Phiwe Unami Tini who is better known as “Kid Tini” is an up and coming young artist with a fresh take on Hip-Hop with catchy hooks and skillful lyricism. Born in Butterworth (Eastern Cape, South Africa). He is not new to the music industry as he has previously worked with recognized South African hip hop artists. With great poise and zeal, this 19 year old raps with the precision and depth of someone twice his age.
The Pretoria-based artist got his musical inspiration from his older brother. He heard this brothers Demo’s at the young age of 10 and was fascinated at the fact that he personally knew someone who could rap. He initially thought that rapping was for famous people on TV only. His older brother helped him begin his professional career by supplying him with equipment as well as exposing him to certain dynamics in the music business.
The Lyricist joined Ambitiouz entertainment in May 2017 and just shortly after joining, he released two smash singles under the label, with one being New School Bully which showcases his lyricism and is accompanied by matching visuals. Following New School Bully, Kid Tini released Bekezela where he featured stable vocalist Lisa who added a soft and soothing element to the song. Both singles have received positive criticism.Prior to that he released a 18-track Debut mixtape “Coming Of Age” which bagged him three nominations, two at the 2016 South African Hip Hop Awards for Best Freshman and Lyricist of The Year as well as one nomination at the Eastern Cape Music Awards for Best Hip Hop.
His hard work and ambitions have set a benchmark of what young upcoming artists should be defined by This hip hop sensation added that joining the Ambitiouz family will help him reach more people with his music and he looks forward to receiving a nationwide reception. Kid Tini’s work has proved that the future looks promising for the hip hop circuit. His distinct sound gained him critical praise from wellknown online blogs and magazines such as Hype magazine, SA Hip Hop Magazine and the African Hip Hop blog just to name a few.