High School dropout Lucas raps his way to success

Sizwe Sibiya

Many would-be rappers would like to ditch school and become hip hop stars instead – but at 17 LucasRaps has already arrived.

LucasRaps, real name Luke Malong, is rapping his way up the South African hip hop music ladder. When he dropped out of high school, he asked his classmates and friends to sign his shirt – a custom usually reserved for matrics after their last high school exam – but he was only in grade 10.

Lucas told SlikourOnLife he dropped out of school after a crazy weekend of gigs with DJ Maphorisa who signed him under his record label Blaqboy Music in 2018.

Since joining Maphorisa’s camp, the Cape Town born rapper who spent much of his formative years in Durban has released bangers like Benz in 2018, 100 Questionz in 2019 and has lately been releasing hits with another hot newcomer Blxckie.

The two started with the single Big Time Sh’lappa three months ago, and the music video for the song is doing the rounds on TV screens. In December they released another hit titled ‘Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah’ which was well-received by New Age hip hop fans – hitting close to 200,000 views on YouTube in just one month.

Picture source: @LucasRaps_SA
Video source: YouTube

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