There’s no doubt that Cardo, is one of the most talented upcoming South African rappers with a purpose. Masana Mbhalati, better known by his stage name Cardo, is best known for his debut E.P titled “The Forever Combo” released in 2016.
Speaking to Fame Africa TV, Cardo said currently he’s planning to take over the music industry with no remorse for my competition!
“I’m here to create timeless music for future generations to enjoy long after I’m gone…but don’t misinterpret my smile for weakness. I don’t take prisoners! Also, I’m pushing my single Orange ft Maraza, which is the official single from my mixtape ‘Natures Sauce’ and I’m back in studio working on new music.”
CARDO perceives himself as an artistic person because of his love for anything that takes up the form of art; be it a painting, poetry, music or acting.
When asked why be a rapper? He simply replied, “people have admired poets for centuries and glorified musicians for even longer. Rap is a fusion of both, so why not choose rap?” These are the two passions that stole his heart and brought him to the City of Dreams. After years of development and dedication in the studio tirelessly working to perfect his art, CARDO released a track called “Up in this ft Jimmy Jagga” as a way to get a feel of the then current hip-hop scene in 2014.
The reception was positive. Having identified his lane in the industry he then proceeded to release a number of singles in 2015, notably “Excuse U ft Dizzmental” and following the success of “Excuse U”, he subsequently dropped the overwhelming fan favourite “Squad”, where the lyricist revels upon the experiences of rolling with his…well… “Squad”; complimented by a knocker of a trap-like beat that has proven to keep ears and mouths ringing long after the curtain closes.
As a result of the humbling success seen by CARDO, he has secured a public stamp of approval from the likes of Sizwe Dlomo, DJ Milkshake, YFM’s DJ Speedsta and Ricky Rick amongst many other industry stakeholders. You can reach Cardo on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for more updates.