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Emtee Says He’s Now Sober from ‘All Narcotics’

"I don't do no drugs. Sober as a judge."

South African rapper, singer and businessman, Emtee tweeted this morning that he's a sober man. He went on to admit that he used to make his music "high AF." This is, of course, not a surprise, he did rap, "You'll never catch a nigga sober," on his breakout single, 2015's "Roll Up." And he has never made it a secret that he sips on lean.

In the series of tweets, Emtee says he took some time off and went to Bloemfontein, and that he doesn't drink alcohol. This follows an incident, which saw the artist making headlines and trending on social media for falling on stage while performing.

He looked lethargic, sometimes going for several seconds without uttering a word, mic in hand. He looked like he was under the influence of a certain substance. He eventually fell. The video went viral and many artists and fans expressed their pity and disgust at the incident.

Cassper Nyovest tweeted that Emtee and other artists need to "drop the drugs" as "We got families to feed."

We are glad Emtee has cleaned up, and we are looking forward to his EP DIY 2 is due for a September release. The project is a sequel to Emtee's seminal EP, DIY—a cult classic which laid the foundation for Emtee and his ATM conglomerate.

Read: How Emtee Found His Voice and Became South Africa's Number 1 Trapper

(Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

The 10 Best HHP Songs Ranked

On the second anniversary of HHP's passing, we rank 10 of the South African hip-hop legend's best songs.

Jabulani Tsambo, popularly known by his alias HHP, was a pivotal part of South African hip-hop. Renowned for trailblazing the motswako sub-genre in the early 2000s, the rapper sadly passed away on October 24th, 2018 after a long and much publicised bout with depression.

During his active years, which span two decades (from 1997 to 2018), he was instrumental in breaking barriers and bridging the gap between kwaito and hip-hop in SA, from the late 90s to early 2000s.

He became a household name in the 2000s as he spearheaded the motswako movement, propelling it to the mainstream and solidifying his legendary status in the process.

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