Multi talented rapper from Spruitview Bangiswani Makopo also known as LMK, honed his skills way back then while working at Ghetto Ruff. He has done work on Getto Sons’ from Guluva Entertainment second album. He’s also produced, written and featured on various artist’s projects and performed among the likes of Kwesta and Micasa at the Heritage Unity Festival 2018.
BEST: What is your music background?
LMK: I taught myself how to play basic chords and scales on a piano. I acquired that basic skill to help me produce better music.
BEST: Do you write your own songs?
LMK: Yes of course! I think allowing someone to write for me would be a disservice to my fans and God as he has blessed me with this talent. I write from my experience, thoughts and feelings. I think I’m the best person to express that.
BEST: Who are your musical influences?
LMK: Michael Jackson, Queen, Jay – Z, Rick Ross, Eminem, Timbaland, Kanye West and Dr.Dre. These people shaped the way I approach music.
BEST: What are your fondest musical memories? In your house? In your neighborhood or town?
LMK: My family and I sitting down and watching Technics Heart Of The Beat every Friday back in the 90’s.
BEST: What are your songs about?
LMK: : I write about my personal experiences and aspirations.
BEST: How would you describe your music to people?
LMK: If you want to know about what’s happening in the hood listen to my music. If you want to hear about love and its challenges listen to my music. If you want to feel inspired to wake up and get it listen to my music.
BEST: Have you recorded any previous CDs or posted any audio files on the Internet?
LMK: Yeah I have. The project is called Son Of Musa. It’s under my other name Lord MAK and not my current name LMK.
BEST: Tell us more about your single you dropped?
LMK: It’s called “UMTHANDAZO” based on true accounts that happen in eKasi. The song was inspired by the Zola 7 and Brown Dash songs titled Umthandazo Wabolova hence why we got him to appear in the music video in a way of giving him his flowers while he was still alive. It features Big Zulu and OBZ who delivered aggressive thought provoking lyrics.
BEST: What are your immediate music career goals?
LMK: I want to see the music video grow exponentially in views and downloads. I also want to release my next single called Shelele in a few months.
BEST: What are your long-term career goals?
LMK: I see myself running a fully fledged recording studio and recording acts from all over the world. I also plan to penetrate the global market.