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Last Updated: 16-08-13

Biography

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  • Award winning Hip Hop artist Thabo Malefane aka Morale is the proud CEO of Neo Shanty Music and a trend setting musician. He has a buzz that won’t go away. Morale has won a Metro FM Award and Best Mixtape Award. He signed himself under his independent label Neo Shanty and flooded the market with his music, ever since he has never looked back. Known for unorthodox flows and for being a vivid hit song writer Morale (Veritaz) is a proud torch bearer for SA rap and a multi award nominee. This artist is manifestly a young hit maker who is affluent with immense talents. He was born in Soweto and enjoyed a Model C influenced upbringing. Morale started rapping over a decade and half ago in the early 90’s when sounds of Wu Tang, Mischief and the old Black Eye Peas was rife. His rap style is poetic and sometimes intensely full of emotions. He tells stories of life, dreams and money through the eyes of a street narrator. The sound behind Morale is international and has an urban flare to it that keeps up with trends and times. His delivery and vocals are of platinum quality. Like many other rappers Morale has an alter ego that captures certain expressions with oozing confidence. His music is good for radio, clubs, social events and theme music.

    Since starting out with a series of mix tapes a few years back, Morale has become a major player in the local rap and hip hop scene. He won mix tape of the year on Hype Magazine South Africa’s leading hip hop magazine in 2007 for “Rising Son” mix tape, www.sendspace.com/file/b0f7zh. He released his debut album “Rising Star” in 2008 and his sound became prominent on radio. Songs like “Promise”, “Aint No Thing”, “Till Da Angels Sing”,“No Lie” and “I Am” where hogging the number one spot on music charts. Morale has shared stages with HHP, Naeto C, Slum Village, Jozi, Maino, Keith Murray, Teargas, Mandoza and TKZee the list continues. Great work through features also makes Morale an all rounded artist. Proverb and Slikour are some of the few artists that featured Morale on their albums, visit www.discogs.com/artist/morale to follow up on Morale’s discography. Morale founded Glitz Gang group in 2007 consisting of himself, Maggz, L-Tido and Sean Pages. His group became very popular in the urban scene, with appearances on Vuzu, SABC Live, MTV Base and Channel O. Morale has shown consistency through Glitz Gang and is now focusing on taking the brand Morale to greater heights. It’s been a few years and there has been a vast growth and achievements for Morale in the music industry. In 2011 the “rising star” signed for management with music mogul Vusi Leeuw, owner of H.U.G.E Entertainment and crafted his 2nd Album called “Smile Clap and Bow” backed by industry giants the likes of Bradley Williams, Vusi Leeuw, Chaka Mings and Gerry Rantseli. His second album won a 2011 Metro FM award in the category best collaboration with his first hit single Ayaamah ft Zola.