Blackbusters is a hip-hop and electronic music duo from Ethiopia and Ghana, consisting of Ethiopian DJ St3v3 and Ghanaian MC Rhymes-Apple.
(Myjoyonline.com)―African music has seen a rebirth in the last decade that has opened it up on the world stage like never before. Exploring that growth even further is the China-based duo, Blackbusters comprising MC Rhymes-Apple and DJ St3v3.
Rhymes-Apple originally hails from Ghana while DJ St3v3, also known as Estifanos comes from Ethiopia. Blackbusters first gained popularity in the middle of 2015, after founding and hosting a night party at Playhouse Night Club, one of Asia’s most famous nightclubs. During late 2016, they released a number of successful club mixes, which charted on Pyro, ITunes and other websites such as Beatport.
Their first promo videos such as ‘We are the Blackbusters’ also became viral sensations, each gaining over ten thousands of views on Youku. Around that time, BlackBusters performed at many events, clubs and festivals, such as Harbin Beer Festival, BeatFloor Music Festival and Lantern Music Festival among others. The group also performed at “Lexis court and Friends” on Radio 1 in 2016.
In 2016, BlackBusters signed on to their own record label, Hero Family, and on December 20, they released their first international single. They went ahead to announce on their social network their first tour titled “Energy Tour”, with a record of 60 shows in 42 cities in Asia within a period of two months 15-19 June 2017.
Rhymes-Apple Ofori-Atta better known by his stage name as MC Rhymes-Apple holds a Bachelors degree in Arts and double masters degrees in Entertainment Management and International Trade. He started recording his own music in 2003 during his high school days then released a mix tape in 2010 titled ”Fruity Juicy”.
Rhymes, used to be a party mc before he later settled to be residence MC in Beijing Circle Club. He has participated in several Music festivals, which includes the Annual Qingdao Beer Festival, Budweiser Festival, Harbin Music Festival and among others.
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