Caught up for dinner and drinks with the homie Pasika to get an update on the process and a bit of insight on projects and how he got into the music scene.
I've been taking my music seriously for the past 8 or 9 years but I've always sang. My hard hustle days were from 2008-2010 , after that the group dispersed after the death of sly .
The motivation behind 'man down' is to pay homage to a close friend who passed too soon, Slycoh Marowa . He was like the engine of Hard Hustle and each member was the fuel. When we lost our engine, us as the fuel needed to figure out what we were gonna do next. For some of us that meant focusing on solo careers and for others it meant quitting music altogether. I took it upon myself to carry the torch and go forward with the music and so a song dedicated to the homie is the best way I can keep his memory alive.
At first all my beats were done by Sly, when Sly was gone I was forced to buy beats off the internet. Now I'm lucky to have producers from all over to ask me to be on their beats. I've also had the pleasure of recently connecting with a fantastic dj and producer from Melbourne called MK OFTEN, who makes beats that suit my style and direction of music.
Yes I have , South Africa is full of talented artists that I'd love to work with, in fact I am heavily influenced by the music and culture so collaborating with a South African artist is definitely on my list .
Many new projects are in store for 2018. Just keep an eye out and an ear to the street . Make sure to support your boy.