Big Xhosa ready to stop the 'comedic' element in his music as he rebrands

29 March 2023 - 07:00
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Rapper Big Xhosa is trying to rebrand.
Rapper Big Xhosa is trying to rebrand.
Image: Instagram/Big Xhosa

Big Xhosa's claim to fame might have been as a satirical rapper but he's since changed his tune in an attempt to rebrand.

In May 2021, the artist went viral after the release of his diss track Inyile where he fired shots at Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, A-Reece and Shane Eagle, among many other artists. 

Big Xhosa, real name Sesethu Myeki, has since taken aim at other artists including podcasters Sol Phenduka and Mac G under his other alias SOS. 

The rapper took to his timeline saying he was ready to let go of his past as it had become difficult for him to collaborate with artists because of how he is perceived in the music industry.

Big Xhosa also said after realising children also consume his music he wanted to make a better impact. 

“I refuse to live up to something or a character I am not. I am not a comedian I can't continue being funny because that's not my talent. However I can continue giving you guys music because that's my talent,” he wrote.

“It has come to a point where now I need to take a different direction with my music, brand and content. This means that I will no longer be doing music as the Big Xhosa character. The comedic side of music, trolling and swearing, has come to an end.

“The truth is the Big Xhosa character is not me and what I represent and I cannot continue pretending to be a person I'm not. I just had to become this just so I can bring attention to my real work and my music which worked well because you know me now. I saw an opportunity in humour and I took advantage of it. I had to go that route to get myself here.”

In his attempt to rebrand, Big Xhosa says he's by removing any bad connotations associated with the name.

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