Rising rap artist, Thabang Ledwaba aka Straat is back with a hot new single, Tjovitjo. A hustle and motivate song that celebrates the resilience of ikasi and its people. It’s laid over an intoxicating and nostalgic throwback Kwaito soundtrack.
Straat started making a name for himself in the Brits-Pretoria underground Hip Hop scene back in 2009. In 2011 he joined a group along with his two of his friends, INK but that was short lived and he has been solo ever since.
He kept going as a solo artist and due to his style that mixed Pretoria slang in his raps he quickly became a fan favourite because fans could easily relate to his music in which it is quite clear to hear the influence of Kwaito and old school Hip Hop.
In 2014 he released his first underground mixtape 1366 which was largely given out free of charge as part of building his brand. On his journey thus far he has shared the stage with the likes of Cassper Nyovest, JR, KO, IFani and Mo Molemi to name but a few.
Straat made his introduction to the mainstream earlier this year with his debut single, Dream, setting himself up as the next artist to watch. With Tjovitjo, he’s found the perfect intersection between the local Kwaito sound and rap. This song is a personification of a style he pioneered called Speak-n-Vorstaan. This is a style of rap that is heavily influenced by the Brits-Pretoria slang and township lifestyle.
Tjovitjo is available on all major digital platforms here!
Listen to Tjovitjo below!