Reason

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Young, gifted with rap. You’d be forgiven for thinking this is hip-hop artist Sizwe “Reason” Moeketsi’s moniker. Having broken into the music industry early, this young artist has a starpower and longevity that belies his age.

Born in Tembisa and raised in Katlehong, Reason came up as a battle rapper competing in numerous competitions, both official and on the street corner. It wasn’t long before Johannesburg began to take notice and he began making appearances on YFM delivering breakfast jingles for DJ Fresh on “The Unrestricted Breakfast Show” in 2005.

Reason has gone on to be named Hype Magazine’s King of the Bedroom and was named “Emcee of the Month” by Hip Hop’s first lady Lee Kasumba in March 2006 on YFM “Rap Activity”. This buzz propelled Reason to multiple shows across South Africa as well as a Scandinavian tour. Since then, Reason has gone to collaborate with some of South Africa’s most prolific rappers such as Proverb, Tumi, Zubz, ILL Skillz, HHP, Amu, and AKA.

Reason’s first studio release “The Reasoning”, boasting the production talents of Battlekat, Instro, Mizi, Rastic Ras and Ootz The Afronaut, garnered critical acclaim posting 4 stars in Hype Magazine, positioning it as one of South Africa’s highest rated albums in 2010. Reason then joined South Africa’s largest hip-hop brand Kool Out Entertainment as the featured Emcee and host for all Johannesburg events and has performed with international stars Ras Kass, Qwazzar (Typical Cats), K’Naan, and Masta Ace.

In 2011, this “Unsigned Hype” joined Motif Records, marking a new step in his career and will feature his first official label release in June 2012. Motif Records, a South African based independent music company, recording, developing and promoting cutting edge music through strategic music management. Motif was formed in the late 2000’s and have established one of the most sought after roster including one of Africa’s most popular hip-hop exports – Tumi (Tumi And The Volume), South African/Canadian singer/songwriter Zaki Ibrahim, the labels latest artist partnership include SA hip-hop artists Perfecto and Reason.

Motif see’s an opportunity to develop and nurture African and South African talent with the potential for longevity in today’s declining music business fixated with pop hit formulas.

Website: http://rhymesnreason.blogspot.com or www.reasona3d.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/reasonthemass
Twitter: www.twitter.com/reason4audio3d
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/motifrecords

Miss Patty Monroe

Patty Monroe

Many thoughts and challenges have always surrounded females who are trying to make a name for themselves in the music industry. As a young girl, Ive always performed for family and friends, my family is my rock. They are the ones encouraging me to do my best and to just be myself.  Miss Patty Monroe uses her everyday experiences to connect with the people she shares her music with.A grade 12 pupil at Zwaanswyk High School, known to be very outspoken, using her words to reach out to fellow learners.An artist with Khoi-Soul Productions. Discribing her music as different, not your plain rap, but more of a mixture of rap and poetry. Calling it flowatry. Music cannot be kept inside. Being an artist, you must be comfortable with yourself. It must be your first love. live, eat, breathe rap.

Her music is available to anyone who is willing to lend an ear and listen. you can find her on Reverbnation, Facebook, Twitter. @misspattymonroe. Miss Patty Monroe has performed on various stages in and around Cape Town. More recent she has been put through to the JHB auditions of SAs Got Talent 2013. made an appearance on the Mtv Base Vj Search 2013. Collaborations include working with YoungstaCPT, Ben Ceasar, NKE, Miss Celaneous, Copa and many more keep and eye open for this very talented female mc.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MissPattyMonroe
Twitter: www.twitter.com/misspattymonroe
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/patty-monroe

Science On Stereo

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Formed in 2009, Science On Stereo is an electro-rap/pop-funk/pop-rap collective from Benoni, Johannesburg consisting of 4 members (3 vocalists/songwriters  and a songwriter/producer).  We’re always playing around with new sounds and manipulating untested musical approaches. On our way to building a fanbase, along with our electro-rap sounds, we’ve recorded over mellow live music from around the world with the classic S.O.S. style and subject matter remaining evident on records to merely showcase the versatility within the collective. We hope to share the fun we experience writing, recording and performing our music with more multi-dimensional music-lovers.

We have released 2 EP’s since the group’s inception in 2009. The genres we have experimented with have allowed us to have a broad general awareness of what the common ear prefers to hear. We’ve graced numerous stages since the collective’s inception. Including the Soweto Beer Festival in 2012 and charity events locally and also smaller local venues.

Website: scienceonstereo.wordpress.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/scienceonstereo
Bandcamp: scienceonstereo.bandcamp.com/

Tebello

TELLo

Born and bred in Mpumalanga. Raised in a small town called Bethal. Moved to Joburg to pursue the dream. Rap Style is very real, influenced by legends and the life i live. I write about experiences, dreams and what i see myself becoming. Rapper since 2007 till present. Influenced allot by the boom bap era. I’m about music with a message.

Website: blvcktello.tumblr.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tebello.malaza
Twitter: twitter.com/BLVCKTELLo
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/tellomuzic