Fresh talent, T.Nale is who we are focusing on today for our #TrapTuesday feature. The Joburg born Hip Hop and R&B vocalist has recently released the music video for his song, Gamble Mama.
The highly anticipated upcoming single Gamble Mama is a full embodiment of the artists talent and grit for music success. It showcases both his singing and writing styles.
Gamble Mama outlines the risks one has to take in their lives in order to reach a higher level (dreams). “Life is a gamble” is a stand out line in the single. Inspiration self drawn on this track as motivation to never give up on what you truly believe in, and he believes he shall speak this into reality.
Bred from the southern region of Johannesburg, T.Nale has 4 years experience providing us with underground hits and personal classics. This has pleased many of his fans throughout the years.
T.Nale has always had a love and passion for music
Recording and performing has been a lifelong passion of the artist which will not change in the coming future. “Music is an escape, I would like my audience to escape with me” – he mentions in his most recent mix tape Courage. Throughout his career T.Nale has released 3 mixtapes of full album length, mainly found on audiomack. His most recent singles can be found on all major streaming platforms.
In 2017 he featured in Omen the Chef’s Nomayini single which made way to Channel O and Trace shortly after its release. His stand out verse allowed a new look for fans on what’s to come and insight on how the artist has grown within the industry.
T.Nale’s music stretches the audience perception and enables most to think outside of the musical walls. The artist’s passion is shown through the emotion he displays in his music and he believes there’s still plenty room for improvement.
Check out the Gamble Mama music video below!
Could 2019 Finally Be The Year For Mzekekeze’s Big Come Back?
If you were alive in the early 2000’s then you may remember how huge Kwaito music was. TS Records, owned by DJ Sbu and Thembinkosi Nciza produced some of the most stellar artists who dominated the charts and won countless awards. This was a major deal because TS Records was an independent label. Artists who we consider the cream of the crop at the time included Brown Dash, Brickz, Mafikizolo and the balaclava-wearing Mzekezeke.
The Mzekezeke and DJ Sbu situation being the one in the same is long so we won’t get into that. But in October of last year the duo announced that they are forming a new record label together. This was after TS records closed down due to both DJ Sbu and TK Nciza decided to focus on their individual business ventures.
Mzekezeke’s come back has been warmly received so far
The new label is called Mzekezeke Music and the first release was DJ Sbu’s soulful house joint titled Beautiful featuring Portia Monique. The second being Mzekekzeke’s first official come back single Gqom single, Nay Lento which was surprisingly warmly received.
So this begs the question, is this the year that Mzekekzeke will finally be making an official and unrelenting come back? We think so.
Mzekezeke has always been illusive and a little of an enigma. Even though we have always suspected that he is DJ Sbu, there was never a slip up or a confirmation of this. This may work to keep his relevance up to a younger audience. Plus if he is already working on new music which appeals to people who haven’t heard of him, this may be advantageous for him.
At the moment there is an interest in authentic South African sounds from the global audience and from within the country. We are beginning to appreciate the beautiful influence that Kwaito has had on our music. Cassper Nyovest, Okmalumkoolkat and Kwesta have been incorporating elements of the genre into their sound and creating a fusion of Hip Hop and Kwaito. If Mzekezeke hops on this trend and brings back that essence of the sound he had in his glory days, this could work.
The charm of the Mzekezeke persona has always been his authenticity and singing about issues that we laugh at in our private corners. The world never gets tired on genuine energy so this may be one thing that works in his favour.
What do you think? Is 2019 the year Mzekezeke comes back in a huge way?
Check out the visuals for Nay Lento below!