Notshi has been in the game for a minute now and even though he has been off camera the homie has been whipping in work and he is ready to blow us away with new material. We had the opportunity to sit down with the Motswako star and this is how it went:
Where did you grow up and what did you say you wanted to be when you grew up?
I grew up in Maftown and like many other young boys growing up in the hood I wanted to be a soccer star!
When did you realise you wanted to music to be your full-time job?
I realised when it already was my full-time job. Haha
You have already collaborated with most if not all Motswako legends, who is your dream collaboration at this point?
I’m dying to work with Super Mega aka AKA
How did the Tswa Daar collaboration come about?
Well, to keep it short, Khuli gave me a call and ran me the idea of remaking a song from my album for his album, I liked it, went to their studio the next day and recorded the song.
Where did you draw the inspiration to write your debut album Insert Coin?
It’s my first album.. so it’s basically my whole life before it.
After being off screen for a bit, what inspired your latest single Get’Em?
I’m out to get everyone that looked down on a kid when I reached out for help and when I made noise on my own till I ran out of voice but did nothing. . Imma Get’Em!!!!!!
When can we expect a full-length project from Notshi?
An album before end of 2016.
What are your thoughts on the current state of Hip Hop and what do you think could be done better?
SA Hip Hop has grown so much over a short period of time, over something like 4 years. That’s amazing.. I don’t think there’s anything that could be done better besides keeping it Hip Hop thou! Rappers are singing too much these days. Hahaha. Let’s Rap more and sing less fellas.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Where do I see myself in 5 years?? Hmmm, inside an Aston Martin parked in my double garaged house all in my name!. Hahaha
Top 5 SA Hip Hop artists?
2. Tuks Senganga
Top 5 SA Hip Hop songs on your playlist right now?
1. Tuks – Gafa
2. Hhp – Nkatumela
3. Proverb – Marry me
4. Cassper – Tsibip
5. Notshi – Get Em
What advice would you give to an up and coming rapper?
Do it for the right reasons..
Any word of wisdom to the youth?
If you do what you love, you’re never going to work a day in your life.