5 Things we learnt from Thato Saul on #TheElement with The Pristine Queen, Azizzar

Pretoria rapper, Thato Saul, kicked it on The Element with The Pristine Queen, Azizzar and chopped it up about his latest full body of work titled #LifeIsGangsta, which dropped on 10 June 2022. The rapper who is on quite the rise spoke about learning and unlearning as he grows as a rapper; his philosophy and role models on love; themes on the album Life Is Gangsta as well as the deeper meaning of the album title. Here are the 5 key things that we learnt from, and about, Thato Saul:  The song ‘Deep In The Mix’ featuring Tron Pyre is special and sentimental for him. “My favourite feature was the Tron Pyre feature because that’s who I started doing music with. So, finally, I put him on a project.”  Modimo Ohla Pheli is his favourite Thato Saul song so far. “It has everything. Everything that I stand for is in that one song” Members Only is one of his most significant projects  “Members Only was supposed to be my final project [but] I think it was the reception of that one [that changed a lot of things]. It was just meant for my neighbourhood but then people from outside started liking things that were meant for just a few people so I was like ‘let’s keep going’”.   Thato Saul is undergoing a huge unlearning & transitioning process, personally, as a result of being a rapper “I’m trying to change how I react – I mean we walk around with scars on our bodies because of how we react. So, now I’m trying to find a different way of reacting to things. When I’ve figured that out, I’ll find a way of moving forward with people, especially in this industry – which is tough”.  Life is the most Gangsta thing “I said ‘Life Is Gangsta’ because there’s nothing harder than this life. The Gangsta is seen as the tough guy, the clever guy – life is exactly that.  There’s nothing tougher than life. I don’t care how much money you have; I don’t care how tough you are – it’s very tough. Life, itself, is the most gangsta thing ever”. WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW, HERE:   DOWNLOAD & LISTEN, HERE:  The Element is presented by The Pristine Queen, Azizzar, and broadcasts every weeknight from 18:00-20:00, CAT, all #ForTheLoveOfHipHop.

5 Things We Learnt From Zulu Mecca On The Element

Rapper and actress, ZuluMecca, kicked it on The Element with The Pristine Queen and chopped it up about her 3-piece EP, FABLE, the partnership with STAYLOW and what else we can expect from her both musically and on our TV screens. Here are 5 key things that we learnt from ZuluMecca: Don’t attach guilt to Prayer “I don’t like attaching guilt to prayer. If I miss it, it was for a reason. So I don’t like feeling anxious and guilty afterwards” Leave your ego at the door “You know, I can rap and I can rap really well. But, there’s a certain part of me when I step into studio that needs to leave the ego at the door. Because, when I step into studio, I need to be able to learn and to grow as an artist – especially if there’s other artists and musicians in studio. So, that’s the most important thing, for me, is to leave my ego at the door and be open to trying new things. I need to be open and I need to be teachable – that thought happens to me every time I step into the studio… it’s a conscious decision” Be it, don’t look like it “I’m interested in making money – it’s not about APPEARING to make my money” Sometimes We Talk Too Much “Don’t Say Nuthin’ – do the work and get the money” Tell The Truth “The one thing I always advocate for is telling the truth. Whatever that means for you and in whatever form that comes in, just tell the truth. From there, everything will start to fall into the place”. DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN: https://youtu.be/LQo8-HUyXP4 The Element is presented by The Pristine Queen, Azizzar, and broadcasts every weeknight from 18:00-20:00, CAT, all #ForTheLoveOfHipHop.