By: Lindokuhle Mnisi
The RS Records (Task Crew)
A group of TUT students from the Pretoria West campus have merged and decided to embrace their God-given talent by forming a crew called Task Crew.
Task Crew is a Hip Hop group consisting of members, namely: Siphamandla Mathe (Mr MIC), Joseph Vilakazi (Snitch), Mhlengi Mazibuko (X-Moola) and Sphiwe Thwala (1/3), known by their fans as “Muzinda Representers” because they all reside at the Muzinda Residence.
Mr MIC the producer and founder of Rolling Stone Records (RS Records) is also one of the artists of Task Crew. He said he started his project last year and then recruited members when he enrolled at TUT this year. “I started the production last year and the name of the production was M-I-C PRODUCTION. Then this year January when I came to TUT I decided to change the name to RS RECORDS,” says Mr MIC.
The crew does all the music production in one of their member’s residence room at Muzinda. They have travelled and performed in many places and sharing a stage with well known people in the period of 8 months after forming their crew. “We performed at muzinda's 1st n 2nd talent shows sharing the stage with Chooper from the soapie "Generation". We performed at MRS n’ MR WEST CITY. We have also performed at Soshanguve career exhibition,” said Mr MIC.
“People like our music and they support us. Tracks that keep people talking include these songs titled "EYHO" ft Sipho Lwandle, "From zero to hero" and "Friday rocks". But as Task Crew we are pushing the ones titled "bring it all" and "we got a flow" from our new mixtape called THUNDER MIXTAPE,” he added.
Since all the members of Task Crew are students they encounter some challenges especially with time management for studies and music. Another challenge they face is financial problem because they have to use their own money to go perform in organised events. “Our challenge is time because we have to study and make music at the same time. And secondly it is financial problem because when we have a gig somewhere we arrange transport for ourselves,” said Mr MIC.
Mr MIC has ambitions for his crew as he anticipates that one day they will be making headlines in the whole country. “We want to see this group rocking the whole country and outside our country soon and we are going to achieve that goal,” he said with so much enthusiasm. For bookings people can find the crew on their facebook fan page "RS RECORDS(TASK CREW)" Or they can also call MR M-I-C on 083 5850 279.