Raymond Ramodisa, also known by his stage name as Raymnd NoTypo, is a South African recording artist from Giyani in Limpopo Province.
Raymnd fell in love with music when his brother introduced him to Rap music. His favourite rappers at the time included Mase, Naughty by Nature, Notorious B.I.G and the late Big Pun.
q Birth Name: Raymond Gift Ramodisa
q Origin: Giyani, Limpopo. South Africa
q Born: 1992-09-02
q Occupation: Recording Rap Artist, Songwriter and Vocalist
q Genre: Hip-Hop
q Years Active: 2009-Present
q Company: NuShoesTV, XVK Entertainment
Raymnd started singing at a young age in his church choir while engaging in school competitions where he would triumph to Provincial levels and perform his art in his high school projects.
Beginning to record music in his late high school years, Raymnd would perform in local events, clubs and festivals. He would go on to be crowned Capricorn FM’s MC of The Week consistently in the year 2008.
In 2011 Raymnd moved to Johannesburg in pursuit of his dreams where he instantly gained respect and recognition commercially as well as on the streets.
Performing regularly in festivals, clubs and local shows alongside industry names and peers, he would later perform in even more provinces around the country.
q Guest performance on eTV’s ‘So What?’
q Appearances on South African youth radio station YFM’s “Full Clip”
q Raymnd’s music features in Scrambles 4 Money and SA Underground’s album, The Murk Sessions Vol. 2 alongside Copyright (USA), Ben Sharpa and Yugen Blakrok (SA).
q Collaborating with international acts, Had Enough (UK) and King Loui (USA).
q Music gains popularity on radio stations in Gauteng, KZN, North West and Limpopo.
q Features on Limpopo Mixtape alongside the finest musicians in Limpopo.
q Features on LimpHop Documentary.
q Soul Candy Records engages Raymnd in recurring shows as the only Hip-Hop act.
q Raymnd toils on his debut music project, Everyday Mixtape.
q Raymnd travels home province for LimpHop Tour with
countless radio appearances and performances promoting Everyday Mixtape.
q Tuesday music video release.
q Everyday Mixtape release.
q Raymnd releases Gusheshe remix.
q Raymnd NoTypo is announced on YFM as one of the best suited artists for Gusheshe Remix by Cassper Nyovest.
q Sowetan announces Raymnd as Limpopo’s finest Hip-Hop talent.
q Studio Cooking music video release.
q LimpHop Mixtape wins Mixtape of The Year at South African Hip-Hop Awards.
q Digital release of Raymnd’s TBT (Throwback Thursdays)
q Music video releases.
q Features on SA Hip-Hop compilations.
q DRUM Magazine feature.
q Music video releases
q Hype Magazine features Raymnd.
q SlikourOnlife Underdog of The Day.
q Z’Khiphani Magazine feature.
q Channel O Turn Up debuts Raymnd Music Video.
q Son of Man release.
q SABC 2 Morning Live Interview and performance.
q F.A.M.E Awards nomination for best collaboration.
q UNH-EP release.
q Limpopo Music Awards nomination for Best Music Video.
q Raymnd goes on radio tour in promotion of UNH-EP.
• What got him into Hip hop?
The story of Raymnd is simple, he was introduced into Hip-Hop by his eldest brother who was a Rap music fanatic at the time and exposed him to the well-known stars, likes of Jay-Z, Big Pun and Mase. He began writing and recording his music through the influence of the local Rap giants such as SpaceMunna, the late HHP, the late PROKID and ProVerb.
• Who are the Legends that he has worked with on some of his projects?
Raymnd worked along with SpaceMunna, DJ Lemonka, Neo Beatz, Copyright of Mega Hertz (USA) and Mchangani.
• Who are the Legends that he wishes to work with in the near future?
As young growing artist he wishes to work and collaborate with the likes of AKA, Ricky Rick, Reason, Stogie-T and Kwesta.
• What is the Motive behind his writings?
Raymnd’s NoTypo uses his impeccable flow of rhymes and schemes to tackle and address different subjects on every song. While his latest EP, Unhappy N***er Habits–
Extended Play addresses depression, girls, alcohol and the finer most moments in a 20 something year old’s daily experiences.
In between promoting his latest project Unhappy N***er Habits – Extended Play, Raymnd takes a moment to reflect back on the year 2018’s highlights and notable
moments in S.A. Generally, from the music and entertainment industry to politics, social media, beefs and some of the deaths we saw. In less than 3
minutes he gives us the year’s wrap up in a nutshell with a supporting video.
To get in touch with Raymnd:
Raymnd – 2018 Freestyle:
Edited by Mapitso Rathebe