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JayHood  dropped one of the hardest South African Hip hop album titled “Social Distance” on the 20th of May 2022. Jeremia Troopen Morwamaphaka Pitso stage-name JayHood born on the 15th of April 2000 in Gauteng but raised in Pretoria and partly in Limpopo is a rapper, songwriter and producer. He started rapping at an early age of 12 years as he fell in love with poetry at 10 years, by the age of 14 he already had various notebooks with songs and music ideas. He bought his first studio equipment at the age of 15 with the money he saved since he could not release due to lack of money for studio time.

He devoted all his energy into improving his writing and producing skills in 2017 while doing his last year in matric  by posting videos of himself freestyling on Instagram and Twitter which caught the ears and attention of Blaklez and Nasty C which led to them releasing a track titled “ The Tale” which gained him a lot of respect and recognition.

Most of his lyrics reference the life his lived with his 2 older brothers and mother, he describes it as “struggling” life as his mother struggled to provide for them as a single parent so he focused more on his music and helping his mother.

Some of his inspirations come from the likes of the legendary Tupac, J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar etc. His first music video came out in 2018 and his second music went viral and got listed on Channel O, MTV Base and got him an American review on YouTube. He is also one of the first selected artists to be featured on the MTV Base show “ New Wave” in 2018 with the likes of ‘Flame and The Big Hash’ featured, and had the opportunity to be one of the MC’s on the 2019 BET cyphers.

He is featured as one of the 9 artists to make cover for the hypefeshmen19 alongside 25K, Wordz etc, he also been featured twice on Verse of the Month hosted by Stogie T and Slikouronlife.  

He currently dropped his “Mii Drug” music video which is a song from his 2019 tape “College Dropout 18”. He is now seen to be one of the fastest growing artists in South Africa. He has performed alongside big South African acts like Cassper Nyovest, AKA, Nasty C etc. With two studio projects he  released independently Jeremia is indeed the next big thing South Africa has ever seen.

By: Mamsi Nkosi

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