After releasing his sophomore album “Manando” late 2017; Emtee, has switched to become more like an underground hip-hop artiste. Under Ambitiouz Entertainment, he dropped his album which is going Gold, with debut “Avery” going platinum.
With the plays and views coming in steadily, Emtee is definitely one of Africa’s bests. He has all the accolades that defies the “underground” tag.
However, he’s not been in the news so much this year. And, when he got into the news this month, it wasn’t for the best reasons. But a video of him, falling off stage at a concert in Durban, surfaced on Sunday night and quickly went viral. That brought about an insinuation that the South African “Roll Up” rapper was on drugs. This isn’t the best news for his brand anyway.
But the trapper is not letting that affect his music. In fact, he’s even going use it as a stepping stone for more hype. Barely 24 hours after the sad incident, the 25-year-old has released the video to “Thank You”, a track off his 2017 album.
The many-cast visuals, is a very creative yet inspirational piece. And it’s just Emtee trying to be grateful to God, to and everyone supporting him. It couldn’t have come at a better time than now when he’s been trolled for being a crackhead.
Emtee, who is at Ambitiouz Entertainment, is one of the new cats that are topping the major charts in South Africa. Others include Nasty C and his rival A-Reece. They all represent the new wave of Trap-influenced African hip hop generation.
He shot to international stardom when he dropped a remix to his “Roll Up” single in 2015. The remix which featured Wizkid and AKA was called “Roll Up Re Up” and it was an instant hit. The 25 year old has a gold album, a platinum album, and collaborations with top artists such as Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Nasty C, AKA and more.
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Quasar Miami formerly known as Tylz, is a young rap artiste and an outspoken music industry commentator. He writes in a very controversial manner and is known to “never let the sleeping dogs lie”. In October 2017, he was inducted into HipHopHead as a contributor.
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