Naledzi is one of few raw talents when one scans the South African female rappers and rightly so.
By Ronald DK Nchabeleng
Naledzi Thembelihle Mathibe was born and raised in Mpumalanga and is one of aspiring rappers that has the potential to rule the hip hop circles.
Since she started his professional career in 2010, she has travelled the journey that most rappers, especially in the female side of hip hop, can dream of.
She was in a trio made up of her cousins called Blak Beaniez that went on to appear on eTV’s Shiz Niz, Hype Magazine and also got called up to audition for Sony Music.
“I think the way I got into hip hop was (because I was) mainly listening to the likes of Snoop (Dogg), Mase, 50 cent,” she told Mams Music Gallery. “I got on stage at 13 (years) and I’ve never looked back.”
Her latest release called bOMBACLOTS was dropped in late 2018. She says the song “speaks a lot about foolish people in general.”
“Whale Brilo hooked me up with the beat and Tiga Maine did the mixing and mastering of the song. I touch on the Sandile Mantsoe incident were he murdered his girlfriend and for that to me, he is certainly a Bombaclots.
“The hook just says man, even when surrounded by these Bombaclots keep the work going; just like those prosecutors did.”
After all the hustle she has gone through, Naledzi promises to release two projects very soon.
“I have been working on two projects, one being Dreality which will be doing the rounds very soon. It is light and playful on the ear, but still evokes emotion; which is the whole point of my music.”
She says the highlight of her career so far was doing the Kamina Kawena Tour right after restarting her career. “Honestly the love I’ve been getting is just amazing. I’m grateful,” added the rapper who is also a producer, singer and songwriter.