MASERU — If you are hardcore fan of Hip Hop, you will probably be blown away. The song titles alone are an indication of what the latest album from Sibusiso Adontši, popularly known as Sadon, is all about. A month after its release, the 16-track compilation Love, Hate and Tears has sold over 350 units both in Lesotho and Swaziland.
Local rapper Sadon, was born and bred in Ha Mabote. He describes his stage name as “fresh beginnings” or the light to thousands. Adontši started as a Kwaito artiste back in high school and joined the Hip Hop industry last year. “I started as a Kwaito artiste because it was the easiest music to do back then as it was socially accepted. I did Hip Hop alone in my room because I never wanted my friends to find out,” he said.
On his primary presentation, Sadon dips into all the various sub-genres of Hip Hop, Lesotho’s best contribution so far.
He whizzes between Sesotho and English in his lyrics, bringing a breath of fresh air into Hip Hop. Standout tracks are Dreams Come True, Never Give Up and Believe. “This album was inspired by three elements: love, hate and tears which I experienced as I was working on it. “I just wanted to disclose what I had gone through to be here today,” he said.
He also said that he enjoyed releasing singles and stage performances until his ex-girlfriend motivated him to compile the songs into an album. That’s when Adontši started on this project last November. Adontši has worked with a number of local vocalists including the likes of Leomile Motsetsela, Mpho Sephelane, Mosili Pebane and Fumane Nthebe. The album was produced by Johnson and was mastered and mixed by Cymtom of Seamrock records.
“Lesotho’s music has finally seen the limelight. “This country is definitely on the up,” he said.