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Group Name: HeightsBridge
Founded: 2008
Origin: East London, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality
Residing: East London, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality
Occupation: Rapping
Genre: HipHop
Years Active 2008 – present
Label/Management: Nwabisa Mbali
Associated Acts:
Twitter:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/heightsbridge
Members: Nyaniso Nyengane a.k.a. Nyana, Banti Mkunqwana a.k.a. Tedd B and Siseko Mafuya a.k.a. MaCee

HeightsBridge is a hip hop group consisting of 3 members: Nyaniso Nyengane a.k.a. Nyana, Banti Mkunqwana a.k.a. Tedd B and Siseko Mafuya a.k.a. MaCee. The group was originally formed by Nyana & Tedd B in 2008 with just both of them as members, but after countless collaborations with MaCee it was decided he would be a perfect fit in the group and also bring a much required ballance. The Group is based in East London, with a new and distinctive sound mixed with English & Vernacular rhymes to attract fans from all walks of life.

Career Synopsis:

The group was originally formed by Tedd B & Nyana in 2008 and originally stated that they would never incorporate another member, but with countless collaborations with MaCee and him showing his brilliance on the mic the Duo became a Trio. The name of the group is just a mix of Cambridge and Vincent Heights where the group members live. We also believe that going to Joburg is not the only way to make it in the industry and that if we make enough noise here, we will be heard and people will come to Eastern Cape for us.

Discography

2013: Power Of The Mic (Mixtape)

Achievements

The group has been around over five years and unfortunately took the time to push the music because all of us were busy studying, this severely hindered our growth as a music bran, but as of last year we able to start pushing the crew big time and have subsequently been doing a lot of Radio Station Interviews and our songs have been heard all over the Eastern Cape, which has led us to being play listed at Kumkani FM.

Radio Interviews Attended:

  • Tru FM (Ground Zero) – Bisho (x2)
  • Vukani FM (Underground Zone) – eCala (x2)
  • Lukhanji FM (Youth Show) – Queenstown
  • UCR FM (HipHop Show) – Umtata
  • Khanya FM (Afternoon Show) – Butterworth
  • Kowie FM (The Exodus) – Port Alfred
  • Kumkani FM (Just Blaze Show) – Scenery Park, Emonti

Booking Details 

Name of the booking manager Nwabisa Mbali
Company HeightsBridge
Contact Details Cell: 071 082 6382 E-mail: nwaimbali1@gmail.com

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Birth Name: Siyanda Mdipha
Born: 18 July 1990
Origin: East London, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality
Residing: East London, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality
Occupation: Rapper, Producer, Song-writer
Genre: Hip Hop
Years Active 2008 – present
Label/Management: Cloud9Records
Associated Acts: Goonz Galore, C’money, 911Towerz
Twitter: @Sizzle_SA
Facebook: SizzleSA
Website (if any):

Sizzle is an Eastern Cape award winning artist born in Mdantsane NU.17. He recently released his 1st single titled “About2Blow” which will be on his debut project “Brand New Old Me”[EP] which will be released Summer 2014, working with a Pretoria producer “911Towerz” who has produced for the likes of “Ginger Breadman” . Sizzle started his own record label Jan 2014 “Cloud9Records” with the aim to push his project and help other local artists as well with his producing skills. He’s the type of artist you would love to watch performing all the time because of his enthusiastic stage presence, even legendaries like “Trusenz” has applauded over his performances several times as the crowd is always left amazed. He’s proclaimed to be the next big artist in Eastern Cape because of his determination and hunger for success.

 Career Synopsis

 2008-2010: The beginning of his career with “Section Squad”

Sizzle, alongside three of his friends formed a rap crew and they called themselves “Section Squad”, he played the lead role of constructing the crew. They lasted for two years with a mixtape that remained unreleased.

 2010-2011: Started producing

He was always curios about every technical thing when he was recording with the previous producers he have worked with, the love for production developed till he bought a PC and started learning musical programmes for making beats and recording all by himself. Late 2011 he was already selling beats because it only took him a short while to learn with the passion that he have for music and his ability skills to make hits grew tremendously till he was approached by an Rnb artist “SlimO” to produce his whole album. He gained a lot of experience through producing that album as he used to be in the same studio with the likes of “Slick Angel”.

2012-2013: Joined a Hip Hop crew “Goonz Galore”

They started as five members, but ended up being three members on the crew. He also played the lead role there as he was producing the whole EP that was never released, due to be released 2015.

