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  • Kendrick Lamar is engaged to his high school sweetheart, Whitney Alford 
  • Kendrick and his fiancee share two children together 
  • Kendrick’s new album, Mr Morale & The Big Steppers, is his latest project after the release of 2017’s Damn 
  • Kendrick Lamar was a straight-A student 
  • He is 5’6’’ tall




  • Growing up, Shiko Matlebjane’s grandfather could not pronounce his name and would often call him ch’cco. His family soon began referring to him as that, which is how his stage name came to be. 
  • Originally a rapper, ch’cco has cemented himself as an Amapiano vocalist 
  • He has worked with South African artists such as Pabi Cooper, Kwiish and Mellow and Sleazy 
  • He is best known for his song ‘’Nkao Tempele’’ featuring Mellow and Sleazy 
  • He prides himself on being part of a cultural movement helping put South African music on the global stage



  • The rapper’s real name is Jonathan Lyndale Kirk 
  • He grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his mother and two older brothers 
  • Da Baby was initially referred to as ‘Baby Jesus’ until he decided to change his stage name in 2017 
  • After releasing numerous mixtapes between 2014 and 2018, he rose to mainstream fame in 2019. 
  • In 2021, Da Baby made homophobic comments during a performance, which led to the rapper being widely criticized and dropped from multiple festivals 




  • Ed Sheeran’s real name is Edward Christoper Sheeren 
  • His nickname is Teddy
  • Ed is a huge fan of animals
  • Ed has named his guitars Lloyd, Felix, Cyril, Nigel, Trevor and Keith 
  • Ed’s very first tattoo was a paw print on his left arm 




  • Lakeyah is one of the first rappers from Milwaukee to make it big in the music industry
  • She started rapping at the age of 15
  • Lakeyah started pursuing music after admiring the state of self-expression through poetry 
  • Lakeyah enrolled in the Arts Institute to pursue her love for Arts, but decided to drop out after only one month to focus on her music career 
  • She recently dropped her new single ‘’Mind Yo Business’’ featuring Latto, after signing with Motown Records 




  • Mohammed Ismail Sherif Kwaku, professionally known as Black Sherif, was born in Konongo, Ghana 
  • He belongs to the Ashanti tribe of the Ashanti Region
  • He gained prominence in 2021 with his album ‘’Second Sermon’’ 
  • He is often referred to as Blacko by his fans 
  • The young artist has confirmed that he draws inspiration from the streets 



  • Jack Harlow was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky but moved to Atlanta to further his music career 
  • Jack has worked with superstars such as Lil Wayne, Bryson Tiller, Chris Brown and Lil Nas X 
  • He is a three-time Grammy nominee 
  • He prides himself in being sober since 2021 
  • Jack is a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and joined the march in Louisville in honour of Breonna Taylor 



  • The Canadian rapper is famously and loved as ‘Drake’, however, his real name is Aubrey Drake Graham 
  • Drake first started his career within the entertainment industry as an actor on the Canadian tv series spin-off, Degrassi: The Next Generation
  • Music runs in the rapper’s blood – Drake’s father, Dennis Graham, was a drummer who worked with Jerry Lee Lewis. 
  • Drake is known for his charitable work. The rapper made a large donation that was used as bail money for the protestors who had been arrested for protesting in support of the Black Lives Matter movement 
  • His love for Aaliyah runs deep. To show his admiration for the late singer, Drake has a tattoo of Aaliyah’s face on his back 




  • Nasty C was only nine years old when he started rapping 
  • His real name is Nsikayesizwe David Jr. Ngcobo 
  • Nasty C is not only a rapper but is also a songwriter and record producer 
  • He is the first rapper in South Africa to receive a Youtube Silver Button 
  • Following his mother’s passing, he designed a tattoo on his left forearm dedicated to her and the impact that she had in his life 



  • Although he is famously known as Costa Titch, his real name is actually Costa Tsobanoglou
  • Costa was part of a dance crew, New Age Steeze, together with Phantom Steeze and Tumi Tladi 
  • His breakthrough followed the release of his hit single ‘Activate’ 
  • Costa Titch has collaborated with some of South Africa’s most popular rappers such as Cassper Nyovest 
  • He initially had no idea that he would end up in music 




  • Although professionally known as Doja Cat, the singer and rapper’s real name is Amala Zandile Dlamini 
  • Her father, Dumisani Dlamini, is a South African Zulu performer who is best known for his performance as Crocodile in the South African musical Sarafina!
  • Doja went viral as a meme in 2018 with her single ‘’Mooo!’’ 
  • Doja Cat & SZA won a Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 2022 Grammy Awards 
  • Doja almost missed her acceptance speech at the Grammy Awards due to her having to take a quick bathroom break




  • Kanye recently changed his legal name to Ye 
  • Ye’s father, Ray West, was a member of the Black Panther Movement 
  • Ye is the owner of numerous Burger King franchises across Europe
  • Ye’s Design Company and most recent album DONDA are named after his late mother 
  • Ye announced his 2020 United States Presidential Campaign via Twitter 




  • Music runs in her family as her father played the trumpet and her mother was a singer 
  • Muni Long, born Priscilla Renea Hamilton, began singing at the age of two 
  • She has written songs for some of the world’s biggest stars such as Rihanna, Ariana Grande and Mariah Carey. 
  • She was only 21 years old when she recorded her first album
  • Muni has been described by Rolling Stone as ‘’genre-agnostic’’ 




  • Before signing to Ambitious Entertainment, A-Reece was first signed by P Raw X at the age of 16 
  • He dropped his first album as an independent artist titled ‘’From Me To You And Only You’’ in October 2017 
  • The South African rapper clarified that there is indeed more to his stage name than most people know. His name stands for: A – Above, R – Reality, E – Exceptionally 
  • When he was just 16 years old, A-Reece had Khuli Chana open for him at his first show 
  • The rapper has received some criticism as a response to his bid to shift South African laws around the recreational use of marijuana 



  • Lil Nas X was born as Montero Lamar Hill
  • He was born with a musical gift and began playing the trumpet at the age of ten while in elementary school
  • Like many other musicians, he made the decision to leave college to pursue his passion for music 
  • He rose to fame with the release of his country rap single ‘Old Town Road’ which features Billy Ray Cyrus 
  • He was the first artist to have a song remain at number one on the Billboard 100 list for 19 consecutive weeks 


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