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We had a chat with Hip Hop Artist Jeii

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Mzansi Fresh caught up with Jeii aka Andile Ndlovu, whose latest  single #HoldUp is causing a lot of noise on social networks. We wanted to know what inspired him to do the song and also get to know the artist. Jeii says #HoldUp came about him thinking about how far he has  come into the rap game and that “he has no time to play”. Oozing so much confidence synonymous with hip hop artists, he says,” I gotta make moves, the concept is based on making people realize that I am actually really good, I wanted to make it as simple as possible so that my listeners could hear my cry and literally feel my hunger.”
 
Jeii also had good words about one of the most underrated hip hop producers, TipsyT. He says the TipsyT is a real good guy.  They been working together from his very 1st days in studio till now, “We actually started doing music together back in high school, his always motivating me, he understands my craft very well and that makes the whole recording process good and easy going, I really had fun recording this song.”
MzansiFresh: Who is Jeii?
@Jeii_SA: Born Andile Ndlovu AKA ‘Jeii’ is an emerging South African recording artist from Johannesburg.
MzansiFresh:When did you start doing music?
 @Jeii_SA: I started doing music at the age 13 i think i was doing my grade 7.
MzansiFresh: What are your memories of high school?
 @Jeii_SA: My very 1st high school performance.
MzansiFresh:  When did the music bug bite?
@Jeii_SA: At an early age, i was not even in my teens.
MzansiFresh: Who is your biggest influence?
 @Jeii_SA: I listen to a whole lot of American born rapper “BIG SEAN”.
MzansiFresh: If you could do something differently, what would it be?
 @Jeii_SA: Turn back the hands of time, re-do a lot of my mistakes.
MzansiFresh: Best advice someone ever told you?
 @Jeii_SA: Never give up on your dreams.
MzansiFresh: Who would you like to collaborate with?
 @Jeii_SA: I am truly open to collaborate with anyone who i see talent in, but i would really like to work with AKA, ICE PRINCE & CASSPER NYOVEST.
MzansiFresh: Your favourite Hip Hop artists are?
 @Jeii_SA: AKA, ANATII, A-REECE, CASSPER NYOVEST, EMTEE, KID-X, KWESTA, LASTEE, GEMINI MAJOR.
MzansiFresh: Your Mzansi Hip Hop Videos Top 5 are?
@Jeii_SA:
1. KWESTA – NGIYAZ’FELA NGAWE
2. AKA & ANATII – 10 FINGERS
3. A-REECE ft FLAME – FEELINGS
4. eMTee ft Nasty_C – WINNING
5. Cya_theDeeJeey ft Jeii – EMOJI
MzansiFresh: What do you think of Music Awards in SA?
 @Jeii_SA: Right now i can see a very huge space where i can fit in.
MzansiFresh: Would you ever do an EDM track?
 @Jeii_SA:  There ain’t a sound in the world where i don’t see my voice fitting in.
MzansiFresh: Any collabos from the continent?
 @Jeii_SA:  Yeah, but my focus is that international route.

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