about to, for those of you who don’t know “TSA nobody else” allow me to introduce you.
I remember when i first got to know of his twitter account and one thing about me I’m the type of person if you got mad quality VISUALS on your social media account I’ll most definitely follow you no matter who you are…so just after viewing his images i clicked follow afterwards his data file Host links appeared on my timeline and i would just scroll through without checking them out until yesterday when i saw the link for ““Throw me off”” i guess i was curious or something when i clicked on it but just after downloading and listening to the song right away i started to research about this dude cause bro? i wasn’t expecting a jam like that from a South African artist, the first thing was to Google his tumblr account and the bio reads as follows
“Zolile Mcelu (born June 24, 1992) – better known by his rap alias TSA, is a South African recording artist and songwriter from Johannesburg. TSA has named Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, The Weeknd and Childish Gambino amongst others as his influences.
He has quantified Marshall Bruce Mathers (also known as Eminem) as his favourite rap musical outfit of all time, and influenced not only by his music, but day-to-day animation, in his awkwardly humorous demeanour.
Growing up, Mcelu mattered to playing soccer and aspired to play at a professional level before discovering hip hop. When he was around 11 years old his mother bought him his first hip hop album “The Eminem Show” (in most cases a very unorthodox gift for a juvenile minor, considering the explicit lyrical content) . After obtaining a copy of the album Mcelu became absorbed in music, recording and mixing his own songs in his make-shift studio within the comfort of his bedroom.”
i also found info about the photographer/creative director behind TSA but I’m not entirely sure about the creative director thing all i know is his part of
there’s this one jam titled “Hunger Pains” this is the jam that really made me believe that TSA can deliver.
So now I’m guessing you now know who TSA is and what his about all that’s left is for you to support the kid and I’m no prophet or anything in that sense but i believe his NEXT not only in RSA but worldwide…to the musicians that are still reigning at the moment y’all should better watch out!
Introducing uMashayabhuqe KaMamba a South African zulu artist who makes music off the Genre Digital Maskandi a genre made of a fusion of auto tune,808s,hip hop,maskandi,soulful RnB, trap, dubstep etc which he calls urban maskandi/morden Maskandi/ Umaskandi wase Sandton.
Basically uMashayabhuqe was born on March 29 1987, Birth name is Nsikelelo Christian Ndlovu and he origates from KZN. After finishing his matric he went to UNISA to enroll for BA Communication Science Studies in Durban which he did for 2years. He then went to JHB chasing his dreams of becoming an artist and all his other occupations including radio presenting, acting etc.
Musically he is more of a singer than a rapper and his influences are Thandiswa Mazwai,James Blake, Busi Mhlongo,Dirty Paraffin and Kanye west. Places he grew up in such as his home village and cities like Johannesburg and Durban are also part of his influence. uMashayabhuqe has a single out titled ‘Shandarabaa Ekhelemendeh‘ feat Okmalumkoolkat that is buzzing in the streets of RSA and his Debut Ep ‘Black excellence show’ is so refreshing, it touches on subject matters like religion witchcraft, belief, morden women, life, love, money etc.
You can download it for free here;
THIS IS AFRICA! Is a new campaign by Dstv which showcase the beauty, potential and creativity of the morden African youth. It also tackles down the negative stereotypes about the African continent and brings Africa to a positive light.
This ad was shot in Ghana and directed by Teboho Mahlatsi known for the popular South African youth drama Yizo Yizo.
Watch it here; http://youtu.be/AsSfgf-A1ag