“Mantshingilane is my best work yet, it showcases my style of Hip Hop and it represents the experiences of the youth. It gives all of us a voice” remarks Yanga.
Mantshingilane follows Yanga’s debut hit single, Awuth’Yam, which he released in October 2014 and due to its popularity, a remix version featuring AKA and Kid X was created. The remix enjoyed high rotation on over 50 radio stations and made the SA Local Music Top 40 rams chart. Awuth’Yam Remix also charted on Gagasi FM at the #1 spot as well as on YFM at the #21 spot.
Sitting at almost 120,000 views watch Awuth’Yam Remix music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X17WGZvjo3w
Yanga got his musical break in 2014 after writing and featuring on AKA's Run Jozi track. He also made an impressive feature on DJ Vigilante’s (Cashtime Life) Sorry Makhe track where he provided another hook and featured alongside Hip Hop staples Kid X, Maggz & L-Tido. Yanga closed off 2014 by releasing the “2015Freestyle” which caused a stir as he was hailed on Twitter by local rap stars and media personalities as being a “refreshing voice” in the Hip Hop industry. He also toured the country with both AKA and the Cashtime Life family last summer.
Yanga signed to the well respected Artists and Talent Management and Marketing agency Vth Season Audio earlier this year, which is home to the likes of multiple award winning Hip Hop artist, AKA, and multi-platinum songwriter and singer, TRESOR.
"We are elated to welcome Yanga into our agency. We have full belief in his talent and persona. He is a force to be reckoned with. Yanga is a super talented rapper and will take the genre to new heights for 2015/2016" expressed Benza, Head of Talents and Managing Director at Vth Season Audio.
Yanga's current achievements, combined with good looks, stage presence and undeniable lyrical talent is set to catapult him into a successful solo artist.