Pitch Black Afro

Pitch Black Afro (Thulani Ngcobo)[1] is a South African Kwaito/Hip Hop MC[2] from the Johannesburg township of Soweto. He found rapping a successful way to control his stutter, and commonly wears an Afro wig.[3]

Pitch Black Afro’s style is similar to that of American MC’s, citing Redman as an influence, but raps in English, Zulu and a slangy mixture of different languages called tsotsi taal.

He became a favourite on the club scene often playing with ‘The Native Huts Allstars’ and was eventually discovered by DJ Cleo during a stint doing “Rap Activity Jams” on YFM radio. His first album was produced by Cleo and released in 2005, selling 50,000 copies in South Africa. This made ‘Styling Gel’ the biggest ever selling African Hip Hop album (at the time). He followed this with “Split Enz”

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