Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Interview: Speedsta On His Newly-Opened Skate Shop, Leaving the POPcast & His Latest Single

Speedsta's new skate shop is the first of many to come as the deejay, producer and entrepreneur continues his streak of shining the light on emerging talent.

Speedsta is a busy man. A day before the release of his latest single "Chosen One" which features Yanga Chief and up-and-coming rapper Teekay Mokoena, he is unveiling plaques for several songs and a project of his going gold and multi-platinum. The location is his skate shop and creative space Skate Hub which opened its doors on the October 3 in the north side of Joburg.

According to the artist and Sony Music Africa signee, his 2019 EP, BottlebrushStr, is now platinum, "Mayo" is nine times platinum, "Combos Communicating" is gold and "I Don't Know" is five times platinum.

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Interview: DJ Speedsta Has Faith in South Africa’s New Wave of Hip-Hop

We chat to the South African DJ about working with the country's new generation of artists.

DJs play a huge role in South Africa's hip-hop scene. Through their single releases and projects, they always introduce fans to new talent. DJ Speedsta is one selector who seems to understand the current crop of rappers, popularly referred to as "the new wave," and he has introduced a handful to his extensive audience.

Speedsta hosts the popular radio show Absolute Hip-Hop on Metro FM alongside media personality LootLove. The show recently won the Best Radio Show award at the South African Hip Hop Awards.

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