King Kesi’s (a.k.a Kesi) music is without a doubt a labour of love. Born Sibusisio Buthelezi in the humble town of Mtubatuba in KwaZulu Natal, Kesi found a distinct passion in Hip Hop that enabled him to freely express his creativity. An Accountant by profession, Kesi has put himself at an advantage to understand music beyond lyrics and audiences, but rather also as a lucrative business!
His latest offering, “Strictly for the Hood”, released under his own record and management label, Money Owl Music, is a dynamic street album that features thirteen tracks. A firm believer in the power of “hustling”, Kesi uses lyrics and rhythm to motivate the listener to reach for the things they want through hard work and focus. The album also includes tracks that speak of relationship challenges, love and living on the edge, among other things.
The hit single, “Photogenic Swag”, produced by Prince “Romeobeats” Radebe, has Kesi riding the upbeat rhythms easily from one verse to the other, creating a catchy and vibrant song.
On the whole, the album marks Kesi’s return to music after being off the scene since the release of his first album in 2010, titled “Time To Blow”. It was this album that had him on the road doing shows, including the MTN Tour, I Rock and Teargas Tour, earning him respect amongst his peers in the music industry mainly in Durban and Johannesburg. He has shared the stage with the likes of Bricks, Skwatta Kamp, Mandoza, Thandiswa, Teargas and L’vovo, among others.
He expertly delivers his witty, smart slow flow raps primarily in IsiZulu, with much focus on storytelling and lyrical word play. Mzansi can expect a lot more from this artist, not just as a musician but a business man in the making!
- Artist: King Kesi
- Record Label: Money Owl Music
- Genre: Hip Hop
- Albums: Time to Blow (2010)
- Strictly for the Hood (mixtape; 2016)
- Publishing: Money Owl Music/ SAMRO
- Associated Acts: SwatiKid, YungFess, SucreSoul, Brickz
Facebook: King Kesi