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Sjava on Pro Kid’s legacy — ‘His bars were proudly Soweto and South African’

29 September 2021 - 14:00 By Joy Mphande
Sjava shows appreciation for the late rapper Pro Kid.
Sjava shows appreciation for the late rapper Pro Kid.
Image: Oupa Bopape

Sjava has expressed what he cherished about late rapper Pro Kid’s career.

Pro Kid died in 2018 after suffering a “severe seizure”.

Taking to Twitter recently, Sjava gushed over what he enjoyed most about the late rapper, saying SA hip-hop lacked his authentic style. 

“One thing I will forever appreciate about Pro Kid is that his bars were proudly Soweto and South African. That’s very rare in SA hip-hHop,” he wrote. 

The Ngempela hitmaker has always honoured the late rapper.

In 2018 at the Dankie San Concert, Sjava had fans chanting Pro Kid's name during his performance.

Recently, Big Zulu paid homage to the late rapper on his first album Ichwane Lenyoka.

The musician shared that he wanted to include him because Pro Kid had paved the way for a lot of people in the hip-hop industry.

“We were close friends and got along so well. We also worked together so it is a blessing that I got to have a song with him in the end, which I think people will like a lot. I think it was important to include him because he was one of the first people we should respect when it comes to Mzansi hip-hop. Today we are all rapping because of him so it was important for me to show my respect for him,” he told TshisaLIVE.