Surrounded by broken mirrors. Can’t see clearly whether you’re a loser or a winner. But deep down you can be an influential leader, angelic face with a pure heart – but you’re still a sinner.
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It has come to my attention that there is a young and aspiring hip hop artist on the loose. He is 22.
And if you don’t know him, there is no more excuse.
Let’s welcome the talent:
Can’t change the past but I know we can have a better future. Missing person in the puzzle, complete it together… Your child is the future and you’re the goal setter. In cloudy days you’ll be the light and change the weather.
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He is from Port Elizabeth, his name is Nkosomzi Damana, and he is known as J-Ryder by his peers and fans. He was born on 27th of May 1996, making him a Gemini.
His manager (Luzuko Mehlwana) describes him as, “a talented and gifted artist” and this is absolutely correct.
2018 marks his final year in uni studying Human Resource Management, at Nelson Mandela University. He explains choosing this path makes him feel like he can “change the world, by learning the different behaviours of people in organisations and learning how to handle employees in a working environment.”
Yes, he is not just a music enthusiast. He’s a business man too.
He believes rap and Human Resources can, without a doubt, change the world. I truly empathise. The rap industry is booming.
Absent fathers made you strong without realising… Those sleepless nights when the child was busy teething. No support from the father how heart breaking, ran away from the situation. Broke his promises.
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The rapper explains why he had decided to label himself as J-Ryder, as according to his bio:
“I came up with the name because it represents my personal attributes as a person. Which is:
He has faith that he was born to rule. What can be inspiring to young peers who have dreams, but don’t have the support structure, is too keep chasing and hustling – don’t doubt yourself and never ever give up. Don’t you dare. Because — people in the past did not believe in this young man. And yet he never gave up believing in the personal faith and power he had in himself, and his full potential. And here he is today.
There is a quote, he believes, that describes his thinking better than his words ever could: “Nothing comes to your sleep but your dreams, nothing worth having comes easy as it seems.”
Let’s tone it down.
Q & A style.
1. Where do you see yourself in 3 years?
I see myself prospering in Network and Marketing. I see myself being a public figure and I will be The person that will put P.E on the atlas.
2. Why are rappers important?
WE ARE THE VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS.
3. Who are the top 3 rappers you look up to?
Ace Hood, Kwesta and Kanye West (even though I don’t listen to his music.)
You call yourself a man but you don’t even know how to take care of your kids. You busy up in the club turning up while I’m home taking care of our kids. And you’re spending all your money on girls. With no care in the world. You think you’re cool but you’re looking like a fool. Don’t do what was done to you. You better step up to the plate. And Be a man. I want you to be a part of his life. His life. His life. I want you to be a part of his life.
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He is a proud father himself.
Here is one of his fans having high hopes for the lad, and I agree. Let’s support local artists. 🔥🔥🔥
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Follow him everywhere! But when you get arrested, don’t sue!
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If you’re a local/international uprising rapper, or artist, email me firstname.lastname@example.org
I’d love to write about you.