 2013-2014: Solo EP [Brand New Old Me]

November 2013 he released his debut single “About2Blow” which was play-listed on Tru fm and other local Radio stations. He received a nomination from the Beat Magazine ECHOTM [Eastern Cape Hottest Of The Month] for being the “Best Artist” and won the 1st prize On the 2nd of November. The same month he received an invitation to be present at the SAHHA [South African Hip Hop Awards] on the 20th of November 2013. The year 2013 has been the best year for his music career.  2014 is yet to be his year again as he is destined for a bright future on the music industry.

 Discography

 2014: Brand New Old Me (EP) – due to be released Summer 2014.

Singles

2014: About2Blow  (http://www.reverbnation.com/sizzlesamusic/song/20719378-about2blow-explicit-version)

Videography

2013: About2Blow performance at Sunday Pholas  www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mRFdaHdNjY

2013: You’re My Everything Performance at ECHOTMA Awards  www.youtube.com/watch?v=norlBCs1nBI

Achievements

 2013: Eastern Cape Hottest Of the Month Award: Best Artist (Won)

 Booking Details 

Name of the booking manager  
Company  
Contact Details Cell: +27782378921 E-mail: siyanda1@live.com

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Birth Name: Lungisile Mdunyelwa
Born: 16 February
Origin: Mdantsane, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality
Residing: Mdantsane, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality
Occupation: Vocalist, rapper, poet, song-writer, producer
Genre: Soul, Hip Hop
Years Active 1997 – present
Label/Management: Freedom Beats Record
Associated Acts: Capital Effect, Iintloko Zeenyoka, Simbone, Manskap, Sensitive, Lord Normz, Truth Exposers, DJ Tulz, DJ Mnce, Soso Boy, SNH, Hasty
Twitter: @lushbytheway2
Facebook: Lushwe Capitaleffect
Website (if any): http://bozza.mobi/LUSH

Lush by the Way – is an Eastern Cape soul and hip hop musician, producer, and aspiring motivational speaker. He is an artist for the people, as he speaks for the people.

Career Synopsis

Lush comes from a family of traditional healers (abantu abamâhlophe), were dreams are interpreted through one’s vision. Growing up, he was exposed to a lot of traditional and ritual ceremonies. As we all know the nature of the ceremonies; a constant sound of a pounding Traditional African drum, lots of dancing & singing in jubilation.

This is where his core inspiration as an artist lies as my music tends to encourage culture preservation, love and positive morale Ubuntu Bethu! This is evidently portrayed in my compositions, lyrically and beat wise.

Discography

2012: Capital Effect (with Capital Effect)

2013: Umlahlo – The Project

Videography

2010: Ses’khona Interview (http://bozza.mobi/LUSH)

2014: Celuz’ubenam  (http://bozza.mobi/LUSH)

Achievements

Lush have a couple of achievements in his music career, to mention a few; he was one of the top 5 artists in a national Nik-Naks search for south African best Rapper competition in 2006 hosted by Selimathunzi (SABC 1) and also was one of the top 10 artists in the Metro FM competition in selecting local performers at the last Metro FM Awards held in Port Elizabeth 2006.

In 2010, he was profiled by SABC 1 SES’KHONA a five minute interview with my designer/Adviser Siviwe Ntsikelelo Ntleki of Revamped Cuts Designer wear, featured on many local releases with Iintloko Zeenyoka, Manskap, Capital Effect, perfomed in many festivals such as Isongololo Arts festival, Mdantsane and East London annual Carnival, interview on Umhlobo Wenene by K-Ci Afternoon Drive show where he represented Eastern Cape in JHB (Melrose Arch) through the Nicknaks search for best rapper competition.

In 2011 he was featured on the Eastern Cape issue by Hype Magazine, track number 15 on the CD produced he produced for Capital Effect.

Booking Details

 Name of the booking manager  Lungisile Mdunyelwa (Lush)
 Company  Freedom beatsrecord
 Contact Details  Cell:0834274019  E-mail:lush.mdu@gmail.com

 

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Birth Name: Lukhanyo Lionel Ncoko
Born: 14 June 1991
Origin: East London, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality
Residing: Sunninghill, Johannesburg
Occupation: Rapper
Genre: Hip Hop
Years Active 2010 – present
Label/Management: Unsigned
Associated Acts: Kimosabe(formerly called Sixfo), Bill Badi, Jam Jam and Raymond The Scribe.
Twitter: @k_inye
Facebook: Luke K-one Wezi Wey / Lukhanyo K-one Owner YaseKhowini
Website (if any): https://soundcloud.com/user852341037/unomkhaba

Lukhanyo Lionel Ncoko and my stage name is K-one. I was born and raised in East London at Mdantsane. I write most of my lyrics in Xhosa.

