Nota Claims He Is The Founder Of South African Trap Music. Emtee is undoubtedly South Ah’s top trap musician, having a platinum album and an AFRIMA award for best Southern Africa male talent under his name. The trap movement in Mzansi is more than just an independent label; it’s a movement dedicated to advancing trap music. However, Nota made some boastful claims, indicating that trap music was there way before the likes of Emtee, Nasty C and other new school rappers.
Nota is now one of the most notorious people in South African entertainment industry, following a series of public squabbles and fistfights. This time around he made a flabbergasting revelation in regards to trap music in South Africa and how it all started.
In a thread of tweet, Nota Baloyi revealed that he wrote the song Boomshakalaka that shook the airwave some years ago. The controversial Nota also shared in despair that he regret bring trap music to South Ah because it destroyed the African sound. “Meanwhile… Before they lie to you. I am the PIONEER of South African trap music. I wrote a song called Boomshakalaka with Kwesta & Kid X on dropped on August 6 2012. A slamdunk, classic. I regret bringing trap here because it killed our sound but I thank God Amapiano saved us!” Tweeted Nota.
He went on to mention how trap music evolved with various SA hip hop artists jumping into the trap movement after the release of Boomshakalala. “From there Ifani jumped on the Trap sound & made a hit with Milli… Then Capper dropped Doc Shebeleza in 2013, after that everyone was dabbling in trap. This is long before Emtee, Nasty C & others started making trap. Don’t distort the history, we have it on record!” Said Nota.
Nota further mentioned how they pushed trap music and put on various DJs such as DJ Milkshake to play the songs in the clubs. This was as a way of keeping up with the demands and giving people what they want since the movement became more popular than House Music.
“All we wanted was DJ’s like Milkshake & Dimplez to play our songs in the clubs. Then we fell for the trap because there was noway we could keep up with the demand & that only made American trap more popular. We only accepted that because it was more popular than house music.”
Not only that they gave people what they want, but Baloyi claimed that the ATM (African Trap Movement) kickstarted the hip hop career for many artists that are flourishing now. “Trap launched a lot of careers from Ifani, Kid X to Emtee, Nasty C, A-Reece, Flame, Boity, Maraza, WTF, Yanga Chief, Costa Titch, Big Zulu & many others… It’s run it course. South Africa has moved on to something authentic. It’s not Trap & it’s not House or AfroTech either!” Mentioned Nota in series of tweets.