Blackstone, Given Thabo Sambo Shares His Music Journey.
Blackstone (Given Thabo Sambo) is a House/Gqom artist a Comedian and actor from Mahushu eGame outside Nelspruit in Mpumalanga. His music career took off in the early 90’s when he was in high school. He had been inspired by the timeless music of the O’jays, Michael Learns to Rock, the Manhattans and that of Phil Collins. As a teenager, it was daily played in his home.
He imitated Zola, Mzambiya, Mawilies and Mapaputsi until he started writing his own songs. His journey in hip-hop started with the group Wajamos where. He then switched to kwaito later formed a duo with his cousin in 2015. His solo career as “Blackstone” started in 2018 when he relocated to Johannesburg.
“He recorded his first single titled “Umlilo” featuring Youturn Stunner from Richards Bay. It was downloaded 12 000 times in 2 weeks after released online, It pushed him to work with F-eezy, Maseven and Dj Bopstar (Durban) on his album “Black And White”.
He had performed in Republic of 94 in Braamfontein, at the Lowveld Show Ground in Mbombela, the Bush Paradise in Hazyview, to name a few. He performed at the Moshito Annual Festival in Gauteng and at KatibaPark situated in Bramfischer. He had so far shared the stage with Moozlie, Sjava, Random Reciepe from Canada, Zola, Rouge, Trompie, Reason, Busiswa, Bucie and many others and had become a household name.
“Early this year, He got a leading role in an upcoming drama series “Emkonti.” Since then he had appeared on Generations The Legacy, Isibaya, The Queen, The Throne, Muvhango and Queen Sono where he worked with well known South African actors Also has a leading role in Theatre Cast “Motsamayi The Walker” as Motsamayi with Black Storyline Vision. He signed a contract with Deep Breath and The Podium Zone Film Productions which workstations with Mzansi Magic and recently scored a clothing deal with a Pretoria-based fashion designer. He now even has a designer shirt, “The Blackstone Shirt” named after him. As an ambassador of TailorMadeMe and the A.V SkhothaneBrand, the talented Mpumalanga export had also become known as a natty dresser. Signed under Delight Productions based in Jo’burg which discovered him in 2015.
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