Rappers heading for the big time
Two hip hop artists from KwaNonqaba have made it to the semi-final round of a television show, CAUTION! The Beat.
The show was created for and by hip hop artists, producers and entertainers to help young artists show off their talent.
The two local rappers, Robert Smallz and Dollar, strutted their stuff at the auditions held earlier this month at The Barnyard Theatre, Cresta in Johannesburg and made it into the top 10. These finalists will have the opportunity to be part of a film shoot, entailing short interviews from their home towns, in which they talk about their journey. Their ability to improvise as hip hop artists will also be put to the test as part of the judging process. At the final, there will be a one-on-one battle for the grand prize, a record deal for a full album and a free music video. "Both Dollar and I are very proud and still going strong in the competition.
"We have been featured on Soweto TV. The next round is in Johannesburg again, but the date is not yet set. In the semi-final, we will participate in an exciting street battle rap.
"People can continue voting for us via the facebook page; we need the support. Thank you Mossel Bay. We stand a good chance of winning this."
Dollar (second from left) and Robert Smallz (centre front, in striped jacket) at the auditions of the hip hop television show,
Robert Smallz and Dollar, two hip hop artists from Mossel Bay, may be hitting the big time soon.