For all of you who are fans of trap and all things hip hop, it would be beneficial for you to check out this next artist Cruz Afrika. Tshepo Modise, also known as Cruz Afrika is a talented, vibrant and versatile man who hails all the way from Taung in the North West. He is not only a singer and songwriter but he is also a performer, choreographer and music arranger.
He broke into the industry as a choreographer for recognized artists such as Robbie Malinga, Jub Jub and Bongo Muffin to name a few. Apart from persuing his passion, which is music, he also runs a media and entertainment company, 011 Media and Projects, that aims to identify and groom up and coming musicians. In addition he has a marketing company and sells new clothes and source alcoholic beverages to some licensed eateries around Jozi to pay the bills. This right here is a busy man.
He claims to have been learning the ins and outs of the music industry for a few years now although he has been doing music since an early age. He describes the sound he makes as “Godly African trap Motswako with a bit of soulful touch and new age hip hop”. Shuu! That was a mouthful.
He describes hip hop as his calling when speaking about how he changed from doing a gospel to a hip hop sound. He further explains that as an artist, he felt the need to move in another direction and give his audience the passion he felt inside which was hip hop. The topics that his music explores are mainly about life, inspiration as well as turning up. He insists that “the target is to inspire everyone young and old to dream and hustle towards their dreams”.
When describing his production process, he comically responded: “Lol step 1: I record the idea of the chorus on my phone, Step 2: I send that idea to my producers for them to create a fresh beat, then once we get the beat we kill the song”.
He recently signed with Universal Music Group and released a new single Chinaman where he features the Nigerian rapper Eindo. The public can expect “The Godly Music”, his album, and two follow up singles to Chinaman really soon.
You can get in contact with him on these platforms to find out more about his music as well as where he will be performing next:
Instagram : @Iamcruzafrika
Google+: Tshepo Cruz modise
YouTube: Cruz Afrika/ search : Cruz Man
Facebook Fan Page : Cruz afrikafanpage
Check his latest track Chinaman ft Eindo and give us some feedback. Enjoy!