Salute to the Realist M’rapper
Born Nkululeko Habedi on Monday 17 October 1977 in Soweto’s Orlando West and he later moved his parents later moved to Alenxandra. Flabba got his hardness as from the harsh streets of Alex as it’s popularly known by its dwellers and was very proud of his Kasi as could be heard from his lines.
In 1996 he he met with four other founding members of the group SKwatta Kamp, and they set out looking for a recording deal, that’s when they ran into the Sizwe Zako mistros in their own right but nothing transpired from that meeting as most recording labels were not believing that rap is a cash cow.
In 1997 the four founding members introduced three more skilled Emcees to the collective and went on to release an album1999 and in 2004 they dropped a revolutionary album in the S.A Hip Hop scene titled Washumkhukhu. This album changed the face of our music scene. They released an additional four records with two being their albums (“Mkhukhu Funkshen” from 2004 and “Washumkhukhu” from 2005) both separately sold in excess of 25,000 units (gold status) and counting.
Flabba later released his solo project that saw him win SAMA (South Africa Music Awards) Nkuli vs Flabba, from which the single Isbhamu Somdoko in 2007, he has also worked and been on stage with world renowned artists such as Will Smith, Snoop Dog and has the fortune of working with Ludacris just to name a few. Local artist who have worked with him are Hip Hop Pantsula, Lira, Kabomo, Bravo, Relo, Max-Hoba and young talent Kwesta.
A memorial service for rapper Nkululeko “Flabba” Habedi was held in Johannesburg today.
The artist was stabbed to death at his family home in Alexandra in the early hours of Monday morning.
Nkululeko “FLABBA” Habedi
17 October 1977 – 09 March 2015
CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY,FRIENDS & ALL HIP HOP LOVERS.
YOU WILL BE SORELY MISSED BLESSED SPIRIT