Live your life with no pressure, Neo advises
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