Rising Hip Hop artist and rapper, Pusetso Motlokoa, also known as Hushley HUND, is not only the Blue Monkey 2020 Hip Hop competition winner, he is also currently one of the fastest-growing up and coming rappers the west rand has ever seen.
Drawing his inspiration and motivation from the one and only Slim Shady, Eminem, in 2016 HUND made the decision that this is what he wants to do with his life. This is what he was born to do! At first, he was slowly making name for himself by dropping single after single. It was only at the beginning of this year, when HUND collaborated with his own brother, Kraig Reeves, when things started to rapidly move forward. Being surrounded by fellow artists his entire life, HUND feels that where the majority of other artists are transitioning into trap, he remains faithful and a true lover of rap.
As the industry is changing, even the big artists he looks up to are the ones who still rap. One of them being the charismatic Tom MacDonald. The song that led Hushley HUND towards winning the competition was Energy. However, Energy isn’t his latest track.
They say you can judge an artist by their latest song, and with one listen to his latest song, TREK++ you’ll immediately understand why he so strongly deserved to win.
“The message I’m trying to carry over through TREK++ is that no matter how hard life gets, no matter how many times you think things are too difficult to handle, you’re not limited to a mediocre life. Always remember, even if you have a bad background, you’re still a star amongst the stars.”
HUND says that believing in yourself is also a key aspect of making it to the top. He doesn’t just hope to perform internationally one day, he knows he will.
“I want to pave the way for West Rand music, and I don’t just want to be a guest in the hip hop industry, I want to become part of the culture!”
Currently, HUND’s music is trending on SoundCloud, so if you want to see what the hype is all about making sure to go give it a listen.