A nomad at heart: 'I'm always ready to pack myself and leave' - Kid X
Bonginkosi Mahlangu better known as Kid X has been on these hip-hop streets for years but he's only about to release his much-anticipated album now.
Kid X said his upcoming album is the most vulnerable he's ever been and that he dug deep into his history and had to honest with himself when making the music.
He explained to TshisaLIVE that because he grew up in so many different places, each story would have a different cultural element.
"Just to give you a perspective, I went to seven different schools between grade one and grade twelve. I was born in Mpumalanga, Middelburg, grew up in Pretoria, moved to Boksburg then from there lived in the Free State then moved back to Johannesburg after matric. It was obviously due to my parent's employment but that is why I became the person I am now."
Kid X said he only realised the impact moving around so much had on him and his music much later.
The rapper said he considers himself a wanderer and that this would reflect in his upcoming album because he tells his story in the different areas he's lived in.
"I think I'm a nomad because I never feel like I am settled, anywhere where I am at that time. I'm always ready to pack myself and leave."
The rapper, who previously belonged to the Cash Time stable, cut his ties to join forces with Kwesta at Raplyf.
This album will be Kid X's debut, and he said that it's been a long time coming but when people finally hear it, they would understand why it took so long.
"The process has had its ups and downs. Thing is I've worked on it for literally my entire life, so you can imagine. But sharing with Kwesta is pretty dope because we feed off each other and just exchange knowledge and ideas. There's a cultural mash-up that will come through the stories it will tell. But the general theme of the album is love, different kinds of love but love is the bottom line."