FIVE local rappers will strut their stuff at the Topaz Lounge in Bloemfontein in neighbouring South Africa on Sunday.
Kot Inferno, Sir Nic, Boshoa Botsoeroe, Frog and Blaze Shutta Queen are expected to share the stage with popular South African rapper, A-Reece as well as upcoming acts Maths, 2Nys, Masedi, Mc Fire, Sebata, Thembile, Naycha, T Zone, Just Sam, Castino and Thwenny among others.
According to Topaz Lounge owner, Ba2cada, the aim is to promote upcoming acts by providing them with a platform to perform along established acts.
“We will start having Hip Hop performances at Topaz every fortnight starting this weekend. Each invited artist will be expected to perform his or her best three songs,” Ba2cada said in a statement this week.
“Most of them are not yet established so the idea is to give them a platform where they can showcase their talent in front of many people so that they can build themselves to be sought-after brands. We are hoping to uncover as many acts as possible throughout the year.”
Ba2cada is best known for his radio programme, Rea Kubeletsa, which airs on South African national radio station Lesedi FM on weekdays from 3 to 6pm. He has also played a major role in promoting local artistes such as Papa Zee, Kommanda Obbs and J Cob.
Speaking to the Weekender this week, Boshoa Botsoeroe said he was looking forward to performing as he believed he would benefit the same way other local acts have benefitted from Ba2cada.
“Ba2cada has promoted a number of local acts in South Africa and he continues to do so through this platform.
“I have been to Topaz but never performed there. I believe that the type of audience at the club to attract will help us promote our craft in the neighbouring country,” he said.
On the other hand, Blaze Shutta Queen said that she was still awaiting confirmation of the deal because “we have not yet reached any agreement about it”.
“I am really looking forward to the event since it will be my first there and also believe it will introduce me perfectly that side but then I am still leaving a room for disappointment in case it does not materialise.
“I am more than excited to go there as often as possible in order to broaden my fan base,” she told the Weekender on Tuesday.