Bruno feels free at last
EX-CONVICT and former member of kwaito outfit Gumshev, Nesuli Bruno Majola, is going solo.
Best known for performing with his fellow band member and ex-convict Nkululeko Fistos Cakwebe, Majola said he decided to leave the group three years ago to do my own thing because we simply grew up and, I guess, we also grew apart
Making a switch from kwaito to hiphop, Majola (29) said he was working on his debut solo album, Stories Told, to be released in September.
He is shooting the video of his first single, Fak i24, which will be out next month.
The Soweto-born rapper started a life of crime in his early teens. He quickly became the leader of a notorious gang which terrorised residents of Hillbrow and Randburg in Joburg.
He was arrested at the of age 15 following a helicopter chase after he took part in an armed robbery. He
served a sentence.
After his release, Majola s group, Gumshev, scored a record deal with
jail Lance Stehr s Ghetto Ruff.
No longer part of that stable, Majola said he decided to go independent with his label, called Good Fellas Records.
One thing I know is that when an artist goes broke, the company he works for doesn t.
That s why I decided to go independent,” he said.
He plans to use his music to change the hardcore gangster perception people have of him.
I have grown up and have a family I need to take care of. My little daughter and her mother are my biggest priority. Life has been a hectic roller-coaster for me, and my woman has been there through the hard times. She motivated me to get back to my music,” he said.
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