Milkshake is actually a thoughtful homebody
collaborated with some big names.
The DJ, who was born and raised in Soweto, recently walked from Soweto to Rustenburg to raise awareness for schoolchildren who walk to school with no shoes.
“The youth face many challenges and I think we all need to come together to work on solutions that will help everyone. I am in a position where I can create awareness around certain social issues and, although I can’t do it all, I can do something to help, which is why my foundation is so important to me,” he said.
The DJ has long been regarded as someone who changed the way young South Africans party when he was part of a group of people that created Pop Bottles, a lifestyle event aimed at Hip Hop music lovers.
“Pop Bottles has had a major influence and it has been very consistent through the years and, of course, I am very happy to see it grow across the country.
“The idea was never for it to be as huge as it is right now, so it’s amazing that it has become such a huge part of the party culture,” he said.
Milkshake has teamed up with people like Cassper Nyovest and Da L.E.S, and although he is now a household name, it was never easy.
“In the beginning it was hard – there were very few hip hop DJs in the country. It was something that was extremely niche when I started and people did not warm to it immediately.
“It was a very small pond but luckily for me, it was not long after I entered the industry that it took off.
“One of the greatest lessons I have had to learn is that you must never give up on what you believe in, just keep working hard towards making your dreams a reality”.
And when he isn’t making hits, he is relaxing at home with his family.
“I am not a social person at all, I love being at home and just relaxing with my family. I would rather my friends come over to my place and we chill there, I am a complete homebody.
“If I am out though, it’s at the park with my dog. I love the park, I love reading at the park too.
“I was not really much of a reader until recently. I am reading The Business Model Navigator, which I am enjoying because at some point I want to work behind the scenes and develop other DJs.”