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Rapper calls on musical icons for his album

Published: Thursday, 2013/12/05

L-Tido back with a smash hit single “Steve Kekana”. PHOTO: Supplied

After a long wait rapper Lloyd “L-Tido” Madonsela has dropped his much anticipated second album All Or Nothing with a smashing video that honours two musical icons.

The lead single titled “Steve Kekana” features a sample of kwaito star Doc Shebeleza.

“There is a part in the song where I say: ‘I don’t see how I am gonna lose’ so I referenced the part of not seeing with being blind and Steve Kekana’s name popped up in my head.

“I could have named the song anything else but I feel sometimes in South Africa we don’t celebrate our past icons,” he said.

He said that he felt that it was a good idea to get his young fans familiar with the name of this legendary artist. L-Tido said that the album contains a mix bag of genres that he listens too. Sampling kwaito’s Doc Shebeleza’s song “Get Getsa” is such an example.

Watch the video below:

 

“I used to hear the song growing up, it brings a lot of memories. I thought it would be a dope idea to bring it back and give it my own twist with a hip-hop feel.

“It was really an honour meeting him. I was surprised how humble and smart he is. Shout out to him for giving us his blessings for the song,” L-Tido told City Vision.

All Or Nothing is Ltido’s second album which consists of 12 tracks where he features the likes of Sean Pages, Maggz, Morale, Ricky Rick, Ice Prince and DJ Dimplez.

“The album takes you through different emotions. I get personal about my life; I talk about my problems, things that bring me joy and losing friends that I grew up with. There are also feel-good songs and I think there’s a little bit of everything for everybody.

“You get a different feel with each song. I worked with new producers; they gave me a fresh new sound that separates me from a lot of rappers” said the rapper from Alexandra.

When City Vision asked him how he handles the attention that he gets from the ladies, he chuckled: “I am still learning to deal with that, because you come across different characters”.

Having shared the stage with the likes of Rick Ross, The Game, Slum Village and Usher he hopes to takes his music to the rest of Africa with his collaboration with prominent Nigerian artist Ice Prince.

Locally L-Tido has played in almost every major city and small town to appreciative fans, and hopes to take his music to the rest of Africa with his eclectic collaboration with prominent Nigerian hip-hop artist “Ice Prince”.

For updates on whats next for L-Tido follow him on Twitter @L_tido or Facebook Ltildo

By: mandla.mahashe
Photo: Supplied

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