From the humble beginnings of Pietermaritzburg, Xenlaii has released his first single titled: How To Play ft Amarafleur.
Born and bred in Pietermaritzburg, Xolani Thabani Mchunu better known as Xenlaii, the upcoming young rapper, singer, songwriter and performer started his music career at an early age inspired by the likes of Kanye West, Jay Z, Usher, Drake, The Beatles, Lebo Mathosa and TKZee.
“The song truly reflects the lack of emotion and affection in the youth’s relationships these days. Growing up in the era of social media and staged reality, these kids are on the quest for status, social acknowledgement, physical stimulation and materials. It’s the “live in the moment” culture, Xenlaii says.
His music represents life and he loves delivering his stories in a cohesively packaged manner where the visual matches the instrumental and lyrics.
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“It’s all about innovation, creating vibes and an experience that will inspire generations”, he added.
In addition to his music talent, Xenlaii excelled in arts and sports in school. He grew an interest for Basketball and that elevated him to play for the U16 South African National team. This opened doors for him to be invited to the Basketball Without Borders Camp, which is a camp for the best 100 players in Africa. These achievements got him scholarships in both high school and university. He studied until he obtained a degree in Communication/Graphic Design.
The single is available on iTunes, Soundcloud, Youtube, Audiomack, Spotify and Apple Music.