Twitter has become the place that many talented artists go to in the hopes of being discovered. In some instances it works out. In some, not so much.
One person who's been known for giving the talented youth a chance has been DJ Maphorisa who's made music with budding musician Mlindo The Vocalist off the power of the singers video's and RT's. A young man decided to try his luck on the DJ asking how many RT's it'd take to get a Lawd Porry production.
Please help me reach my dreams 🙏😭 with only your retweet @DjMaphorisa wants 10k retweets for me to work with him— T-BAN (@TBanSA) April 12, 2018
Your retweet will change my life 😭
Thank you in advance Plz retweet this tweet 😭 pic.twitter.com/7aaozKzd67
Of course, the kid went ahead and got the 30K RT's only to be told that...
has changed his mind he wants 30k i believe we can reach it by the power of grace pic.twitter.com/Cqar3L9sHp— T-BAN (@TBanSA) April 12, 2018
...which he still reached, without hesitation only to be told that.
I work with talent not hype n retweet’s so y’all think Iam fucking with you tell your Pretorian boy he must just post a video showing his talent I dnt even knw what does the boy do I dnt have time to play 30k retweet’s won’t even buy a half brown of bread 🍞— LAWDPORRY👮🏿♂️BlaqBoy (@DjMaphorisa) April 18, 2018
Twitter had a problem with this. In fact, they thought he's wasting the poor kid's time when he could've just asked for the video upfront instead of the RT's. In fact, they even pulled out tweets showing DJ Maphorisa actually saying he liked the young guy's music from ages ago. So now, what's the truth?
18/04/18: "I dn't even knw what does the boy do"...— #LateNiteRide 📻 (@ThePresident_SA) April 18, 2018
People just thought it was mean-spirited and he should've been open from the jump while others believe that him having the back and forth with the kid exposed the young hopeful to a number of other people who could put him in the right places. Here's the video of the young one spitting, what do you think?
Main image credit: instagram.com/djmaphorisa