Hip hop artist Thapelo Motlhatlhedi a.k.a. Lava is releasing his first official single “Thola Zaka” featuring Priddy Ugly. He held a listening session inviting a number of media and musicians to introduce himself and his single before the big reveal on the 10th of October 2014. The listening session was held at The Media Mill (Milpark), the home of Khustic Media Recording Studio. Lava aims to take the stage and bring back the true spirit of hip hop in South Africa, “the scene is mostly in English and I do 100% Sotho rap”. He’s a ‘hip hop head” who lives for all aspects of the culture which shows profoundly through his music – having been behind the scenes in the industry for about four years as a mixing engineer for artists like Cassper Nyovest, Khuli Chana, JR, Teargas, AKA, Wizkid, and Emmy G – and his heartfelt lyrics. The single will be available for download to the public on the 10th of October 2014 and plans for the EPK and music video will be announced after.