Today we’re doing a young feature on Thandazani Christian Nofingxana AKA “Crucialcartel” or “NikkoTin” who is born and bred in one of the smallest and famous towns “Mthatha” based in Eastern cape,South Africa.
He started rapping officially at the age of 15 with his friend Aphiwe Sanqela “Amazon The Dj” whom is responsible for all the records that crucial has released. Growing up his parents(mostly Mother) tried to shun him away from hip hop because of its explicit lyrics and derogatory messages, but all that did not stop Nikko from rapping and writing his own raps he just went hard on rapping, that’s when they(his mother)decide to let him rap because she saw he loved music.
In 2008 him and Amazon The Dj formed a crew and they had many names for it but decided on one name “HYDARAULICS” in short “H.BOIZ”,they performed in various local shows,Miss Umthatha teen,miss OR.Thambo,and more…early 2011 they released a Mix tape called TRUTH REVEALED which did well too.
In 2012 june holiday Nikko released a Solo mix tape named “THE H-RENAISSANCE”,and that is when he started Graphics Design being introduced to the world by his schoolmate and best friend @PJSANAworldwide(who is one of the illest on his own rights) now that everything with graphics designing was happening and the people responded well to his designs he then developed skills of entrepreneur ship opening various tag lines under his belt like IM DOPE MOVEMENT,SWAG LONGLIVE in 2013,Now he is working on his second solo free mix tape called SATURDAY4PM.
And a new design which will be available on printed Dashikis,hoodies,caps and vests which will be dropping on his blog http://www.crucialcartel.blogspot.com/ accompanied by a new single which drops same day 22 june 2014.
Hit up his blog and let us know whatchu think of his music yo!!
Posted By Veezy Tha Gawd