Zuko 'emzetkay' ntluko(21) and Luyanda 'lemzin' kwepile(21) make up the Hip hop crew 'Gudfellaz'.
They all hail from khayelitsha site.b.
The crew Gudfellaz was established in late 2011.
They met on 2009 through hip hop circles,they became friends and ended up doing music together, with other artist as well, at Ghetto rhythms,now known as fireburn.They parted ways with Ghetto rhythms after a year they’ve been working there.
They then formed the crew Gudfellaz alongside matto,who have been their friend for the whole time being.Petty 'Gudfellaz' ended up parting ways with matto due to problems they were experiancing with him.
The formation of the crew was inspired by common challenges they were facing in the hip hop game,such as being undermined or overlooked by people they were working with, not getting gigs,features on mixtapes and so on. They then decided to come together to form a formidable team,where they'll do everything themselves. From managing themselves, doing events, promoting and marketing their music. They also looking at venturing in merchandise in the near future. So gudfellaz is not just a rap crew, its also an entertainment company.Petty
On our music, we mostly talk about social issues that affect us on our daily lives. We also try and uplift the youth and encourage them to get up and do things themselves and work hard in pursuit of their dreams.basicaly we just spreading positive message.
Our music has a feel of old school in it, with heavy lyricsm.We do music the way we feel music should be done.We dont follow any trends, we do us.its music that can appeal to everyone from the young to the old,hip hop lovers and just people who appreciate good music.Basicaly we bringing something fresh.
We have collaborated with 1 of the respected artist crews/artist,the likes of Rivlin clique,Chapparol,King jnr,Kwanda Mchunu(DBN),Matic,Black scientist etc
We have worked with producers like matic,black scientist,Shaka Zulu(DBN),Dilaska(DBN),Inffa,Gary arscenic,Maphetshana etc.
Our 1st official single called "Mthande Naye" reached number 1 on www.bulletonlineinc.com /btunes.It was voted number 1 on so fresh and so clean,its now sitting on number 3 on Headwarmaz top 5 charts(bush radio).
The song "Mthande Naye "is receiving major airplay at different radio station like bush radio,ekhepheni fm(eastern cape),radio zibonele.The other songs that is enjoying airplay is 'Get it done',UCT radio has been playing that song alot.
We set to drop our debut mixtape on February next year, which will mark our arrival in the game.
We have perfomed around cape town,in local gigs like juke box session with driemanskap,black sartuday,Kool out lounge,etc.Park jams(allnyz,pass the mic sessions,sound masters street shows,heads and raps,etc) and festivals like world aids day.We have toured places like worcester,ceres,stellenbosch,grabow and earstern cape.
We have shared stages with the likes of,Ifani(JHB),Driemanskap,ill skills,Ian kamau(canada),Young star,just to mention a few.
We have appeared on local newspapers like City vision and Vukani.