October 6, 2017

Illest King talks South Africa being Africa's New York, "The Music we make is Catchy"

illest 2Illest King is a 17 years old rapper from Tembisa who is down to earth, can be crazy at times and a guy that digs a smart chick (smiling)
Who or what got you into hip hop?
I've been in love with hip hop since I knew music and I knew that one day I'll be a rapper too.The tracks I used to listen had message for the world or ways of life
How is Mzansi Hip hop different from international hip hop?
We all know that South Africa is the New York of Africa so everyone in this continent looks up to us and the music we make is catchy
What makes Illest King different from other hip hop artists?
It's because I'm always in my lane and I'm always doing me. I'm not the type of rapper who'd be like "My only competition is the man on the mirror".I don't see no competition Famo I'm Jhus doing me in a way that I know in a few imma blow
Who are the Amazing people or organisations have you worked with in this hip hop game?
Everyone I've worked with is amazing, I've never been on a song with a wack rapper or talk business with people who've never experienced anything. So far my top 5 people are Moral Da Prince, BryThreeSixty (Zimbabwean 4 × Award winners), Biller, Mickey M, and Dee Dizzy
One word to describe Illest King?

  • Stoner

Who intimidates you in the hip hop music industry around your area and why?
As I said before, I’m always in my lane doing me so I doubt if there's competition out there
What’s the motive behind your latest track?
The Juice right? Well I'm so in love with syrup and I been sippin' it for a long time,on the other side there's people who's tryna diss and chicks who wanna cuff.Anyone who know the track will tell that what I'm saying is true
How do people reach Illest King if they want to know more and see more of your Work?
They can follow me on;
Instagram and twitter @illest_kingsa same handle for both accounts.
They can also check out my page on Facebook (Illest King)
And if they need my tracks they can request them on WhatsApp +27613298932
Wise words from Illest King
What I can say is they should not wish to be like me but they should wish to work harder than me so they can be better than me
Who do you want to send your shout outs to?
I'd like to send a shout out to my mom,my girlfriend,my hommies,my followers and everyone who knows me and my craft.

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