• Megan has been writing her own raps since she was 14 years old 
  • Megan credits The Notorious BIG as own of her biggest influencers 
  • Megan’s nickname ‘The Stallion’ comes from her height 
  • Megan Thee Stallion attended Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. She entered her third year of studying in September 2019 and graduated in 2021. 
  • Megan Thee Stallion’s alter ego is Tina Snow 



  • Before seriously pursuing his rap career, J.I.D played football in college in Virginia 
  • J.I.D got kicked out of college
  • J.I.D Believes Self-Knowledge is Crucial
  • J.I.D has an interest in producing motion-picture films.
  • J.I.D Prefers Cartoon Network over both Disney Channel and Nickelodeon





  • Although he is famously known by his stage name, Post Malone’s real name is Austin Richard Post 
  • Post Malone has a face tattoo under his eyes that says ‘’Always Tired’’
  • Post started learning how to play the guitar by playing the famous game ‘’Guitar Hero’’
  • Post started writing lyrics when he was 16 years old 
  • Post Malone started his career as a wedding DJ 



  • Drake’s real name is Aubrey Drake Graham
  • Drake dropped out of high school to pursue his career in acting 
  • Drake initially became known for playing the character Jimmy Brooks on the Canadian teen television drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation 
  • Drake has a huge tattoo of Aaliyah’s face inked on his back alongside his mother, grandmother and uncle.
  • Drake founded his own record label, OVO Sound, in 2012, but was still signed to Young Money.




  • Burna Boy, popularly known as Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, was born on July 2, 1991
  • Burna’s  latest album ‘Love, Damini’ became the highest charting Nigerian album in history 
  • Burna Boy has been nicknamed ‘African Giant’ 
  • Burna Boy’s current manager is his mother, Bose Ogulu.
  • Burna Boy’s first album sold over 50 000 copies in a day



  • Blxckie took home Best Rap Album at the 28th SAMAs in 2022
  • His collaboration with Lucasraps on Big Time Sh’lappa has over 2 million views 
  • Blxckie went to an all boys’ high school 
  • In 2020, Blxckie found himself “stuck” in Johannesburg when the country went on a 21-day lockdown, but later said it was a “blessing”.
  • In early 2021, Blxckie was named Apple Music’s Up Next artist.




  • Her full name is Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter
  • Beyonce is the most nominated and awarded woman in Grammy history 
  • Beyonce wrote her hit song ‘Crazy In Love’ in just two hours 
  • Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue Ivy, is the youngest ever person to appear on a Billboard chart
  • Beyonce’s career began when she was only 7 years old, when she won a local talent show in Houston, Texas 



  • Inkabi Nation’s members consist of Big Zulu, Mduduzi Ncube, Lwah Ndlunkulu, Siya Ntuli and Xowla
  • South African Hip Hop sensation Big Zulu is the owner of Inkabi Nation records 
  • Lwah Ndlunkulu is the First Lady of Inkabi Nation 
  • Inkabi Nation’s song ‘Voicemail’ has over 3.4M views on Youtube 
  • Inkabi nation’s sound is a blend of hip hop and maskandi 



  • Tyga’s real name is Michael Ray Stevenson
  • He chose ‘Tyga’ as his nickname because his mother used to call him “Little Tiger Woods.”
  • Tyga recorded his first song in his closet when he was 12 years old 
  • According to Tyga, he is a true Scorpio – loyal and passionate 
  • Tyga directs his own music videos 





  • Lizzo’s real name is Melissa Vivianne Jefferson 
  • Lizzo is a classically trained musician 
  • Lizzo’s flute has taken on its own identity after she called it Sasha Flute, inspired by Beyoncé’s alter ego Sasha Fierce.
  • Lizzo graduated from the University of Houston 
  • Lizzo got together with the legendary Prince back in 2014 for his album ‘Plectrumelectrum’, where she featured on his song ‘Boytrouble’



  • Future’s stage name was born when members of the hip-hop musical collective, The Dungeon Family, called him “The Future.”
  • Future legally changed his last name to Cash.
  • Before he was Future, he was known as Meathead of Da Connect.

  • Future’s third album, DS2, released in July 2015, earned him his first #1 on the Billboard 200.

  • As a kid, Future learned the lyrics to all of Too $hort’s songs.




  • Blaq Diamond is a South African Afropop duo from Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal 
  • Blaq Diamond consists of Ndumiso Mdletshe and Sphelele Dunywa who are better known as Ndu and Danya 
  • Ndu and Danya were both born in 1994
  • Ndu and Danya met in 2010 on a school trip
  • Blaq Diamond has  279.8K monthly listeners on Spotify 





  • DJ Slique’s real name is Lutendo Kungoane


  • DJ Slique has 58.9k monthly Spotify listeners 
  • DJ Slique was an ‘A’ student in both primary and high school 
  • While DJ Slique was at university, he taught himself how to DJ and mix beats 
  • Dj Slique dropped out of university to pursue his music career 



  • Polo G’s real name is Taurus Tremani Bartlett
  • Polo G scored his first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Rapstar.”
  • Polo G grew up listening to artists like Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, and Tupac, and said that he tried rapping as a hobby at first. 
  • Before pursuing a career in music, Polo G had planned to go to university to study to become a sports broadcaster 




  • Although he is famously known as Fivio Foreign, his real name is Maxie Lee Ryles III 
  • Fivio Foreign rose to fame in 2019 with his single “Big Drip”
  • Fivio Foreign is signed to fellow New York rapper Mase’s RichFish Records and Columbia Records 
  • Fivio Foreign is also known as Lite Fivio and Fivie 
  • Fivio Foreign began his music career in 2013 when he formed a music collective called ‘’800 Foreign Side’’



  • Senior Oat is a South African DJ and producer 
  • Senior Oat says that he has chosen to make the bulk of his music gospel-inspired, and he attributes this to his ‘’upbringing in church’’
  • Senior Oat says that God has given him a talent for making music, and all he wants to do is ‘’bring Him glory’’ 
  • Senior Oat has 178.1K monthly listeners.
  • Senior Oat has worked with musicians such as Sir Bless and Kemy Chienda 

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