Rapper Ntokozo Mdluli, popularly known as K.O, has announced the release date of his much anticipated new album in a post on Instagram. K.O pointed to the different challenges he had been confronted with particularly after deciding to go solo with people making up stories about him. Reaching out to his fans he invited them to part take in the process leading up to the new the release of the album in June.
This is the full post from K.O below:
Woke up feeling some type of way this morning. Since ’16 there’s been people coming for me and my work simply coz they dislike me as a person, and that has affected my morale a bit. Have been dealing wt false accusations rumors ever since I went solo. Ppl out there perpetuating lies about me out of pure hatred smh. Fake news about me having AIDS, how I released Papa Action to kill MAEs album, how I didn’t want Cashtime artists to release music. How I’m an arrogant asshole, a greedy devil and spotlight hogger, how I don’t appreciate my fans. Some guy claiming I ‘stole his style’ just coz I used the word ‘Skhanda’ in my music, when I’d never even heard of him and his supposed ‘style’. I’m tired of this crap! For real…. guess this is what comes with being misunderstood huh. Ppl can spew so much hatred towards me to a point where they put in actual effort in even trying to kill my musical efforts and talent. My position is even more frustrating right now in fact. Especially since I’m being told to change my whole sound AGAIN. I created a genre just to walk away frm it… So at this point I have opted to do some introspection and digging deep to find my voice again. I’m in the process of recreating myself. As much as I woulda loved to give my fans the album now, I sadly need to rework the entire project. Rather that than giving y’all mediocrity. I am though putting finishing touches to these records I’ll be releasing in June and that will officially set precedence to put my next project. To all those who support me unconditionally I love and thank you for riding with me even through tough times and I am dedicating the new album to YOU! To all the naysayers/haters/non-believers and them, thank you for the love … PS: I’m taking all my riders with me through this journey of me working on the album. I will be posting videos and all as the saga unfolds, feel free to comment on the posts for suggestions. #DustGawd