Dreams Delayed Are Not Dreams Denied.

Had the pleasure of interviewing Sniper before he drops his anticipated mixtape DDANDD.
Who is sniper? Well I’ll just give a general description more details in the interview:
He is one of the up and coming indie artists a new wave that is still in it’s early stages in South Africa.
By indie i mean “independent” and how do i know him?
Well i got the chance to go and be his photographer one time at a album launch or was it a mixtape😞? well it was hosted by J-Smash and Sniper was suppose to perfom but didn’t get the chance to, Due to complications and how hostile the crowd got…well to put it in proper terms there were technical issues….but this kid was so eagered even with the issues the boy pushed and pushed it just couldn’t happen.
From that experience i got proof to start believing in the Drive the young homie has and so i came up with a plan to contribute to the anticipation of his tape dropping on the 9th of November 2018 read the details below;

For anyone who don’t know you just give me a brief description of who sniper is also include Full names
i feel that would be very neccesary

My name is Ndamulelo Tony Matala.
Sniper is just a kid from the hood with big dreams and aims to inspire and help others chase their dreams.

Which hood?

I’m from waterval

You know there are a number of “Watervals” around the World right? Hit me with coordinates

Africa/South Africa/Limpopo/Vhembe Destrict/Elim/Waterval

Owh the 015…that’s dope thats dope but since you an artist how many artirst from that hood u know are killing it ? And how u plan on killing it too?

I KNOW 2 that are killing it Dala Fam and Roy Machel,
I plan on paving my own path and just setting myself aside from them as in growing in my own way.

I hope you succeed on your quest man wishing you all the best now that we have covered the intro lets get to business ;
DREAMS DELAYED ARE NOT DREAMS DENIED enlighten us on this EP
what is it about? And what does it mean to you and your journey?

Well for some time i have had ups and very serious downs
so basically Dreams Delayed Are Not Dreams Denied it’s me telling anyond that has thoughts of giving up that your time will come patience and hard work is key

Damn that’s a very touching subject especially since the recent passing of HHP (may his soul rest eazy🙏)

HHP’s passing is sad but it also gave me life.
Anyday life can roll the dice on you
so everyday you wake up alive is another chance to chase your dreams.

✊ i feel you my G….moving along
how many tracks are in the EP?

Honestly I’m not quite sure yet, could be 12 or more or even less😆

Lol but are you sure about it dropping on the 9th? That’s the millon dollar question

yes yes i am very sure!

Alright alright any features we should look foward to?

Yes i have Roy Machel a nigga of mine and Dala Fam on the project…more surprises dont wanna jinx it just wait..

Awesome awesome this is about to be lit just wanted to keep this young interview short just to give your fans and fans to be some insight.
Any final words?
A quote Maybe ?

My final words are DREAMS DELAYED ARE NOT DREAMS DENIED !

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AKA and Anatii Drop “10 Fingers”

It’s probably safe to say now that 2017 is the year of great music. Really great to see 2 of South Africa’s biggest entertainers put “their differences” aside and focus on what matters.

Download “10 Fingers”below.

AKA and Anatii – 10 Fingers 

“Free My Niggas”

We caught up with “The OD Sniper,” Roy Machel for a quick interview after a recording session in the ever-busy downtown, Johannesburg.

For those who don’t know yet, Machel is a South African rapper born in Elim, Limpopo. He put out his first single titled “The Fall” early this year and has been showing enormous growth with each release. 

What’s happening, man? It’s great to finally have a seat with you to learn more about you and your content-filled music 

“Yeah yeah. Im glad to be here my g”

Briefly describe who Roy is.What do you do?

“Uhm…..Roy is a rapper,song writer”

What inspired you to do what you’re doing?

“I’ve alway found this hiphop culture fascinating from early age,the lifestyle,the attitude,the messages behind the bars and shit…I’ve always wanted people to hear my opion on things,and hiphop was the only thing i thought would get my truth out there. From an early age”

How have your experiences been in the industry?

“We still on the come up,we still in the kitchen cooking up. I’m learning as much as i can about the industry. Studio time,team meetings and stuff been hella nice. So I’m kinda prepared”

What are you currently working on?

“A whole lot of things, but you should be on the look out for my debut EP titled Heartbreak Weekend. You can expect that anytime this year”

What can people expect from your EP?

“The Truth. A story about change.”

How would you describe your music?

“Street poetry, the black truth. That might be a bit too much. But im just on my street pastor steez. I’m a trapstar, but i wouldn’t call my music trap. I just make music”

How do you differentiate your sound/music from the “present/commercial” daily sound?

“The sound is authentic,everything is real. Own concepts, flows… I’m not trying to make something just to appeal to the peaple, I’m doing it my way, the real way”

Who have you worked with previously, or even recently?

“Once worked on something with a childhood homie of couple years back. Currently its just myself and my producer, Deckstar who’s just changed his name to “Lincoln Long” (laughs). I’m trying to collaborate as little as possible right now because we still got a lot of ideas and moods to put out first”

Are you currently signed with any record label?

“Yeah. Im with OD”

What’s OD, for those who don’t know?

“OD is a record label, Ohne Dämpfer Music, which means ‘without a mute’ in english. Its a movement about to revolutionize the music scene”

What’s your ultimate goal in the industry?

“The throne abviously,but i also want to help myself and others jump out the system. Instead of doing whats expected from you,do what you expect from you. If you have a dream, pursue that no matter what your parents or friends will say”

What inspires you?

“Life. My life experiences, you know. The things I come across in this jungle”


What should people expect from you in a near/distant future?
“Geniune music, geniune music”

Most rappers or musicians believe they are what ‘the game’ needs, what do you think sets you apart?

“Like I said, I don’t just do it just to appeal to the people, I do it because it has to be done. It was written”

If there was one thing you would like people to remember you for, what would it be?

“That I did it my way”

Thank you very much for your time and all the best with the dream, man 

“Thank you and thanks for the interview”

Follow the links below to stream and download Merchant by Roy Machel. You can also follow him on Twitter or like his Facebook page from the links provided. 

Until our next story, keep on making history!

Merchant: 

Twitter: @roymachel_od

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/roymachelod