LA Maxzino, (24 years of age) born and an raised in Koppermyn, Polokwane in Limpopo.
I’m currently a student at Unisa, doing diploma in teaching as my first year.
I have already been to other institutions for different programmes (I’ve done biomedical technology at UJ)
Who or what got you into Hip hop?
I started off as just a writer, I’d mostly write poems until 2003 after listening to HHP’s first album, I then thought I’d try something to do with hip hop and that’s when I started rapping, ever since, I’ve been a performing artist and a battle rapper.
I’ve worked with Funi (the former producer at House Therapy), Ngola Lekgothoane (SONY Music signee) and Sibasa Mogale of Thobela FM
Who do you desire to work with in the near future?
I’d like to work with Beat Mochini, Silas Beats, PdotO, Redbutton and Blaklez
What’s the story behind the Vans and Chinos EP?
It’s rare to walk in the streets of ekasi or village without seeing anything that has to do with VANS brand and Chino’s pants, now following the buzz my work had in my area, I’ve named the project I’m working on “VANS N Chinos” because I am positive that it will be all over the streets.
There are so many unsuccessful talented people out there who are struggling to reach their breakthrough, what would you say is their stumbling block?
No matter how good your work can be, you need a team. Your creativity alone is not enough to get you out there. People need to engage with as many people as possible for their brands to be recognised.
LA Maxzino… What’s the story behind this stage name?
My full names are Lesetja Alvin Mokgonyana, the LA on my stage name stands for my initials and Maxzino came about in high school, my friends used to call me Max.
Follow LA Maxzino on:
Facebook : Mr. Maxzino
Twitter and instagram : @lamaxzino
YouTube channel : LA Maxzino
They can follow me on Audiomack to stream or download my music : LA Maxzino
For bookings they can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep working, never take anyone for granted. Own your hood first before you can try and get your work out there. If the people at your home do not know you, the chances of someone from outside to know you are very slim, also consider all sorts of criticism because at the end of the day, we are not making music for us, the people must criticize, it builds.
I’d like to send shout outs to ChopzTix, Smavyen TFSL, Yxng Dee, King Beats, Kaysaac for helping me out in the making of VANS N Chinos, also everyone out there who supports the movement.
Click the red link Below for the track download: