Futuristic making moves locally

Thuso Motsai, known as Futuristic Dapotic Rapper

Futuristic Dapotic Rapper, whose real name is Thuso Motsai, is a 28-year-old unsigned rapper, poet, writer and motivational speaker who is making waves in the local music industry.

He was born in Umtata but his family moved to Bloemfontein when he was 13 years old. After completing his matric he went to Motheo TVET College to study human resource management.

His love of hip hop culture and music was greatly inspired by icons such as Nas, ProVerb, Tupac Shakur and Lebo Mashile, to name but a few.

One of his best experiences as an artist was his performance at the Grahamstown Art Festival, one of the biggest festivals in the African continent. He also managed to open the stage for one of the best musical sensations in South Africa, Jazel Brothers.

Futuristic told Bloemfontein Courant that during his musical journey he had been embraced and inspired by some local artists such as DJ Madocs Issa Mathews and Cadreless.

He also presented his own show on LA FM (107.2), a community radio station based in Sterkspruit. He started his career in a group called Menace, which had success with a song called Sterkspruit Star when it became an anthem in the streets. He started his solo career in 2013 and became famous with his first single, titled Song of Hope.

For bookings email him om motsaithuso@gmail.com or send a WhatsApp to 063-325-4242. – Lebakeng Nkabi