Tlhalefang Marven Seale, popularly known as Ex, is an up-and-coming Rapper and Producer from Rustenburg. He started rapping at the age of 11 and turned pro in 2010. He got introduced to Hip Hop by his uncle, listening to old and new school Hip Hop. He is inspired by, amongst others, Big Sean, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Wale and 50 cent. In South Africa, he draws inspiration from Kuli Chana, Reason and HHP.
Ex has shared stage with a lot of musicians from his home town, Rustenburg and Pretoria alike. He released his first mix-tape online in February (2014) called “Remedials,” which achieved about 304 downloads. He also released music videos for “Didimala” and “M.I.C”, as a marketing teaser. On “Remedials,” Ex worked with up-and-coming artists, namely, Glee, Lebo, Montlenyana, Hipnotics, TK, Lazy Dwayne, Pastor Cool, Cool G and his partner in crime, Hippy DA Hippy. Currently, he is working on his second mix-tape and it is due to be released by the end of October. Ex is a lyricist with a rapping style that has an intricate and intelligent word-play. In July, this year, Ex released online an acclaimed freestyle flowing on the ‘Gusheshe freestyle’ beat that showed his strength and skill as Hip Hop artist. He is signed to a Pretoria based Recording Company called Black Kei Nation, managed by its subsidiary, Oak Web Entertainment.