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Tributes pour in as SA Hip Hop Loses An Icon

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Tributes pour in as South African Hip Hop Loses An Icon.

The South African hip hop community has today lost an iconic rap trendsetter Linda Mkhize who was well known as PRO or Pro Kid. The 37 year old rapper lost his life after suffering from a severe seizure.

HERE IS A STATEMENT FROM HIS FAMILY

Statement Issued On Behalf of the Mkhize & Kheswa families, on the passing of their son, brother and father, Linda “ProKid” Mkhize (37)

The legendary SA hip-hop Artist, affectionately known as ProKid of Hip Hop, passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. He suffered a severe seizure attack, whilst visiting friends and paramedics were called in to assist, they did their best to revive him to no avail and called his time of death at 20h38.

He is survived by his beloved mother Fikile Mkhize and his father Zwelakhe Kheswa, his wife Ayanda, his three year old daughter Nonkanyezi, his brothers and his extended family.

ProKid’s family requests that the media respect their privacy during this tragic period of time. Further details will be furnished as soon as his family has gathered.

Tributes have been pouring in on social media since the early hours of Thursday morning.

https://twitter.com/BontleModiselle/status/1027444615610335232

https://twitter.com/ProVerbMusic/status/1027340548753899521

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LebzaTheVillain makes history!

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LebzaTheVillain makes history, being first YFM DJ to mix live from BBC.

House and Dance music DJ and producer LebzaTheVillain made his mark and history by being the first YFM DJ to mix a music set live on the popular youth station from the BBC Broadcasting House in London on Friday the 10th of August 2018.

Weekly, LebzaTheVillain provides mixes on YFM through the stations feature called #YTKO. Last week Friday’s #YTKO mix was particularly a special one as it was brought to fans and listeners live from London in real time.

LebzaTheVillain also gave the Europeans a one of a kind experience through his body moving sets at London night club Nomad at the opening of its new Friday night sessions called “KUDU”. The DJ also made his way to Manchester, where he performed at popular night club called Rebellion as well as the Manchester Carnival. The DJ shared various images and videos on his social media pages of the crowd getting down to his mixing.

It’s beautiful to see how the world can be united through a common love for Dance and House music and it was my greatest pleasure to see how receptive and appreciative the crowds were to the music. They really know how to party

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