He joins local artists Boity, Cassper Nyovest, Nadia Nakai, Nasty C, Tshego, Tellaman, Ricky Tyler, Larry Gaaga and Vector, all signed by Universal Music Group.
The deal coincides with the release of her single ‘Slide’, which is now available for streaming and download. ‘Slide’ was co-produced by Christer and seeks to take listeners on a musical journey of explosive beats that are strategically placed on the song.
“I am happy and I trusted the process,” said Lucasraps. “God makes no mistakes and as an artist I have become a firm believer in his ways. I have been working on this project since 2018 discarding what I did not like, improving what I did and supporting the dynamic growth that contributed to the development of my sound “.
And he added: “This is just the beginning, the wait was an honest test of faith. To myself and to all my supporters, I appreciate your patience. Believe me, it̵
7;s worth the wait. “
Def Jam Africa A&R chief Innocent Nkosi said, “Def Jam Recordings Africa, as a young label, is honored to work with such talent. Lucasraps is a talented rapper who is versatile and we are trying to open international doors to him ”.
Lucasraps, born Lucas Duncan Malong in Cape Town, burst onto the music scene in 2016 with his debut single “Ammo” with DJ Maphorisa. He has made appearances in numerous projects that have solidified his name as an act to keep an eye on. He has worked with Dr Peppa, Riky Rick, Chang Cello and Blxckie.