Career Synopsis

He started writing on 2004 while he was still doing Grade 8 at Sandisiwe Secondary School.  He fell in love with hip hop since then and he use to get inspiration from Zola, Groundzero with Trusenz and from people like Lynch Master from SnH (my neighbour). He was given an opportunity or a platform in Pretoria at LCI to perfom on stage everytime when there are occasions and that’s how many people got to know about K-One. He met some great guys like Dany Vambili, Raymond The Scribe and my close friend Bill Badi. Recently he did my two singles “Ufuna onjani?” And “Unomkhaba”, that’s I met met a humble soul called Kimosabe(formerly called Sixfo). His singles are getting airplay at Mdantsane fm and Radio Grahamstown.

 Discography

2014: Something Out Of Nothing (Mixtape)

Achievements

Gained air play at Mdantsane FM and at Radio Grahamstown. Perfomed at Aula hall at University of Pretoria on Heritage Day, Jubilee Park in Pretoria on the Youth Day(16 June), at LCI many times in Pretoria.

Booking Details 

Name of the booking manager Lukhanyo Lionel Ncoko
Company Self
Contact Details Cell: 071 2407 885 E-mail: lukhanyoncoko@ymail.com

 

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Birth Name: Zuxole Ngetu
Born: 28 January 1993
Origin: King William’s Town, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality
Residing: Zwelitsha, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality
Occupation: Rapper, Song-writer
Genre: Hip Hop
Years Active 2006 – present
Label/Management: N/A
Associated Acts: TruSenz, Maxhoseni, Celtic
Twitter: @lolovandal
Facebook: Lolo Vandal
Website (if any): www.soundcloud.com/lolovandal

Lolo Vandal is an Eastern Cape rapper born in King William’s Town, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality. He started in the music game in 2006 by doing remixes of national and international hit song. Now, Lolo is one of the artists to lookout for in the province most after the release of his popular single titled “Akhonto” that wowed the crowd at the first ever Eastern Cape Hottest Of The Month Awards (ECHOTMA Awards). He is one of the fastest growing artists in the entertainment scene with good performance skills and clear vocal content.

Career Synopsis:

Lolo Vandal grew up in a King William’s Town township called Zwelitsha where he had no toys other than listening to radio and watching television. He was always so curious on how people make appearances in media (radio or television), then his sister recorded a tape and played it on a radio like any artist that plays on radio shows.

In 2006, he listened to a bunch of national and international hits then remixed them. The sad part is, even thou I listen and listened to them just because of the language (English) it made it difficult to get the message. Then later the same year Lolo decided to write his own music ad he released a single called “Poor Side” with Posta (rapper). People’s reception was amazing and that boosted the self esteem.

“Poor side” was the start of Lolo Vandal music career. In 2013, he was nominated for the Best Artist of the Month at the ECHOTMA Awards hosted by BEATMagazineSA which he lost the award to Sizzle (rapper). He performed “Akhonto” at the event and the crowds were he shocked and impressed but his talent as an artist.  He released singles; Akhonto, Ingoma Yam, Imithandazo and Bheka Phambili from his debut project “Iinyembezi Zomxhosa”.

Discography

2012: Iinyembezi Zomxhosa (Album)

Videography

2012: Ndenzwa Kuyithanda (music video) http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q_YMIx-rjKE#

This is a music video of a song titled “Ndenzwa kuyithanda” track 4 from the Album “Iinyembezi Zomxhosa” this song desricbe the love Lolo Vandal shares with music and how people in control will make things difficult for an indiviual who has nothing but raw talent that needs to be taken to the people/whole world.

Achievements:

2012: UFH Rap Battles hosted by Nkqo, Nande and Lungelo Trusens Nzama (2nd Runner up)

2012: UFH Talent search Hosted by Zukisa – Resident Officer (2nd Runner up)

2012: Best Hip Hop Artist 2012 at University of Fort Hare (Won)

2013: Best Hip Hop Artist 2013 at University of Fort Hare (Won)

2013: Best Artist of the month – ECHOTMA Awards presented by BEATMagazineSA (Nominated)

2013: 5FM 2013 Rap Battles on the Stir Up Hip Hop Show (Won)

Booking Details

Booking Agent: Zuxole Ngetu
Company: Dream Chasers South Africa
Contact Details: Cell: 0787257567 E-mail: Lolo.lento@gmail.com