Back with a vengeance, Shugasmakx has just dropped a brand new single featuring JR called “#TRUSTIT!”. We caught up with the MC to talk about his hiatus with the music and his future plans.
You’ve been quiet for a minute. What have you been doing apart from the music
Focusing on my agency MECA, doing some exciting stuff there. Then I did Clash of the Choirs where I came 2nd and have now gone on to manage my choir from the show. We’re no longer known as Team Shugasmakx but now SSE (Sweet Sounds Ensemble) and I got the new TV show My Perfect Proposal on Mzansi Magic with Dineo Moeketsi. So we been working.
What inspired #TRUSTIT?
I just got back into the studio working on new music and this is one of the gems we came across. It just worked for the 1st single I guess.
How did the collab with JR come about?
It was actually another song altogether but when I played it for JR at Raw X Studios on night he came up with a better hook and I was like “Let’s do it!”
When can we expect another full length album?
We gonna drop some singles which we’ve already recorded and when the buzz is right the album will drop!
Looking at the game right now, who’s killing it in your opinion?
Good buzz, vibe and hype on Boyz n Bucks, Cashtime, Da Les, Cassper and AKA right now.
With so many new artists blowing up in a big way, it’s becoming harder for other artists who’ve been around to break the market. You’ve never been concerned with what other rappers do, but have kept to your own lane. What is your personal success motto looking at your credible career?
I think one always has to keep it moving and constantly evolve, move with the times but don’t get caught up in the trends. Make quality music that you can buy into when selling it, that way the people believe what you’re selling.
Describe Shugasmakx in one word.