Milk­shake is ac­tu­ally a thought­ful home­body

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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.”

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