ThiNXx is an independent hip hop emcee and producer from Johannesburg and has been actively involved in various genres of music since around 1997 including punk bands, instrumental hiphop groups and even as a house DJ under the alias “Fly,” attaining various residencies across Johannesburg before leaving for the UK in 2004 where he played at various bars and clubs. He returned South Africa in May 2006 with a resolve to enter the world of hip hop music.
He has since released 3 self-produced solo albums as well as various mixtapes and singles working alongside artists from around the world including Phil G the Knowbody(US), Kamikaze Picnic(US), Mainvein, Immaculate Mentality and Allison Truj(US). He has also performed at various local shows in Johannesburg and Cape Town including Splash Jam, Babylon, Wordplay as well as a few others sharing stages with the likes of Witchcraft, Blakrok, Likwidskillz, Ewok, Fifi the Rai Blaster, Articulate Artists, The MisinlinK, to name a few.
So far in 2013 ThiNXx has featured on various projects and compilations including “Moving with the Tymez” (March) a compilation of different sounds and styles from hiphop artists all over the world put together by Issuez7(UK), “Issuez7 & Waatu are Agent Provocateur”, (June) alongside Passive65ive(UK), Hobs Sputnik(US),Tank Wonderful(US), Duke01 and scratches by DJ Man-One(UK) & also in “Patient Zero” (June) an international collaboration group between Canadian producer Waatu Music and UK Bassist Shep on Bass where he drops the lyrics on their debut single “Ballpoint Magician” from the “Scarecrow Tactics” EP which will also feature the likes of Turtle Handz (US), Tusken Coalition (UK) & Dyzlexic (AUS). Most recently he featured on the latest compilation by Issuez7 alongside artists like Billy Woods, Atari Blitzkrieg, C Rayz Walz, Tame One, Masai Bey and many more. The track featured is a remix for his track “Doesn’t Matter, Huh??” put together by Patient Zero. He also recently joined Arcadiac Records, a Michigan based collaborative alongside Krem is DroneJones, Eager Maniacs, Fast Tactics (FASTAX), Petty Tyrants, The Sisu Kid,Twat, Walking With Balance. His most recent album “Sentiments to Cinders” re-released on Arcadiac on 10 October 2013 with follow up releases and collaborations due soon.
ThiNXx also runs an NGO website called “ do hiphop”, trying to bring indie hip hop artists and general awareness to people across the globe, is an artist concerned with hip-hop and world activism, and is a firm believer that music and artists can change the world.
He is currently working on a number of projects due to release in the not-too-distant future.