With his fifth single, South African rapper/songwriter Osiyitn, born Ntiyiso Shaun Ngobeni, aims at producing music suggesting that “content is the only thing that matters”. Osiyitn dropped D’Dang, a dance anthem song which is a remake of Calvino Fallo’s popular Bacardi hit song titled “Sebono Se Stout”. D’Dang, produced by T Clive is undoubtedly a club banger, inspired by the township lifestyle and specifically portraying the night life of Alexandra Township, also known as Gomora, in the Gauteng Province of South Africa.
D’Dang was done in the slang of the black community in Alexandra, a mixture of Isizulu and Pretorian slang unique to the townships of Pretoria. Lines like; dlala ka yona, uska xhoma ka yona, wena kao stiba I fisana ka yona, Gomorrah menyonyo sphete izinto khona are made use of, expressive of the party and hustle lifestyle adopted in townships. It is undeniable that Hip-hop is still one genre popular in the ghetto neighbourhoods and influencing most of the lifestyles.
Most Hip-hop artists start their music careers somewhere in the hood freestyling while they or their producers master their craft in beat making and vocal processing. Osiyitn is no different from other artists. He started his music career freestyling at school during lunch breaks and after school. He also took part in rap competitions such as the Sprite Uncontainable search in 2011 and other Hip-hop shows like The Mixtape which is popular in Alexandra.
In 2012 Osiyitn and fellow rapper, Kraizie Panther, formed a rap group called GTLF and they started building their fan base doing collaborations with other local musicians. He has gone on to share stages with popular acts such as Areece, Major league DJ’s and Anatii to mention a few.
We look forward to the music video for his current single D’Dang which he is already working on.