He originally burst onto the scene as a fresh-faced 19-year-old back in 2003 with his sensational debut album ‘Sex’.
Having gone on to establish himself as one of the country’s finest Hip Hop talents of all time, 35-year-old Oracle (born Kabo Lokwalo) has since put his solo music career on hold but continues to spit bars on features.
Q. Do you believe Hip Hop is dead?
A. No I don’t think so, not by far! I mean look at it: Hip Hop is the most endorsed genre internationally.
It has more endorsement deals, more than any other genre.
Of course there is a new breed of ‘mumble jumble’ rappers as compared to the ‘more serious’ rappers of before but I would say Hip Hop is growing, it still remains the most influential genre.
Q. Some argue that the current local Hip Hop scene is vastly inferior to when you first started, back in 2003. Your thoughts on this?
A. I don’t think so, I actually believe the opposite that it got stronger, the culture is growing.