Illmatic Dee, whose real name is Thabiso Bosman, is a young rapper from Botshabelo who embarked on a music journey at the very young age of 14 under the mentorship of Lee Sifu.
After singing with Blurqstone Entertainment, he released three hip hop singles – “Fentefente” (empty words), “Seloa mano” (mastermind), and “Phanda” (hustle), featuring Sugarbling Weezy and Troy. The singles earned him a lot of fans as well as street cred in few places around the Free State.
Illmatic, who comes from a very small and humble family, is set to release a hip hop Extended Play album (EP) sometime this year.
He was born in Botshabelo, but grew up in Mamelodi East in Pretoria. “I spent my childhood there and my family moved back to Botshabelo in 2004. Hip hop has always been a calling for me. People used to call me “lehippi” because of the type of clothes I wore back then.
“I believe hip hop chose me. My style of rapping is unique to any other artist that has ever existed. I bring something new to the music business,” says Illmatic.
He is a very determined young man, currently doing BCom Accouting. As much as he is passionate about his music, he tries to balance the two.