LOCAL rapper L-Tore’s recording company, Royalty Music Group (RMG), has released its first project.
The single titled Re Monate is off L-Tore’s forthcoming album titled The Gift.
Re Monate features Jiji F and Skebz D and was produced by Sir Edi.
L-Tore told the Weekender in a recent interview that the track was brought about by the need for constant collaborations among local artistes.
He said the last time they worked together was on Jiji’s his debut album 2014 but they were keen to collaborate again.
“Skebza was added to the song after both Jiji and I had recorded to complement our styles,” L-Tore said.
He said the track song is currently available on Music box, Slikouronlife, Audiomack, Reverbnation.
“We have submitted the track to Rehegoo, a publisher in California, in the United States and it will be available on prominent music platforms soon,” he said.
L-Tore noted that The Gift would feature artistes like Nirex, Reborn and Revelation among others and would be available in December.
He said the project is a compilation product by RMG aimed at exposing local talent.
“The project is meant to show that there is unity within the music industry hence this plethora of collaborations,” L-Tore said.
He said they also want to prove their high level of skills through the project since it “features a lot of talented artistes who rap in both English and Sesotho”.
Born Lerato Leteka, L-Tore has worked on several projects among them his November 2017 15-track extended play (EP) titled Royalty Mind and another titled Royalty Presents: the commercial mix, a deluxe edition of songs he had done prior to winning the Vodacom Superstars competition in 2015.
After releasing his first EP in November 2017, L-Tore then released Freestyle Friday in April 2018.
L-Tore said the local music industry was constantly fluctuating with lots of ups and downs
“It’s an interesting but confusing game because at one time you think a project is hot then the next you realise it’s not,” he said.
Although local music has a bright future, L-Tore says a few key issues like the copyright law must be adjusted to ensure viability of the sector.