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Morale:biography/review

Morale, born Thabo Malefane, is an award winning African hip hop artist from Soweto. Morale is the CEO of his record label Neo Shanty.enjoyed a Model C influenced upbringing. Morale began 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 was popular within the American music industry. His rap style is poetic and sometimes intensely full of emotions as 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 of current music styles. His delivery and vocals are of great 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. Morale’s career began with a series of mix tapes in 2007 that later became a major competitor on the local hip hop scene. He won mix tape of the year in 2007 on Hype Magazine’s South Africa’s leading hip hop magazine.  He released his debut album “Rising Star” in 2008 and his sound became prominent on radio.  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 big name industry giants.

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