South Africans love mainstream music artists as much as anyone, however, they are also all about supporting up-and-coming talent. This week, we set down with an up-and-coming music artist SXME, whose real name is Samkelo Thabo Mthombeni.
Samkelo Thabo Mthombeni, professionally known by his stage name SXME, is a South African rapper, songwriter and a DJ.
Born and raised in small town Jozini in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, SXME is regarded by many as one of the most humble and influential Hip Hop artist in his generation. A Durban based rapper believes that music is the only friend that will never turn against him, “I cannot go a day without thinking about music, that is life for me, music is my therapy”. – SXME says
Growing up in a small town in KZN, SXME used to listen to a lot of rap music back in his school days and sometimes rap along, from there he decided to try writing his own thing that’s how his music journey started and he never looked back since then.
In 2016, SXME was part of a musical collective HMG around and recorded a few projects that were never released.
Last year August, he released his debut single titled “TATTOOS ON HER BODY” featuring Sabby Slvvane and Reddex. The single was distributed across all major streaming platforms including Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, as well as YouTube Music.
“My advice to up-and-coming music artists is that music needs time, you have to keep up with it, enjoy being able to do your craft 24/7 as much as possible. Keep putting in the hard work” – SXME said.
SXME is currently working on another single with Sabby Slvvane and R3AL VOOSI which is set to be released later this year.
There’s no doubt that SXME is one of the most talented up-and-coming hip-hop artists you should look for this year. He has proved that he deserves a slot in your streaming queue.
People can get in touch with Samkelo Thabo Mthombeni aka SXME on the following social media platforms Instagram @Its_sxme, Twitter @Sxme_ZA and Facebook @sxme.sa
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