Bay musician Athi Capone gets to work with Heavy K
Things are coming together for Bay multi-genre singer Athi Capone who is cooking something in studio with Heavy K – one of his idols in the SA music industry.
After four years of actively seeking recognition from one of Port Elizabeth’s golden boys – Heavy K – Capone’s dream of working with the DJ and producer finally came true, all thanks to the fan base the singer has accumulated in the Bay.
Capone’s working relationship with Heavy K was made possible when the singer’s supporters nominated him for a chance to perform at the DJ’s annual Drumboss Experience (birthday celebration) in December 2018.
“He ran an online competition on Facebook, asking the public to nominate a PE artist to perform at his event and I was nominated by most people, so he contacted me,” Capone said.
However, the 2018 Drumboss Experience, which was meant to be held on December 7 at St George’s Strand Estate, was postponed with ticket holders asked to hold on to their tickets.
“When the show didn’t happen, Heavy K kept in contact and asked me to send him some of my work to listen to and he invited me to come over to Johannesburg to work on something together.”
“It’s such an honour to work with him because I have always imagined that being associated with him would be a good thing,” Capone said.
In an interview with The Herald in January, Capone listed Heavy K as someone he admired and looked up to “for his consistency, humility and hard work”.
Capone, who has been in and out of the music industry for most of his life, started contacting Heavy K in 2015 with the hope to work with but to no avail.
“I guess we were just meant to work together because even though my attempts were unsuccessful at the time, here we are now,” Capone said.
The release date for the two artists’ first song, Ndiyekeleni, is yet to be communicated.
“We have recorded about four songs already but Ndiyekeleni will be the first release,” Capone said.
Although Capone has been based in PE since 2016 after living in Jozi for five years, he said he was playing with the idea of moving to the city of gold...