This is Draztik, the owner of Unreleased Records/Publishing. Older heads may remember him from his days as part of the crew Cashless Society. He’s a big inspiration to me, for all he’s achieved and for what he’s yet to do. I first met him in 2009 while doing campus radio, and we’ve spoken a couple of times since then. At every juncture, he’s come across as a level-headed gentleman, very calm. And he always seems to have time to share his knowledge, be it the inner workings of the publishing industry, or his experiences of fatherhood. “African Raw Material Vol. 1“, produced in part with another gritty beatsmith Gemini, remains one of my top South African hip-hop releases. And it dropped in 2004 nogal!
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