KrTC of hip hop

Born 25th April, KrTC (real name Thamsanqa Sibandze) is a songwriter, MC/host and occasional vocalist from Eswatini. His stage name KrTC is pronounced as courtesy. He is one of the handful of Swazis who, after high school, took the road less travelled: that of pursuing a childhood passion, music.

Family & upbringing

While growing up, he spent most of his time in the library reading marketing books and visiting music studios so as to learn more about sound engineering and music production.

Early Years in Music

He began spitting his rhymes– from dancefloor ready booty songs to inspirational hustler anthems– even before hip-hop was taken seriously in the kingdom.

To fulfill his ambitions within the music industry, he established a crew called Mic’aholix. The group was made up of rappers, a beat boxer and a poet. As a group, they hosted and performed at numerous shows.

Music Career

In 2011 formed Siyinqaba together with Muzi Mozaik Ngwenya. The duo made history when they won the prestigious Tihlabane Album of the Year Award in 2010, making them the first contemporary music outfit to ever win this award.

The project featured a number of influential names in the Swazi music scene. Through it, the duo managed to score performances in South Africa and have one of their songs played on Big Brother Africa.

Songs

Blaze-A-Fire

Destined to Shine

The Black SuperMan

Dolobheni

Scarf you

 Nominations

SWAZI HIP HOP AWARDS – The Best Hustler, 2016

Achievements

He has been the host of The Spotlight Made Brighter by MTN (both season 1 & 2. He is also the host of DTTV RePresent, a show in which he chats to local musicians about what’s going on in their world, life etc.

KrTC is an influencer/brand ambassador for different brands.

As a solo Artist he has worked alongside some music industry giants such as American Rapper the Game, Blu Cantrell, AKA, Skwatta Kamp, Jr, RedButton, ProKid, George the Beat Boxer, TearGas, Proffessor, Danny OG, WizKid, LIC, Nameless and the Nomadic Wax Collective at various shows including:

  • BushFire Festival (2010 – 2019)
  • King‟s Birthday and Royal Concert, Lozitha Palace
  • Mpumalanga Hip Hop Festival – Nelspruit
  • First Annual Spring Party – Lesotho
  • Official Channel-O Nominees After Party – Sunny Side, South Africa
  • Hipnotik Festival – Swaziland
  • The Legacy Festival – Swaziland
  • The Annual Summer Showdown – Swaziland
  • Urban UnderGround – Los Angeles, USA
  • Sibebe Friday Night Live – Battle of The Bands Champion (2014) – Swaziland
  • SwaziBank Cup Finals – Swaziland
  • Hip Hop Fossil Fuel
  • Swaziland International Trade Fair – Swaziland
  • The Harare International Festival of the Arts – Zimbabwe
  • Oppikoppi Festival – South Africa
  • The Lake of Stars Music Festival – Malawi

 

 

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