Snazzy B is a well-known artist and songwriter born and bred in Tembisa. According to Bulelani Christopher Xokiso music has always been a part of his entire life. A few people might recall Bulelani as one of the former members of the rap group named ‘‘Veneration’’ back in the olden days. Bulelani started writing his own lyrics in 2008, but did not record any songs until the year 2009. There is an intended message behind every written song, and for Mr Xokiso all his songs are based on his personal life experiences as a simple guy living in the township plus the personal life experiences of other people within his society not forgetting the events which occur in his area which have had a positive impact on his writing skills.
When asked which song will always be his favourite it was hard for Bulelani to make a decision since he has released plenty songs, but he finally chose the single ‘Speed’ which he released recently, and the decision was based on the fact that the song is a different style of rap, has melody and it has a positive message. In the future the first rapper Bulelani would like to collaborate with is K.O, because he was inspired by his vernacular rap and as a result Bulelani listened to a lot of his songs when he started his journey, and the second rapper has to be Emtee who writes songs which focus on personal life experiences which correlates with ideas of Bulelani’s songs.
Inspiration is often seen as an imperative factor in the music industry, surprisingly in Bulelani’s case he was inspired by rappers who became business men later on in their lives such as Jay Z, Dr Dre and the late Prokid to name a few. There is no journey an individual can embark on without facing any obstacles, and unfortunately for Mr Xokiso as an upcoming artist he has mentioned that it is quite difficult to get your songs aired on radio stations if you are not signed to any record label. Luckily, Mr Xokiso explained the obstacles such as financial problems in relation to having adequate funds for music videos, and releasing songs. As a natural born writer Snazzy B writes all the lyrics for his songs which might be one of the reasons why his fans are madly in love with his music which is authentic.
Snazzy B is working towards his long-term goal of having his own record label as the first signed artist. With his long-term goal Bulelani hopes to transition the lives of future upcoming artists with his acquired knowledge of music by giving back to the very same community that has supported him until today. Bulelani’s final words of encouragement for any upcoming artists, and I quote ‘‘they should put in the work, do their research in terms of the industry, and if this is really what they want then they should not let any possible borders which will stop them from reaching their goal’’.
To sum up the intended message of the entire article from what Bulelani has mentioned when the interview took place, in life you have to go through all the stages to achieve anything and put in the work every day, because shortcuts will obviously delay the process. Social media handles:- Instagram or Twitter: @IamSnazZyB Live streams of the songs available here:- Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2jQdYXea8nvCmKQagnmFxw?nd=1 YouTubeChannel: https://youtube.com/c/SnazzyB