South African Hip Hop.
Pitch Black Afro (Thulani Ngcobo) has taken the kwaito/hip hop movement to new heights as these genres gather momentum in South Africa,
This dynamically unique rapper exploded onto the scene with his phenomenal self-titled hit – Pitch Black Afro.
Born in Orlando East, he moved to Johannesburg after completing his schooling and discovered a love of hip-hop in 1995. Between then and 2001, Pitch Black Afro refined his musical writing skills. He then took part in the Rap Activity Jams on YFM where he won MC of the week and then the month. Here DJ Cleo who was impressed with his lyrical delivery, spotted him.
Pitch Black Afro became a firm favourite in the clubs and bashes where he performed with a crew called The Native Huts Allstars and a movement – Black Sunday. His demo was played frequently on Metro FM.
Following DJ Cleo’s success as a producer for Mzekezeke, Brown Dash, Arthur and Jeff Maluleke, amongst others, he approached Pitch Black Afro to sign as the first artist to his record label, Will of Steel Productions.
“Pitch Black Afro immediately stood out for me,” says DJ Cleo. “Every time he takes the mic his lyrical style and flow impresses me. The novelty behind his lyrics, his body language and his energy is mind blowing. It’s like he raps in puns. This boy is talented!”
This guy's hilarious!
Pitch Black Afro - Styling Gel.
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