On Friday the 11th of September we attended the pre-recording of Vuzu’s new hip hop show The Hustle at the Urban Brew studios in Randburg, BigStar Johnson, real name, Tumelo Rakumako was announced as the winner of the first season. The show was attended by some prominent people in the hip hop industry, we weren’t allowed to say who the winner was as the show was embargoed till the 15th of September so we had to keep it on the hush till the winner was announced on national TV last night. The Hustle is South Africa’s first Hip Hop talent search where we came to see 20 of SA’s top undiscovered rappers go head to head over the past 10 weeks. Each week the rappers were given a challenge by well-known entertainment industry figures & artist, as well as judged by Hip Hop heavy weights Tumi Molekane, AKA and Khuli Chana. BigStar Johnson worked with one of SA’s best known hip hop producer, PH, to create his debut single titled ‘Get It’. The winning prize for the crowned hustler includes a recording contract to the value of, R250 000 and a six months PR Management deal with African Star Communications amongst of other prizes.
DJ Zinhle was there too we spotted her chatting to some people
Phila Madlingozi was there too
AKA walks into the building like a boss
Shane Eagle with his girlfriend
Big Star’s parents were there to support him
Shabzi’s family comfort him after he lost to Big StarCheck out moreHERE pics