If anyone ever mentions ‘ That Xhosa Rapper’ who comes to mind ? That’s Right . We Doing an Exclusive feature on The Eastern Cape born Bred Rapper – Maxhoseni .
Now if you know this guy via social networks or literally in person. The Way he is humble and has a respectful approach with every person is amazing. He does not let his major achievements get in the way of him being a normal person.
Bongile Pateni, better known as MaXhoseni (MaXho) was born September 23, 1989. This talented Xhosa rapper is from Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape. He is the second born of three children in his family. His father died in 1998 when he was 9 year old. He started rapping at an early age of 14.
In 2007 he came up with a great song called “Honey” which turned most Hip-Hop haters to Hip-Hop fans. This song is still getting a lot of air play on Radio Stations. He is also a former Radio Presenter on Ekhephini Community Radio.
His song “Honey” was nominated for ‘Best Spaza Song’ on Hip Hop Kaslam Awards 2012 & he was also nominated for ‘Best Male Artist’. MaXhoseni was nominated for “Lyricist of the Year” and “Mixtape of the Year” at the 2nd Annual SA Hip-Hop Awards.
MaXhoseni has been featured on Hype Magazine & I Speak Hip-Hop Magazine, also been featured on Local Newspapers and Online Magazines. He has made appearances on Radio Stations such as Umhlobo Wenene FM, Ukhozi FM, Tru FM, Bush Radio, Radio Zibonele, Vukani Community Radio Station, Mdantsane FM, Ekhephini FM, and UCT Radio. He has been on Bay TV for an interview & live performance, and his first music video for “Nyamezela” is getting a lot of air play on Bay TV & Cape Town TV.
He has performed at the major shows in this industry such as:
• Eskom Livewire Awareness and he also did a song “Livewire”
• Hip-Hop Kaslam with (Driemanskap at Baxter Theatre)
• Sprite Hip Hoop Tour with (Slikour, Kwesta, Teargas, Inshala from Zulu Mob)
• Virus Free Generation with (Zulu Boy, Godessa, Zubz, Ninte from Holland)
• Ithuba Arts Festival in University of Western Cape
• World Cup closing sharing stage with (Selaelo Selota, Master Jam, Sliq Angel and he also did a live collaboration with Sliq Angel in Cofimvaba Stadium)
• Khayelitsha Festival
• Buffalo City Carnival 2012 in King Williams Town (with Teargas, Professor, Toya De Lazy, Character and Lali-Fam)
Stage Nite Events sharing stage with (Zubz, RJ Benjamin, Kabomo, Pebbles at State Theatre in Pretoria)
• Fore Front Movement in Tembisa (JHB) sharing stage with Young Nations
• FNB Easy Plan Promotion
• Annual Youth event in Without Walls Family Church on June 16th
• Silulo Ulutho Technologies and Vodacom Partnership Launch
• Mandela Day in Cofimvaba Dept of Correctional Services with Blessed Men (Gospel group)
• Road Shows (Hosted by Radio Zibonele)
•Ekhephini FM Charity Event for Ikhaya Lokhanyo Children’s Home with (iFani & Blak Suga)
• Tru FM Presenter Search with (Pro, Red Button & Riot)
• Back To The City Festival 2013 with (Pro-verb, iFani, Tumi, Tuks, Zeus, Zulu Boy, Pitch Black Afro, Reason, Kwesta, Last Days Fam, Maggz + Masta Ace (INTERNATIONAL ACT)
• Buffalo City Carnival 2013 in Mdantsane (with Dr. Malinga, Casper Nyovest & Donald)
• Stage Nite Events with (Tuks, Lection, Flex Boogie, PdotO, Blaklez, and lastly he has been blessing couples on their wedding day with his classic track Honey)
• Ikhoboka Lenyaniso (2008)
• Ikhoboka Lenyaniso Reloaded (2011)
• Music for the listeners (2013)
ALSO FEATURED IN :
• Un-decided Crew’s album “Isicelo”
• Welcome to Khal’tsha Mixtape vol. 2
• Hype Magazine’s Mixtape vol. 39
• UCT Hip-Hop Club Mixtape “Kool Lyk D@”
• Dogg Squad’s album “Back Again”
• Peter Z (Atlanta) Mixtape “No Label No Problem”
• Street Heavy Waits vol. 1 with (F-eezy, Chillimane, Skebza & Dee Jay)
• Ritual Radio Mixtape hosted by Ace of Spades
• Uzwi Kantu’s album “Une Ndlebe Nje Unetyala”
• Sixfo’s Mixtape “PreMosabe”
• TTP Presents 11 Official Languages Mixtape
ALSO MANAGED TO WORK WITH:
Eastern Cape Artists & Producers :
Sixfo, Champ, Dogg Squad & DJ Soso Wase Cala.
JHB Artists & Producers :
Faceless, Froz & Chillimane.
KZN Artists & Producers :
Anele & Neliswa (The Twins), Lastee & Tellaman (Select Play), JayTip, Dilaska, Da Nombika, Seni B & X the Green Panther.
Pretoria Artists & Producers :
Frost Beatz & Alpha of Adrenaline Clique
Cape Town Artists & Producers :
Mashonisa, Pzho, Uzwi Kantu, Psyko, Un-decided Crew, David Teren, AndyLeigh, Mtezman & Matic.
International Artist :
Max Farrel (USA), Young Gun (USA) & Peter Z (Atlanta)
• Sabza & Kate
• Extraterrestrial “Wack Emcees” music video (2003)
• Matic “Sthandwa” music video (2003)
• Hectic 9nine (2008)
• Shoprite TV Commercial (2010)
• Ses’khona (2010)
• Driemanskap “I Will Make it” music video (2011)
Man of many achievements, so hit me up and tell me what your favorite moment/ song with Maxhoseni’s was ?
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