An exclusive interview with Riky Rick ahead of Huawei Joburg Day
143 days ago
We're gearing up for the biggest Huawei Joburg Day yet, so we decided to have a chat to some of our artists ahead of 1 September 2018.
Riky Rick, one of South Africa's most successful hip-hop acts will make his first Huawei Joburg Day appearance this weekend, so we caught up with him on the 947 Night Show. It also happens to be his first interview in over a year, so we got an exclusive peak into what he's been up to.
You can listen to the full interview below.
Riky hasn't done interviews in over a year, so the team wanted to find out what he has been up to.
This is really an exclusive interview.Riky Rick
I decided to take a break and just take it easy. I wanted to walk the Earth and figure out where this journey is taking me. Once you get into music, you can get lost in the cycle and I started to find that I was getting lost in the cycle.Riky Rick
There is new music coming out. The new music I'm creating makes me really glad to be a musician.Riky Rick
Riky released a track last year titled Stay Shining. He chats about being really inspired again by house music and dance music, which explains the track having that old school Kwaito feel with a house sample. The track samples the classic hit by Crystal Waters, Gypsy Woman.
This is Riky's first performance at Huawei Joburg Day and, like most first-timers, he's trying to figure out what to expect from the crowd.
I heard that this is going to be the biggest event in Joburg. I'm still trying to figure out what to expect from the crowd, but I"m just here to give the people what they want. Performing in front of big crowds, that's my zone and I love that.Riky Rick
The thing I missed about the time off is the diversity that we have in South Africa, but we have the most beautiful country and the most beautiful people.Riky Rick
Zweli and Mantsoe then put him in the spotlight with a little game....
Riky will be on stage at 11:00, so be sure to get your tickets and you'll also be able to catch Zweli & Mantsoe broadcasting live from Huawei Joburg Day.