Artist Profile: Oudtshoorn rapper on the rise

The music scene of Oudtshoorn is not viable enough, but here is one artist who has been making strides in the street lately, despite his background he believes that it’s possible to make a name for himself in the industry and put his small town on the map.

IMG-20190405-WA0017Sango Naude Thys born in Oudtshoorn a small town in the Western Cape, Sango Thys also known as SangOo to his fans is a versatile artist that aims on taking South African music industry by storm.

His love for music started in the streets of Bhongolwethu in Oudtshoorn that’s where he embraced his talent for music, he was influenced by artists such as Beyonce, Driemanskap, Shwi noMtekhala, Michael Jackson, Jarule, Mafikizolo and many more.

SangOo also comes from a religious family background which also led him to be part of Sunday School activities and also choral music activities. His love for music got him being seen on street corners rapping in his hood along with his peers. many years have passed and SangOo has remained humble and motivated that one day he is going to bring change with his talents, to be a role model to many and inspire for the best and uplift his community  for all the trades he learns with the time being in the industry.

His starting point was a performance he took part in at a concert hosted by the primary school  he was attending in 2001, that’s where he fulfilled his vocals really well. As time went by he began to grow in terms of writing poetry, tweaking his dance moves, as he matured he me other peers who had similar interests to his, he became part of a crew called Music Ground which later on disbanded due to other members not being committed enough, he went back to his birth place and continued with his craft.

SangOo also became part of  a non-profit organization known as Ligugu Arts where the aim was to create a platform for other artists around the community, he has performed on events like KKNK Festival, Municipal Activities, Coke Studio, he was also part of a collaboration album that was produced in his town.

His first single which he released in 2016 #SummerNights made its first debut on TUT FM before releasing to the public, he also entered competitions such as Caution the Beat competition which is a reality TV show for upcoming Hip Hop Artists and producers that want to make a name for themselves.

To find out more about SangOo follow him on your favourite social network:



Checkout his latest song #Shoutout

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Kasi Music Magazine

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