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Baxon: The ‘Timalebone’ hit maker

SHARE   |   Tuesday, 25 April 2017   |   By Tlotlo Kebinakgabo
Baxon: The ‘Timalebone’ hit maker

Inspired by local music phenomenal Vee, Bakang Moitoi aka Baxon is rapper, songwriter and producer. He is riding the crest wave of success with his trending ‘Timalebone’ song. The Mochudi-born Baxon started rapping in 2009 but got recognition late last year. After dwelling more into the rapping, Baxon saw it fit to start a stable  named  Drop Hitz Squad Records (DHS) alongside his two other friends. The stable has signed seven rappers so far. Baxon says despite his studio being in his bedroom he has never stopped producing beats as he gets inspiration and motivation from his friends. “That is what helps me grow as an artist and producer.” Baxon says it is his first track ‘yolo’ that made him get recognition and opened doors for him “I then started to take this music game very serious,” he said. Baxon has eight years in the music industry and has worked with ATI, Noello, and Kheza Matofane. “Working with them helped my fan base and music grow,” said Baxon.

This year he released his second single titled ‘Timalebone’ which is making waves in local television as well as radio stations. “I am humbled by the love am getting from people. I would love to see my work doing great internationally as music has no boundaries. Right now we are dance to Western Africa pop yet we don’t understand what it is been said,” he said. Despite him getting recognition across the country, Baxon is facing many challenges. “Promoters want free services in the name of giving us platform to show case our art. Albums on the other hand are not selling as they used to and it makes it difficult for us to earn a living out of music,” he said, equally blaming the surge in piracy for crippling them. He urged young and upcoming artists to prioritise education. “They must study hard to stand a chance of getting jobs to survive if their dream doesn’t work out. It is not everyone that’s going to make it in music,” he said.
A graduate of Limkokwing University, Baxon believes the sky is the limit for him.