By Grant Moyo
Emerging Johannesburg rapper Sipho Ncube, known popularly as Kiddo CSA is officially on his way towards reaching new heights in his musical career after he recently signed to Warner Music South Africa.
His addition to the global record label’s multi-talented family will see the diverse artist with lyrical genius and a smooth effortless tone, commence along his musical trip to stardom recording in a creative space which has already been graced by some of the most talented internationally recognised South African and African artists and producers.
With an endowment which has already garnered the attention of American rapper Jayson Mick Jenkins and renowned music producer Tee-WaTT, Kiddo CSA will soon be a widely recognised rapper, household name and a voice to be reckoned with among South African musicians and performing artists worldwide.
Warner Music South Africa is the South African affiliate of Warner Music Group (WMG), based in Hyde Park, Gauteng. WMG is a global leader in music repertoire and home to some of the best-known labels in the recorded music industry. WMG operates through numerous affiliates, including Warner Music South Africa and licensees in more than 50 countries.
Straight out of the East of Johannesburg in Gauteng, Kiddo CSA has his finger wrapped around the hip hop and rap scene.
Taking advantage of the Internet’s broad-brimmed reach of bear-sized obscure quantity audiences, his undeniable love for the genre can be seen in his galore freestyle audiovisuals posted on various social media platforms.
Raising bars with each delivery, it is through his heavy hitting freestyles that Kiddo CSA caught the attention of musical artist DJ PH.
This led to him featuring on the track Gotta Go alongside South African and American hip hop recording artist and record producer Da L.E.S. as well as musical artist Tumi Tladi.
Prior to joining Warner Music South Africa, Kiddo CSA has already delivered a single titled Stay Down which features American rapper Jayson Mick Jenkins.
This particular musical composition was produced by Undfind, an extremely gifted producer.
“I’m really excited for what the future holds for me. I get goosebumps whenever I think of what’s to come. I’m ‘hella’ stimulated about the journey and I’m ready to get started on making fire music. A year ago, I never imagined that I’d be where I am now. I’m looking forward to putting in the work that’s needed to take me higher. I just want to make sure the people who believed in me and invested in my growth are proud of me,” Kiddo CSA said.
Thrilled by the signing of the new rising rap star, the creative lead for Warner Music South Africa, Garth Brown acknowledged the philosophy of the record label and the build up to its affiliation with Kiddo CSA.
“I came across Kiddo CSA on social media and after listening to one of his freestyles, I immediately knew that we had to sign him. There is something so unique and effortless about his sound and talent. Even after meeting him, what I picked-up regarding his character and energy is that it’s aligned with him becoming a superstar. I am very eager to work with Kiddo CSA and thankful that he’s picked Warner Music SA to walk alongside him on his journey to greatness,” Brown said.
By recording amazing music with remarkable artists and producers that align with his trajectory to becoming one of the greatest rappers to emerge from South Africa, Kiddo CSA is undeniably setting his career in the right direction.
The rapper’s first release with Warner Music South Africa will be dropping soon and the recording label looks forward to a fruitful relationship with the rapper.
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