Upcoming rapper making moves
Apart from instrumentals, music carries thoughts, messages and lessons taken from life experiences. It is often the reflection of the artist’s reality. Sinekhaya Siziba says his music is the soundtrack of his life where he fuses elements of different genres to tell his life story.
“Music is like a diary for me, with a structure I’ve manufactured. It’s about my life, culture and just reaching out to people to change certain things in society,” the rapper explained.
The musical journey for Siziba began when he and part of his family moved from uMzimkhulu to uMlazi. The township life introduced him to kwaito as it was popular genre at that time. He began as a Kwaito artist at the age of 14 and later switched to hip hop. Now known as BlacksoulSiziba, the rapper is finally getting his shine.
After the release of his 2017 single “Being alive”, the rapper embarked on his first media campaign which bagged him interviews on Gagasi FM, Vow FM and Touch HD to name a few. In 2018 he released ‘It’s a shame’ and it was followed by ‘Things change’ which broke the internet and grew his fan base even more. He also has the streets and social media begging for a song he recently released titled ‘50k’. Travelling between Durban and Joburg performing at different venues significantly developed Siziba into an all-round artist with a charismatic presence. He has performed at the iconic zone in Soweto and opened for popular acts such as A-Reece and Mobi Dixon.
On sacrifices he has made for his music Siziba said some were deep and others are worth laughing about today. “I once went to record at a place I had never been to. It was my first time in that area, I was stranded with no money for transport and that for me was scary,” He said.
He also encouraged people to keep showing love and support to local rappers, “The people have the power to disrupt the status quo. They have the power to hear the message in the music. If you love any rapper, make sure you stream their music. It’s the right thing to do,” Siziba added.