Hometown: Mitchells Plain, Cape Town
Bio: Michael Mykey Jannecke, better known by his street and stage name “Mykey”, is a South African battle rapper, performing artist and a street hustler born in the streets of Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town. Mykey grew up around gangsterism and uses hip hop to express his experiences he faced growing up in one of the largest drug infested and gangster connected townships in Cape Town to speak to the youth through his music. Mykey is also the 2017 Own The Block #DontChokeRapChallenge champion where he was the last man standing in the 16-man rap battle competition.
Name: The Kulture
Hometown: Athlone, Cape Town
Bio: Keanu Daniels AKA “The Kulture”, whose name is a play on the hip hop culture itself, is a rapper and lyric writer from Cape Town, South Africa. Having grown up in various places around the mother city, he uses his experiences and what he sees as the basis for his music. He started rapping at the age of 14 and gained valuable experience under an independent music production company called Take Your Time (TyT) Productions, which specializes in artist development. This is where he had access to giving creative input on his music and got to work with various talented musicians and instrumentalists, which only further helped him hone his craft and mold his own unique style of music. He is an avid freestyler and has a fresh attitude towards making an imprint in the music industry as a whole which involves making a positive impact through his music. His musical influences include Michael Jackson, Kendrick Lamar, AKA, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Jay Z, Linkin Park, Wiz Khalifa, Kid Cudi and Isaac Mutant just to name a few, and attempts to make his music as unique yet still as musically grounded as possible.
His goal is to take South African Hip-Hop, especially the ever-growing Cape Town scene to greater heights.
Name: Sir Kir
Hometown: Matroosfontein, Cape Town
Bio: Sir Kir” whose real name is Kirwan Daniels, from Matroosfontein has established his name in the battle rap scene when he entered the #DontChokeRapChallenge competition in 2017. Whether his ‘mommy’ jokes are funny or not, his powerful punchlines and witty lyrics are guaranteed to entertain you and has gained him a notable fan base.