K.O Has Some Advice For Newcomers

“This industry is def not for the fainthearted”

By  | Oct 02, 2020, 06:51 PM  | K. O  | Top of The

South African hip hop artist K.O has some words of wisdom for aspiring musicians in the country in hopes of preparing them for the harsh industry they hope to become a part of. The rapper, who has been victim of cyber bulling in the past, claimed to have been able to withstand the hate over the years due to his mentality and thick skin. 

He stated, “My meekness & smile make em think the game is easy. Still mad folks that hate my entire existence outchea, I went against the grain to protect my legacy & brand when they tried ta get me tf outta here! God’s favor the only reason I’m still standing.” 

Many of his fans praised him for being able to brush off the haters and focus on his music and fans. Odwa Lugonolo responded with, “’ll always respect you Grootman for the fight that you fought during that difficult period on ur life where everybody was thrash talking ur name and ur brand... You were labeled as a Sellout and a selfish guy but u fought u never gave up u are an inspiration.” 

In hopes of protecting aspiring musicians from the difficulties he was forced to endure, K.O attempted to drop some knowledge on the future generation. 

He said, “All new/up & coming artists ingest this into your system pronto: you’re not made for this game if you can’t handle pressure, ‘hate’, critics, bad press, fake love, fake news about you etc... this industry is def not for the fainthearted, trust me I know! Stay prayed up always.”

In August 2020, K.O opened up and claimed that he has opened more doors to other rappers than everyone else because he has signed artists to his record labels. The Supa Dupa hit maker revealed this on Twitter where he posted a video. He mentioned that he has been in the music industry for the past 14 years and has been very consistent as he keeps putting out the beats.

 The rapper also mentioned in the video that he was the only guy in Hip Hop that had five SAMA nominations and he won the Best Collaboration award which was for the song he did with Nandi Madida which is called, "Say you will".
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