Sil­ver lin­ing to Mega Hertz track leak

Lesotho Times - - En­ter­tain­ment - Mo­halenyane Phakela

RAP­PER Mega Hertz says the leak­ing of his lat­est sin­gle was a bless­ing in dis­guise as the song ended up trend­ing on so­cial me­dia be­fore its of­fi­cial re­lease. In the song ti­tled, Li­neo Mathaba, Mega Hertz waxes lyri­cal about a lady with im­pec­ca­ble beauty say­ing in Se­sotho “she is so fine, she bathes in milk”. The 20-year-old rap­per, who was born Thaabe Let­sie, this week told the Week­ender the song was re­ferred to a “close” friend and would fea­ture in his up­com­ing mix­tape, One Day I’ll Make You Proud. “Li­neo Mathaba is the first sin­gle in an up­com­ing mix­tape which will drop some­time in Au­gust. It was in­spired by a spe­cial lady whose re­la­tion­ship with me can only be de­scribed as com- pli­cated,” he said.

“I sent the lady a snip­pet of the sin­gle for her ap­proval be­fore I could re­lease it. I guess she found it too good to wait for the of­fi­cial re­lease and started shar­ing it.

“I was sur­prised to see the pos­i­tive re­views it was get­ting on Face­book, yet it was only a minute-long snip­pet that had not been mas­tered.”

Mega Hertz said the leak had in­ad­ver­tently mar­keted the song, adding that he ap­pre­ci­ated the pos­i­tive re­sponses.

“There is no such thing as bad pub­lic­ity, so I am not an­gry the track was leaked since it gen­er­ated pos­i­tive re­views,” he said.

“This is not the first time that I have ex­pe­ri­enced that kind of hype since it also hap­pened with Mookho which was leaked in 2014. So, I must be do­ing a good job.”

The up-and-com­ing rap­per said he for­ayed into the in­dus­try in 2012 while still a stu­dent at the Na­tional Univer­sity of Le­sotho In­ter­na­tional School. Mega Hertz got his break­through in 2014 af­ter re­leas­ing Mookho and House Party which saw him get­ting booked for var­i­ous lo­cal events.

His de­but al­bum, Khaya To Jozi, was re­leased last De­cem­ber amid pos­i­tive re­views. It boasts such tracks as Kopa O Ntag, Side Chick, Aus Way and No Way among the 14 tracks.

Mega Hertz has al­ready set his sights on con­quer­ing South Africa.

“I am cur­rently work­ing on pen­e­trat­ing the South African mar­ket by net­work­ing with pro­mot­ers in the coun­try. I have al­ready sub­mit­ted my mu­sic at Jo­han­nes­burg-based 5FM ra­dio sta­tion and was hum­bled by the 15 min­utes air­play they af­forded me two months ago,” he said.

RAP­PER Mega Hertz.

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