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N.K.E – New Kids Edition
The N.K.E is a South African Hip Hop/Rap Group from sunny South Africa, more specifically, the city of Cape Town.
Made up of two members, the N.K.E formed in late 2008 by brothers Wade Petersen (AKA Wadey) and Shane Petersen (AKA Emo Kid).
A young group, the N.K.E has a passion for hip hop unrivalled by others, these two men literally eat breathe and sleep rap music. Hungry to perform, they possess a confidence in their abilities that is completely infectious as is their music.
The group has enjoyed a successful entry into the local music scene performing alongside big local names such as Jody Williams, Jarrod hicks, Isaac Monty and Chad Saaiman of Stereo Type Records and well known Comedian Sivuyile, Performed for Big brother 1 contestant Irvan Swerve Damons and recently signed a performance agreement with Big Pocket Productions
The N.K.E has also been showcased on major local radio stations such as GoodHope fm and Kfm and has received great feedback from fans young and old alike.
The N.K.E brings a new dimension to hip hop music, a genre they describe as “new age hip hop” a style that has international quality but still lives true to its Cape Town roots.
The N.K.E has a dream that they are turning into a plan, and that is to uplift hip hop not only as a genre of music, but as a culture both locally and internationally. It is their beliefs that if you can’t make it in your own back yard you are not going to make it anywhere. This belief is what drives them to firstly put Cape Town music on the local map and secondly to take what they have to offer to the world stage.