Live your life with no pres­sure, Neo ad­vises

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FOR AMBITIOUZ Records’ youngest artist, Neo, it’s all about liv­ing your pur­pose in life.

The 18-year-old, who signed to the sta­ble last year, re­cently re­leased his se­cond sin­gle, No Pres­sure.

“It’s all about liv­ing your life with­out any pres­sure from any­one. Even with all the prob­lems in life, it’s about be­ing able to move on and be­ing great. We have to grow and get what we want be­cause no­body can tell us we can’t do any­thing. We do it by force.”

The hip hop artist from Katle­hong in Ekurhu­leni started dab­bling in mu­sic from age 12. He would join his friends when they were record­ing them­selves.

“We were in­flu­enced by a lot of artists – any­one who made great mu­sic, re­ally. The best artists for us at that time were Lil Wayne and Drake. R Kelly made good mu­sic and so did Usher. Lo­cally, Brenda Fassie.”

He was still grow­ing in his mu­sic when he got signed by the sta­ble through a high school friend con­nec­tion.

“I would like to work with Saudi and Sjava and other people who are un­known or are un­der­ground for some beats.”

Neo wants people who buy his mu­sic to know that “we as black people, we are great. We come from a space where we have to work hard to get to where we want to be. We learnt how to live from the ghetto.”

Neo’s mu­sic video for No Pres­sure can be viewed on YouTube.

AM­BI­TIOUS: Singer Neo

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