The Big Hash on ‘young mode’ as he drops three fire singles
8-year-old rapper ‘The Big Hash’, real name Tshegetso Kungwane, has had the kind of come-up that will indeed INSPIRE a whole generation.
Last year, he dropped his second project titled ‘Life + Times Of A Teenage Influence’ extended play record ( EP), which, to date, has more than 180 000 streams on SoundCloud. This was following the first one, a 10-track project titled ‘The Big Hash Theory’.
The EP has since been his rise to stardom as weeks later, he was co-signed by Ricky Rick who brought him out for a performance at ‘Back to the City’, the biggest hip-hop festival in Africa. Hash almost materialised out of thin air, and has cemented himself as one of rap’s most talented newcomers.
When interviewed by the City Press, the youngster described the performance as surreal.
“The ‘Back to the City’ performance was surreal. It was at that moment that I took in the fact that, not only was I good enough to perform at one of the country’s biggest hip-hop shows, I was also sharing the stage with an OG (Ricky). That’s a privilege I’ll cherish forever,” he says. ‘Life + Times’ is a six-track EP we have reviewed on this very column before and I knew from the first time I listened to it that Hash was going to garn an appeal, although I have to admit that I myself couldn’t have thought it was going to be this fast!
My favourite tracks on the EP were ‘Exes on the Weekend’ and ‘Anita’, which I called out to be ‘certified hits’. They simply stood out with their stuttering drums and auto- tuned raps which made you forget the rapper was only 17 at the time. Also, 808 has been a very integral part of Hash’s growth as their chemistry is out of this world.
However, coming back to today’s subject matter, the three fire singles he has dropped, namely ‘Jimmy Choos Remix’ featuring Frank Casino, ‘Palm Trees’ featuring Tsego and ‘Pretend’, I love the fact that he is back on his storytelling as he talks about the impact he has made in the game and what he still hopes to achieve.
Now this youngster is hungry, after all, he even dropped out of high school to pursue his dream and one can only wish his debut album to be titled ‘Young’ drops soon. To put it in own words, the ‘age is not a problem now’!