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Pitch Black Afro

Acteur/trice, Rappeur/se
Afrique du Sud

Français

Pitch Black Afro (de son vrai nom : Thulani Ngcobo) est acteur et rappeur sud-africain. Iil fait du Kwaito, genre musical sud-africain. Il est originaire du township de Soweto à Johannesburg.

English

Pitch Black Afro (Thulani Ngcobo) is a South African Kwaito/Hip Hop MC from the Johannesburg township of Soweto. He found rapping a successful way to control his stutter, and commonly wears an Afro wig.

Pich Black Afro’s style is similar to that of American MC’s, citing Redman as an influence, but raps in English, Zulu and a slangy mixture of different languages called totsi taal.

He became a favourite on the club scene often playing with’The Native Huts Allstars’ and was eventually discovered by DJ Cleo during a stint doing « Rap Activity Jams » on YFM radio. His first album was produced by Cleo and released in 2005, selling 50,000 copies in South Africa. This made’Styling Gel’ the biggest ever selling African Hip Hop album (at the time). He followed this with « Split Enz » in 2006.

Recordings
Albums

Pitch Black Afro : Styling Gel – 2005
Pitch Black Afro : Split Enz – 2006
Pitch Black Afro : ZONKE BONKE!!! – 2009


Read more on
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitch_Black_Afro