Up-and-coming rapper, Maluty who hails from Ha Makunyapane in Thaba-Tseka has managed to prove many people wrong.
The young artiste, whose real name is Mopholosi Mokotso is beginning to make a name for himself in local music circles.
“The perception that we are all rustic is wrong, Thaba-Tseka has its own talent and several interesting festivals. It’s about time we let the world know about this,” he says.
Maluty, 22, released his debut album “My Feelings Episode 1”, which has put him on the spotlight across the country and beyond the borders.
This mix-tape he says is all about expressing his emotions, his life as a hustler and other experiences in life.
“As a child, I used to enjoy music a lot and I ended up composing my own songs without even realising that it was the beginning of my career in music," he says, adding that he produced his first song in 2017.
He says he learnt about hip-hop music through Radio Lesotho, which was the only radio station that reached Thaba-Tseka in those days.
Maluty also has a Facebook page where he discusses music with his followers.
“A few years ago, it was difficult in the music industry because developed artistes were not cooperative while radio personalities discouraged new talent by not providing enough airplay,” he recalls.
Some of the topics he addresses in his music include loneliness, police brutality, wish for good life, empty political promises and the COVID-19 pandemic.
He recently performed at the Border-Gate Pub located in Ha Hoohlo, Maseru.
The songs he performed included - Bleeding Tears, Celebrity and My Feelings.
Maluty says his music is a collection of daily events that he will be remembered with when he is no longer around.