Renowned South African Hip-Hop artist, Kiddo CSA released his highly-anticipated single ‘Saphalaza’ yesterday, February 9, 2024. The imminent release, generating significant buzz, has already garnered endorsements from industry heavyweights such as Cassper Nyovest, Blxckie, and producer Zoocci Coke Dope, underscoring Kiddo’s escalating prominence in the dynamic SA Hip-Hop scene.
Known for his unique style and captivating lyricism, Kiddo CSA is poised to deliver a crowd-pleaser eagerly awaited by both fans and industry insiders. ‘Saphalaza’ follows Kiddo’s collaboration with Lucasraps on the track ‘HIM’ and his 2023 EP titled ‘Worldwide Eye,’ which featured notable artists like Blaqbones, showcasing his versatility and seamless collaboration with fellow talented musicians.
Expressing his enthusiasm for the impending release, Kiddo CSA stated, “I take pride in being part of those who remind us that SA Hip-Hop is alive and thriving. ‘Saphalaza’ is a testament to my passion for the genre and my commitment to delivering music that resonates with both my loyal supporters and newcomers alike.”
Industry luminaries, including Cassper Nyovest, Blxckie, and Lucasraps, have rallied behind Kiddo CSA for his distinctive sound and impactful contributions to the genre. The single teaser has already amassed over 45 thousand views, reinforcing their endorsement of Kiddo’s artistry and the potential success of his upcoming release.
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ABOUT KIDDO CSA
Kiddo CSA, born Sipho Ncube, is an exciting rapper coming out of the East of Johannesburg, South Africa. As a diverse artist with lyrical genius and a smooth effortless tone, Kiddo has his finger wrapped around the Hip-Hop / Rap scene. His music often delves into self-awareness and its complexities, showing just how deeply in tune he is with himself as a storyteller and musician in this time-space reality.
The young rapper’s journey in music began when he posted his freestyles on social media, gaining the attention of soon-to-be fans. In this same period, he piqued the interest of DJ PH which led to him being featured on the track ‘Gotta Go’ alongside South African rappers Da L.E.S. and Tumi Tladi. Kiddo CSA also worked with US rapper Mick Jenkins and producer Undfind on the record ‘Stay Down’ in 2020.
Since signing to Warner Music Africa, Kiddo CSA has released two EPs Just Kidd-in and So Far, So Great both in 2022 and is set to release his third EP Worldwide Eye early 2023. For this upcoming release Kiddo CSA gravitated towards both Afro-inspired and Hip-Hop sounds, exploring his more melodic side in both musical styles. This record was record in London with producers Karan Kanchan and Dominant One. Two of the tracks on the EP, ‘Window’ and ‘You’re Mine’ feature London-based singer-songwriter Moniquè Lawz. Upon his return he had several demos which had major potential, making the final track- listing an almost impossible task. The project now boasts 5 exciting tracks which function as the gaze through which Kiddo CSA sees the world. The lead single to the project, “Window has been popular amongst fans and has reached #1 on 5FM’s ‘5 Nights Chart: Hip Hop’.
The future looks bright for the young star as he looks onwards and upwards for what his world domination looks like: “I’m so excited for what the future holds and I just want to make myself and everyone who believed in me and my dreams see the growth.”