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Prince Kaybee is retiring

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Producer, Deejay, and at times Twitter clap-back specialist Prince Kaybee whose real name is ‘Kabelo Motsamai’ has released an album after seeking out 10 up-and-coming artists to feature on a compilation he produced.

All the artists are women and, along with arguably his best collaborator, singer Msaki (Asanda Lusaseni Mvana), he has released Project Hope (Season 1).

The album has nine tracks and it gives us a glimpse of a different side of the deejay, who was discovered on a talent search show on SABC1 in 2015.

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After selecting just 10 artists from thousands, his album has been warmly received.

In an interview with City Press right after stepping off the stage at the Project Hope launch held in Bryanston on Friday night, the laid-back deejay hits us with a titbit of information that might leave some of his fans feeling conflicted.

I’m slowly losing interest in being the main man… I’ll be announcing my retirement very soon,” he says.

“I’m exiting very soon, there are some other things I am busy with. You need to sacrifice yourself for people to move forward and this what I’m doing, bro, so I can concentrate more.”

I’m not saying I’m stopping music all together, I’ll still produce for other people, but the Prince Kaybee brand or the ‘shop’ let’s call it that … I need to take the keys and just lock that because I feel like I need to do more.” He adds

“I don’t want to leave without a legacy. I thought about this in the shower and it just hit me that this is the time. I didn’t care if there was no money or anything like that, this has been a blessing. I won’t go into too many of the ins and outs, but we’re here now and I’m thrilled with how Project Hope turned out.

Prince Kaybee says he is devising an exit strategy

He finds it to be a bit of a quandary when an artist owns a label and everybody they sign somehow never steps out of the founder’s shadow.

Kaybee says: “You need to sacrifice yourself for people to move forward and this what I’m doing, bro, so I can concentrate more.”

All the acts featured on this project are worth writing home about and stand a good chance of breaking into the industry.



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