Heavy Khusta says that there was a time he was at Oskido’s record label, Kalawa Jazmee and he was “forgettable”!outh African hitmaker
Here are some of the details he revealed during an interview with MacG’s Podcast and Chill:
- Poor family background!
- Eating bread the entire week!
- His father stubbed for allegedly snatching girls!
- His father being a musician and playing a huge role in who he is today!
- His mother sacrificing some of her food for them!
“…I come a very long way. I am a very strong man and I am not telling these stories to show any other bad impression and all of that, it’s real stories. There was a time bro I was at Kalawa but I was forgettable in a way that if I was in the studio everyone knows he does not have a car. Doesn’t have money but you find yourself alone in the studio, everyone left, so how are you supposed to go home?
“I was left with that girl (ex-girlfriend) and embarrassed. I don’t have money for a cab. Nothing. You know we slept on the floor and I used my jacket to create a pillow for her. Bro, we passed out in the studio together literally,” says Heavy Khusta.
Heavy Khusta says after sleeping at Kalawa Jazmme studios they moved to Fourways and the rental was R5000.
“…I called Bra Oscar (Oskido) and said you know I have been living with Cuba… (he over-stayed his welcome) One thing I like about Oskido is that he does not spoon feed you, he tells you how far he can go for you. He makes sure you know when he does a favor for you,” says Heavy Khusta.
Heavy Khusta says that Oskido referred him to another lady (name withheld) who had a two-bedroom apartment for R5000 and told him not to worry about the security deposit.
“… We are super broke… I remember I used to get upset every time Wena big and they would advertise events using it, but no one knows Heavy K (agreeing that he was still broke when Wena was very popular). That was way after I release Lento, even after I released Gunsong I was still broke,” shares Heavy Khusta.
Heavy Khusta admitted that he was “depressed” because his songs were playing everywhere but he was not getting anything from his song’s popularity.
He says that it was too early for royalties from the South African Music Rights Organization (SAMRO) because it was “whack” at that time.
Even having the biggest song in the country, Heavy Khusta admitted that he used to play for free, and sometimes he would at least get R2000 from those that sympathized with him.
Watch the full interview below: