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Pitch Black Afro

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Pitch Black Afro

Born in Thulani Ngcobo in Orlando East, he moved to Johannesburg after completing his schooling and discovered a love of hip-hop in 1995. Between then and 2001, Pitch Black Afro refined his musical writing skills. He then took part in the Rap Activity Jams on YFM where he won MC of the week and then the month. Here DJ Cleo who was impressed with his lyrical delivery, spotted him.

Pitch Black Afro became a firm favourite in the clubs and bashes where he performed with a crew called The Native Huts Allstars and a movement – Black Sunday. His demo was played frequently on Metro FM.

Following DJ Cleo's success as a producer for Mzekezeke, Brown Dash, Arthur and Jeff Maluleke, amongst others, he approached Pitch Black Afro to sign as the first artist to his record label, Will of Steel Productions.

DJ Cleo produced his platinum selling debut album, 'Styling Gel'. Pitch Black Afro had a nasty split with label, Ghetto Ruff - which claimed he still owed them a second album. He recently signed a contract with Intyme Inc - who will be releasing 'Split Endz' soon.

By public vote he receieved the Metro Fm music Awards for Best Hip Hop album in 2004. His new 16-track album, 'Split Endz' - produced by Brotherhood Productions, Gugu, D-Rex.