Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?
I am Phathutshedzo, Last name Mapholi aka MastaP-chez, South Africa, Venda Villages by Birth, i am a dedicated musician, a father and a farmer. I have built M-SQUARED RECORDS SA-NKOTB TEAM WITH A FRIEND (MAINEMAN) i have a strong passion for music, but what my parents want for me is a decent job, i did got a job of my qualification(PLANT PRODUCTION) but i feel that i have a bigger purpose in life,i feel that music is my calling so i work doubles just to make a living while following my dreams of changing the situations where i come from through my Musical talent which i see as a God's gift.I am a HIP-HOP Artist, a vocalist to different music Genre, i design CD,SONG covers for my self, my team n other artist,i make my own music videos and for the team.i am a humbled Self Made C.E.O at MSQAURED RECORDS. door still closed but hustle never stops.@mastapchez
How would you describe your style and genre?
My style is a unique trap music rap style i built since 2009, @ MSQUARED we call it ZOMBIE TRAP MUSIC(ZTM) So we simply, MSQUARED, SA-NEWKIDSONTHEBLOCK,ZOMBIE GANG. The music is pure hip-hop with more performance vibe in it, more reality lyrics in it and globally english for everyone to relate.
Who are your biggest idols ever? Dead or alive, musician or non-musician.
Lil Wayne Weezy Tunechi
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What was the biggest mistake you made when you started making music and what would be the number one tip you could give to a newcomer musician?
Using People's Beats, rely on other to succed
A GREAT WALL IS BECAUSE OF A GOOD FOUNDATION, IF U WANT IT FOREVER, TAKE TIME AND PAIN MAKING IT ON YOUR OWN.
MSQUARED IS NOT SUCCESSFUL YET BUT IS MINE AND I KNOW IT IN & OUT
How do you get gigs? Can you share any tips?
ITS HARD AT MY SIDE SINCE IS VILLAGES AND EVERYTHING IS MONEY BUT AS LIFE HAPPENS, THERE ARE SITUATIONS THAT MAKES US THINK OF AN EVENT AND THATS WHERE WE GET TO DESIGN POSTERS AND LET PEOPLE KNOW WHATS UP. I HAVE BEEN MANY PLACES AND EVERY PLACE I LEAVE AN EYE, SO CONNECTIONS ARE VERY IMPORTANTS, SOCIAL MEDIA IS STRONG SOMETIMES PEOPLE LOVE MY CRAFT AND ASK ME TO SHOW UP TO THEIR GIGS.
What has been your biggest challenge right now? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
NOT HAVING TRANSPORT
I HAVE HUSTLED MUSIC MONEY AND WITH THE HELP OF MY JOB, I WAS ABLE TO BUY MY SELF A SECOND HAND CAR, AND IT REALY SIMPLIFIES THE HUSTLE.
How do you promote yourself? Do you have any specific promotion tips for other musicians?
VIA SOCIAL MEDIA
We meet again in one year. What has happened?