TLT are a Hip-hop duo from Katlehong in Ekhuruleni made up of two amazingly talented performers Phethego Makanyane aka L-Tech and Vusi Rantlha aka Trouble. They both started rapping back in their high school days but only decided to form a crew in 2011 and that’s how TLT was born.
TLT is an acronym for timeless talent and they believe its just a matter of time till they bring that to the world stage. They started honing their rap skills in cyphers emerging as battle eMCees making a name for themselves on the underground. It wasn’t until they crossed paths with Abantu Music that they really started their recording careers. This gave them the opportunity to learn how to make music under the mentorship of the of Abantu who were recording with Kwesta at the time.
The group went their separate ways in 2012 working on respective solo projects. Troublle released a Mixtape called The Arrival in 2013 and in the same year L-Tech released his own project in collaboration with aspiring producer Neo “Makwa 6eats” Makwa called Makwa 6eats presents L-Tech. The project got a lot of attention on the street when a track called Assurance went viral.
Seeking an outlet on the mainstream they reformed the group with Makwa 6eats as their senior producer and they quickly created a signature sound.
In 2014 the reformed group decided to take part in the X-Factor South Africa competition, which saw them, being mentored by legendary DJ & Producer Oskido of Kalawa Jazzme Records. They were eliminated in the semi-finals but made enough of an impression to catch the eye of Award-winning rapper Kwesta who was looking for a new act to sign to his Urbantainment label. They’ve since spent 2015 travelling the country sharing the stage with some the continents biggest acts alongside him all while working on their debut album “Amazing,” due this Summer!